As it happened: Late Trezeguet goal books Villa Wembley date
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22:48a year ago

Bye!

Brilliant scenes at Villa Park as the hosts book their place at Wembley. That's all from us here but make sure you stay tuned to VAVEL throughout the week for all the reaction and of course to find out who Villa will be playing in the final!
22:42a year ago

The moment that counted...

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22:38a year ago

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City

FT And Maddison's effort strikes the wall! The full-time whistle goes! That's an absolute sickener for Leicester but sheer delight for Villa as the pitch is invaded.
22:37a year ago

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City

90+6' Final chance for Leicester! Free-kick on the edge of the area!
22:34a year ago

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City

90+3' GOAL! Trezeguet has booked Villa's Wembley place as he guides the ball into the far corner as he latches onto Elmohamady's cross!
22:32a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

90' Four minutes stoppage time and then it's penalties.
22:30a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

89' So close for Leicester! Evans connects with Maddison's corner but his header drops just wide!
22:27a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

85' Second change for Leicester. Demarai Gray comes on in place of Harvey Barnes.
22:25a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

84' Final alteration for Villa. Guilbert is off for Ahmed Elmohamady.
22:24a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

82' That's easy for Schmeichel. Substitute Trezeguet sprints down the flank but it's a weak shot straight at the Dane.
22:21a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

80' Rodgers' team are the better side here and Maddison puts a shot over the crossbar. Not long left now and then penalties.
22:18a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

77' Second substitution for Villa. Trezeguet is introduced in place of El Ghazi. 
22:17a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

76' Booking for Soyuncu. High challenge on Grealish.
22:14a year ago

Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City

73' GOAL! Kelechi Iheanacho comes up trumps once again as Barnes dances down the left-side, with the Nigerian driving home at the far post!
22:11a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

69' That's a chance for Leicester. Iheanacho plays the ball back for Maddison but he blazes off target.
22:08a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

67' First substitution for Villa. Debutant Samatta is off for Keinan Davies.
22:06a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

64' That should be two! Samatta ghosts in on Grealish's wonderful cross but somehow fails to get contact with the ball! The goal was gaping!
22:05a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

63' Leicester almost play themselves into pressure and Chilwell has put in an excellent defensive header to stop Guilbert putting the ball in.
22:01a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

60' Another Villa booking, this time for Douglas Luiz.
22:01a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

59' Another save from Nyland but much more straight-forward as the stopper catches Iheanacho's shot.
21:58a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

57' Silly booking for Ezri Konsa as he throws the ball away. Should Villa reach the final, he will be suspended.
21:57a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

56' First change for Leicester. Ayoze Perez is off for that man Jamie Vardy.
21:56a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

54' Another opportunity for Villa as Targett also lashes an effort wide.
21:55a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

54' First real chance of the half as Grealish picks up a pocket of space in the area but drives his effort wide.
21:46a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

46' Back underway at Villa Park. No changes for either side. Villa now just 45 minutes away from the final.
21:40a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

Can Leicester get back into this one? What would you do if you were Brendan Rodgers? 
21:34a year ago

Slender advantage...

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21:32a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

HT And that's the break. Villa are ahead thanks to Targett's early strike but Leicester have had their chances. All to play for at Villa Park. 
21:30a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester

45' One minute added time at the end of the first half.
21:29a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

45' Good defensive header from Soyuncu as Villa flood bodies forward and he nods behind to prevent the ball from getting through to Grealish.
21:20a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

34' Two VAR checks for handball in the Villa penalty area! Nothing given! Leicester pushing for an equaliser.
21:19a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

34' Wonderful save from Nyland as Tielemans unleashes a booming drive from the edge of the area and the goalkeeper tips it onto the crossbar!
21:14a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

29' Another sighter for Maddison here after a great turn in midfield but it's another off-target.
21:11a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

26' Villa have the ball in the net again as Samatta pokes the ball home but the ball is ruled out for offside.
21:07a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

22' The initial corner does not trouble Villa but Ricardo Pereira picks up the ball on the edge of the area, with his shot flying just wide. 
21:06a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

21' Corner for Leicester as Barnes skips around Guilbert and has his cross blocked.
21:00a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

16' And it certainly was promising as Anwar El Ghazi whips his effort inches over the crossbar.
21:00a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

15' Promising free-kick for Villa as Grealish is fouled.
20:58a year ago

Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

12' GOAL! After seeing out all of that Leicester pressure, Villa take the lead! Grealish is released in-behind but has to come back. He picks out Matt Targett who drives the ball into the far corner.
20:54a year ago

Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

9' It's the Maddison vs Nyland show so far as the Villa goalkeeper tips another effort from the Englishman wide of goal!
20:52a year ago

Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

6' Another great chance for Maddison as he attempts an acrobatic volley, only to see the ball drop just inches wide.
20:51a year ago

Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

5' It's all go early on! Iheanacho tees up Maddison, with the midfielder setting his sights on the bottom corner but Nyland produces a great fingertip save!
20:50a year ago

Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

4' Villa now have a chance to go forwards as Targett's cross is stopped by Schmeichel with a leg!
20:47a year ago

Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

2' Early chance for Iheanacho as he bulldozes his way through Mings but Nyland produces an early stop to deny the striker. 
20:45a year ago

Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City

1' And we're underway at Villa Park!
20:42a year ago

Reminder

If we end level tonight, we're set to head to penalties so get prepared for a potential long evening!
20:40a year ago

Nearly time...

The teams are just about to step out onto the turf ahead of this game. How are the nerves? 
20:25a year ago

Countdown to kick-off...

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20:00a year ago

Arrivals

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19:48a year ago

Aston Villa Team...

Nyland; Targett, Konsa, Mings, Hause, Gilbert; Luiz, Nakamba, Grealish; Samatta, El Ghazi.

Substitutes: Sarkic, Elmohamady, Chester, Hourihane, Lansbury, Trezeguet, Davies.

19:46a year ago

Leicester City Team...

Schmeichel; Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira; Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison; Barnes, Perez, Iheanacho.

 

Substitutes: Ward, Justin, Gray, Vardy, Albrighton, Benkovic, Praet.

19:37a year ago

Team News incoming...

Just under ten minutes until teams will be announced from Villa Park...
22:31a year ago

Follow us…

Well, kick-off is coming up at 7:45pm on Tuesday. To keep up with everything during this absolutely crucial match and see who becomes the first side to book their place in the Carabao Cup final, make sure you follow us on Twitter. You can find us @VAVEL.
22:30a year ago

Leicester City Team News

Leicester could welcome Jamie Vardy back after he missed the weekend’s win against Brentford in the FA Cup so he will be keen to add to the two goals he has scored at Villa Park already this season. Wilfred Ndidi could also be in line for a start after making his return from injury against West Ham United. However, Nampalys Mendy, Matty James and Daniel Amartey all remain in the treatment room. Skipper Wes Morgan is out through illness.

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22:27a year ago

Aston Villa Team News

The hosts currently have only their long-term absentees to be concerned with for the match so that means Tom Heaton, Wesley, John McGinn and Jed Steer are all out. Keinan Davies could make his return whilst recent signing Mbwana Samatta is in line for his Villa debut.
22:26a year ago

Dean Smith on Villa Park…

Meanwhile, Villa manager Smith has called for his players to harness the power of a supportive home crowd to get them through to the final. He said: “It can certainly help our players and draw the ball towards the goal, especially from the Holte End.

"We've given ourselves a great chance by getting a draw at Leicester. Home advantage can certainly help us."

22:25a year ago

Brendan Rodgers on Leicester’s task…

Despite playing away from home this time around, Leicester boss Rodgers has told his side to impose themselves on the game. Talking in his pre-match press conference, he said: “There’s always a pressure in your home game to go and impose. Dean mentioned he needed more from his side with the ball. We would anticipate they would do more with the ball.

“We play the same way in every game. If we can play as well as we did, but take our chances, we stand a good chance.”

22:25a year ago

Return to Wembley for Villa?

Elsewhere, the Villans will also be extremely keen to book their place at Wembley. The five-time League Cup winners last played in a final of the competition in the 2009/10 season where they were beaten by Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. They have played at the national stadium in each of the last two seasons though having played in the Championship playoff finals against Fulham and Derby County – the latter match seeing them earn promotion back to the Premier League.

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22:23a year ago

More silverware for Leicester?

Brendan Rodgers’ team come into this match at Villa Park obviously desperate to win the game and reach their first final of any kind in over 20 years. If their 4-1 win on the same ground earlier this season is anything to go by, they should be in an absolutely fantastic place to do that.
22:22a year ago

What happened last time?

Of course, the tie is currently level on aggregate following a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium just under three weeks ago. Frederic Guilbert gave Dean Smith’s side a first-half lead on the night as he powered in Anwar El Ghazi’s cross, before Kelechi Iheanacho equalised for the Foxes with a clinical finish of his own. If the tie is still even after play finishes today, we will head to extra-time and if needed, penalties!

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22:17a year ago

Good evening!

Here we go then – it all comes down to this. Aston Villa and Leicester City go head-to-head today vying for a place in the Carabao Cup final. Stick with us all evening for all of the build-up, team news, live coverage and reaction to this huge game in the Second City!
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