Aston Villa beat Leicester in an exciting game at Villa Park and won 2-1 to secure themselves at Wembley on March 1 in the English League Cup final.
After a draw in the first leg, the Villains won at home and now await those who advance from the derby between Manchester City and Manchester United, who play Wednesday.
The 1-1 draw in the first-leg match at King Power Stadium left the game at Villa Park very open. Leicester started the game by pressing and created chance after chance, but they weren’t lucky enough, as they couldn’t score.
James Maddison created two chances at the beginning of the match. In the best of them, Villa’s keeper Nyland made a great save to avoid Maddison’s goal. Iheanacho also stopped at the goalkeeper, who was the protagonist in the match. The dangerous fourth move was again from Maddison and had even more incredible save from Nyland.
The game was electric, and the clock was under 10′ still.
Hosts Aston Villa were just waiting for a perfect opportunity to score on counterattacks. It came in the 12th minute, as Jack Grealish received the ball in front, advanced and gave it to Matt Targett, who struck a superb shot at the far post to sing the back of the net. 1-0 Villa.
Minutes later, Villa had a dangerous free-kick that went inches for doubling their lead.
After the scare minutes, the Foxes could put themselves back together and go back to pressing once again. Tielemans struck a shot from outside of the box and hit the post, but they stopped at it during the first half.
After half-time, Brendan Rodgers’ side came back better and found the equalizer in the 72nd minute. In a play architected by Barnes, the ball met Iheanacho, who tapped in. 1-1.
The game got emotional, and both sides created chances for killing it off. However, it was in the added time that the game was sealed.
With 90+3 on the clock, Elmohamady crossed for Trezeguet, who appeared on the second post to tap in and put Villa in the Carabao Cup Final.
After Trezeguet’s goal, Villa fans invaded the pitch to celebrate with players a place in a final – which doesn’t happen since 1996.