EFL Cup - Third Round
Aston Villa0Middlesbrough2

Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough

Patrick Bamford
Tommy Elphick was shown a second yellow card for bringing down Patrick Bamford in the box

Patrick Bamford scored twice as Middlesbrough beat 10-man Aston Villa to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The forward netted from the penalty spot after being brought down by Tommy Elphick, who was shown a second yellow card.

Bamford, who hit the crossbar with a header in the first half, nodded in his second with 23 minutes remaining.

Villa defender Elphick earlier had an effort of his own ruled out.

Jake Doyle-Hayes shot, comfortably saved by Boro goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos, was one of Villa's best efforts.

It was the third time in the past four games that Steve Bruce's side have failed to score.

Line-ups

Aston Villa

  • 13Steer
  • 21Hutton
  • 24ElphickBooked at 58mins
  • 4Samba
  • 2de Laet
  • 8LansburySubstituted forMcCormackat 41'minutes
  • 32Doyle-Hayes
  • 18OnomahSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 81'minutes
  • 36O'Hare
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 9HoganSubstituted forLydenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bree
  • 17Richards
  • 31Bunn
  • 35Clark
  • 38Lyden
  • 43Blackett-Taylor
  • 44McCormack

Middlesbrough

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 23Roberts
  • 4Ayala
  • 6GibsonSubstituted forFryat 45'minutes
  • 3Friend
  • 16HowsonBooked at 72mins
  • 34Forshaw
  • 11Bamford
  • 51WingSubstituted forDowningat 63'minutes
  • 62Tavernier
  • 18FletcherSubstituted forMillerat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2da Silva
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 19Downing
  • 20Fry
  • 30Baker
  • 45Miller
  • 60Pears
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
11,197

Match Stats

Home TeamAston VillaAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2.

Attempt missed. Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. George Miller (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Corey Taylor (Aston Villa).

Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. George Miller replaces Ashley Fletcher.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Corey Taylor replaces Josh Onomah.

Attempt saved. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Christopher Samba (Aston Villa).

Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Booking

Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christopher Samba (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

Goal!

Goal! Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Friend.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Christopher Samba.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Aston Villa) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

Callum O'Hare (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Roberts (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stewart Downing replaces Lewis Wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jordan Lyden replaces Scott Hogan.

Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).

Goal!

Goal! Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 1. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) for a bad foul.

Penalty Middlesbrough. Patrick Bamford draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) after a foul in the penalty area.

Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).

Ross McCormack (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa).

Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christopher Samba (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).

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