Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: Live Stream updates and how to watch Continental Cup 20/21 (1-0):  Closing stages!
WALSALL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Gemma Davies, Manager of Aston Villa looks on prior to the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Banks's Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Morgan Harlow/Getty Images)

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21:262 months ago

FULL TIME: Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United

It was far from an assured performance from Villa, but they have their first win and clean sheet of the season through Jodie Hutton's penalty.
21:222 months ago

GOALLLL... or not

Sheffield United have the ball in the net, but it is disallowed for a foul on Lisa Weiss which caused her to drop the ball.

 

Four minutes added on

21:132 months ago
Mel Johnson is replaced by Rhema Lord-Mears for Sheffield United
21:122 months ago
Newly-introduced Emma Follis needs attention now for Villa. Deeply concerning.
21:092 months ago
Diana Silva is replaced by Emma Follis for Villa's fourth change.
21:062 months ago
Haigh is back up on her feet for Villa. No sub needed
21:032 months ago
Another injury concern for Villa. This time Nat Haigh is receiving attention
21:022 months ago
Sophie Walton replaces Kasia Lipka for the visitors
21:002 months ago
Haywood replaces the goal scorer and Villa's best player Jodie Hutton.
20:592 months ago
Sophie Haywood is being prepped to come on. Coaches were speaking to Caroline Siems as well, but she now has her coat back on and is sat down.
20:552 months ago
A good breakaway by the Blades just breaks down as Sarri's ball into the box is claimed by Weiss.
20:452 months ago
A gutting miss from the Blades. A cross is fired in from the right wing, but Sweetman-Kirk scuffs her shot on the stretch and it goes wide. Offside flag spares her blushes.
20:442 months ago
Lipka has a wild effort from range, but it is straight at Weiss. Bright start from the Blades
20:432 months ago
Sheffield United replace Olivia Chance with Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
20:392 months ago
The free-kick is lofted in towards Haigh and N'Dow, but is cleared by the Blades.
20:382 months ago
Villa have a free-kick right on the edge of the area. Promising
20:372 months ago
Amy West has gone to right back and Nat Haigh has slipped into centre back following the sub.
20:372 months ago

BACK UNDERWAY

Villa get the second half started
20:362 months ago

Sub confirmed

The Asante-Petzelberger switch has been confirmed.
20:352 months ago

The teams are back out

Villa are slowly trickling out of the dressing room and have prepped Ramona Petzelberger as a sub. Believe she will replace Asante
20:202 months ago

HALF TIME: Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United

A very even first half means the two sides are separated just by Hutton's penalty. Villa find themselves in front for the first time this season.
20:182 months ago
A nice ball through from Silva is met by Shania Hayles, but she is denied her first goal of the season due to a smart save from Kitching with her legs.
20:122 months ago
A half-chance for Villa. Silva fires a low ball into the box, but Wilson gets goalside of Hutton before she can tap it in.
20:112 months ago
The visitors have responded well to going behind. Only some good awareness from Haigh denies Mel Johnson a clear effort on goal.
20:082 months ago

GOALLLL!

Jodie Hutton takes the penalty she won and buries it, sending Kitching the wrong way. 
20:072 months ago

PENALTY!

Villa have a penalty after Jodie Hutton is cleared out by Wilson
20:052 months ago
Miscommunication at the back leads N'Dow to tackle the ball away from Weiss, as the keeper didn't call for the ball. Villa go under pressure defensively and concede consecutive corners.
20:032 months ago

Substitution for Villa

Nat Haigh is going to replace Franklin.

 

Mel Johnson almost buries a shot down the right wing while Villa had ten players.

20:022 months ago
A sharp counter attack eventually finds its way to Jodie Hutton, who's effort from range smashes into the side netting. Villa have to make this dominance count soon.

 

It could be the end of Ella Franklin's night soon as she has pulled up for the second time.

19:572 months ago
Elisha N'Dow turns smartly just outside the area, but her shot is deflected. Kitching temporarily channels her inner Adrian, parrying the shot, before gathering the loose ball before it reaches Hayles.
19:552 months ago

SO CLOSE

Another massive chance goes begging for Villa. Hanssen's ball evades everyone until Diana Silva meets it at close range, but she flicks it over.
19:542 months ago

CHANCE

A great run from Hutton allows her to fire a cross into the box. Hanssen sets up Emily Syme, but her shot is deflected over.
19:502 months ago
Melissa Johnson is looking threatening to her former employers. Another effort has narrowly missed Weiss' far post. End to end football.
19:482 months ago
So close for Sheffield United. Pennock's cross into the box evades everyone, but an effort from Sarri is saved from Weiss and goes out for a corner
19:462 months ago
Villa are growing into the game now. The linkup play between Jodie Hutton and Shania Hayles is looking to be Villa's greatest goal threat so far.
19:412 months ago
Close for Villa. Weiss' long clearance finds Elisha N'Dow covering at left back. She manages to find Hayles in the area, but her tame effort is easily gathered by Fran Kitching.
19:392 months ago
Villa have their first real attack of the game, with Jodie Hutton's cross evading Shania Hayles as she was advancing on goal.
19:372 months ago

Blades looking sharp

Mel Johnson sets up Olivia Chance to have an effort from range. It's a scuffed, looping shot but it's enough to force a save. The Blades are looking dominant in the first five minutes
19:332 months ago

Bright start

It's been an end-to-end start here. First, Nadine Hanssen came just short of being able to shoot in the area before Mel Johnson bombed up the pitch on the counter, seeing her cross just evade Katie Wilkinson
19:312 months ago

UNDERWAY!

Sheffield United kick us off.
19:282 months ago

The Blades are here

The entrance music finally plays to greet Sheffield United, who emerge from behind the goal in their pink away strip.
19:252 months ago

Here come the teams...

Aston Villa are out first. No music is being played to greet them however.
19:202 months ago

Elsewhere...

It's been a lively start at Kingsmeadow for Arsenal vs Chelsea. With just 18 minutes on the clock, it is already 1-3 to Chelsea with Guro Reiten bagging a brace. Magdalena Eriksson and Caitlin Foord have also scored. 
19:112 months ago

Kick off is fast approaching

The warmups are slowly coming to an end and the teams are gearing up for kick off. Just 20 minutes to go...
18:432 months ago

Sheffield United team news

Mel Johnson starts against her former club and Olivia Chance is given her first start. 
18:422 months ago

Aston Villa team news

Six changes for Aston Villa tonight as Jodie Hutton and Shania Hayles make their first starts of the season. 
18:052 months ago

25 minutes to team news...

We've taken our place in the press box and we have just 25 minutes to go until team news should come in.
16:152 months ago

Form guides

Villa have lost all of their opening three games, falling to a 6-0 defeat to Everton last week. Their other two results were a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City and a 3-1 defeat to Reading.

Sheffield United are currently third in the Championship and are unbeaten this season. Their opening three results have been a 4-0 victory over London Bees, a 2-2 draw with Leicester City and a 4-1 win over London City Lionesses. They are three points behind league leaders Liverpool with a game in hand

16:102 months ago

Reunions

Aston Villa will tonight be reunited with last season's top scorer Mel Johnson. Her 12 goals in the Championship were three short of the golden boot, but they helped fire Gemma Davies' side to an unbeaten title.
16:052 months ago

How to watch

The match will not be broadcast or streamed anywhere tonight. However, you will be able to follow the action online right here on VAVEL.
16:002 months ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL.com's live coverage of the 20/21 Conti Cup fixture Aston Villa vs Sheffield United!

My name is Andrew Maddox and I will be your host for this game. We will be providing you with pre-match analysis, team news and live news as it happens live on VAVEL!

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