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Aston Villa scores late to beat Leicester City, reach League Cup final

By: AP | Birmingham |

Published: January 29, 2020 11:40:49 am





Trezeguet scored with a far-post volley in the third minute of stoppage time to earn Villa a 2-1 win over Leicester ( vetembaste)

Aston Villa has reached the final of the English League Cup after scoring in the third minute of stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 win over Leicester

Trezeguet punched the air with both fists and roared with joy as he swayed above a sea of jubilant Aston Villa supporters. Six months into his time at Villa Park, the Egypt midfielder made himself a firm fans’ favourite by sending the club into a cup final at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.

Trezeguet scored with a far-post volley in the third minute of stoppage time to earn Villa a 2-1 win over Leicester and a title match in the English League Cup against either Manchester City or Manchester United on March 1. Villa won 3-2 on aggregate. Having recently seen their team drop into the Premier League’s relegation zone, Villa’s fans savoured a rare moment of celebration this season by swarming onto the field after the final whistle.

Naturally, Trezeguet was one of the prime targets of their affection, and he was hoisted onto some supporters’ shoulders.