Aston Villa vs Leicester City: Trezeguet scores late winner in 2-1 win

Aston Villa vs Leicester City: Trezeguet scores late winner in 2-1 win

- Aston Villa vs Leicester City saw the Villans qualify into the Carabao Cup final with a 2-1 win

- They went ahead through Matt Targett as Kelechi Iheanacho drew the Foxes level in the second half

- But a late winner from Trezeguet ensured Villa's passage into the finals at Wembley on March 1

- Aston Villa will face the winner between Manchester United and Manchester City in the second semis

Aston Villa are through to the Carabao Cup final following a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Villa Park on Tuesday, January 28.

Matt Target and Trezeguet got the goals for the Villans while Kelechi Iheanacho scored Leicester's equalizer on the night.

Dean Smith's side were lucky not to have gone behind in the opening exchanges as Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland made two saves in quick succession.

But it was the home side that took the lead in the 12th minute as Jack Grealish produced a fine pass for Targett who rifled his shot home to make it 1-0.

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The Norwegian shot-stopper also made another fantastic save from Youri Tielemans' shot from outside of the 18-yard shot that came off the cross-bar.

The Foxes finally got their equalizer through Iheanacho in the second half after a brilliant move from Harvey Barnes down the left saw the Nigerian finish off from close range. 1-1 it was.

Northern Irish defender Johnny Evans should have won it for Brendan Rodgers' side late on after his header from a corner kick went just wide.

But it was the Villans who had the last shout in the match as Ahmed El Mohamady's delightful cross found his compatriot Trezeguet who slammed home his effort in the third minute of injury time to win it by 2-1.

Aston Villa will now await the winner of Manchester City and Man United for a date in the final at Wembley.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Sadio Mane is set to miss Liverpool's trip to the London Stadium to take on West ham in their outstanding Premier League match.

The Reds remain unbeaten this season and a win for Jurgen Klopp's side will see them go 19 points clear on top of the table.

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