EFL Cup - Second Round
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Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan Athletic

Albert Adomah
Albert Adomah (centre) celebrated his goal with a headstand

Scott Hogan scored two first-half goals in Aston Villa's convincing EFL Cup second-round triumph against Wigan.

Hogan steered Albert Adomah's cross past Jamie Jones from close range to set Villa on their way, as both sides changed their entire starting XIs.

Adomah volleyed home to double the lead and though Ryan Colclough got Wigan on the scoresheet with a run and low shot, Hogan restored Villa's two-goal lead.

The hosts confirmed victory when Birkir Bjarnason converted from close range.

Defeat ended the Latics' 100% start to the season, which sees them top League One, while Steve Bruce's side have now scored four goals in consecutive matches.

Line-ups

Aston Villa

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Steer
  • 2de Laet
  • 24Elphick
  • 35Clark
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 16Bree
  • 32Doyle-HayesSubstituted forLydenat 78'minutes
  • 25Gardner
  • 37Adomah
  • 36O'HareBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMcCormackat 73'minutes
  • 9HoganSubstituted forSulimanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 30Abdo
  • 31Bunn
  • 34Suliman
  • 38Lyden
  • 40Cox
  • 42Borg
  • 44McCormack

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Jones
  • 29BurkeBooked at 62mins
  • 21Thomas
  • 12Daniels
  • 3Elder
  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 7GilbeySubstituted forBurgessat 62'minutes
  • 19Laurent
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forHuntat 80'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forLangat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 24Hunt
  • 30Barrigan
  • 34Stubbs
  • 35Burgess
  • 36Merrie
  • 39Lang
  • 40Evans
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
18,108

Match Stats

Home TeamAston VillaAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aston Villa 4, Wigan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aston Villa 4, Wigan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Burgess (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Easah Suliman (Aston Villa).

  6. Post update

    Noel Hunt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Burgess (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Birkir Bjarnason.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Mitchell Clark (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Aston Villa. Easah Suliman replaces Scott Hogan.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces Ryan Colclough.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ross McCormack (Aston Villa).

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