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Carabao Cup: Aston Villa beat Yeovil 1-0 with late Conor Hourihane strike

Conor Hourihane
Since joining Aston Villa from Barnsley in 2017, Conor Hourihane has scored 13 goals

Aston Villa survived a scare to overcome League Two side Yeovil Town and reach the Carabao Cup second round.

The hosts won a penalty when Villa defender Tommy Elphick brought down Yeovil captain Omar Sowunmi, but Andre Moreira saved Alex Fisher's spot-kick.

Moments later, Jack Grealish hit the crossbar with a long-range drive as the visitors pressed for a breakthrough.

But Conor Hourihane sent Villa through with just over 10 minutes to spare as he tapped in Jonathan Kodjia's pass.

Yeovil had the ball in the net just before half-time when Diallang Jaiyesimi poked in at the back post but it was disallowed for a foul in the build-up.

Prior to Yeovil's penalty, Villa protested to win one themselves but were denied as Gary Warren dived headfirst to stop Hourihane's powerful shot.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Baxter
  • 23James
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 4WarrenBooked at 63mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 18Arquin
  • 8ColeSubstituted forPattisonat 33'minutes
  • 20D'AlmeidaBooked at 65mins
  • 21McDonald
  • 14JaiyesimiSubstituted forHenryat 82'minutes
  • 9FisherSubstituted forRogersat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 15Rogers
  • 17Pattison
  • 19Henry
  • 22Clarke
  • 25Phillips
  • 30Santos

Aston Villa

  • 23Campos Moreira
  • 2de Laet
  • 24ElphickBooked at 59mins
  • 4Tuanzebe
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Whelan
  • 37Adomah
  • 14HourihaneBooked at 24mins
  • 34Doyle-HayesBooked at 44minsSubstituted forGrealishat 57'minutes
  • 19GreenSubstituted forBreeat 83'minutes
  • 29Hepburn-MurphySubstituted forKodjiaat 58'minutesBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 5Chester
  • 7McGinn
  • 10Grealish
  • 16Bree
  • 26Kodjia
  • 31Bunn
  • 36McKirdy
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
6,123

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Aston Villa 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Aston Villa 1.

Foul by Albert Adomah (Aston Villa).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Gary Warren (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Omar Sowunmi with a headed pass.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Carl Dickinson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Sessi D'Almeida.

Foul by Neil Taylor (Aston Villa).

Gabriel Rogers (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Alex Pattison (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Gabriel Rogers replaces Alex Fisher.

Delay in match Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. James Bree replaces Andre Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Korrey Henry replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town).

Offside, Aston Villa. Jack Grealish tries a through ball, but Albert Adomah is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Aston Villa 1. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

Hand ball by Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa).

Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Andre Green (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet with a cross.

Attempt missed. Alex Pattison (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Aston Villa. Jack Grealish tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town).

Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Andre Green (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Neil Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pattison.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

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