Trezeguet fires Aston Villa into League Cup final

Egyptian striker scores stoppage time winner in 2-1 win over Leicester City
Aston Villa’s Egyptian midfielder Trezeguet (L) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 28, 2020. – Aston Villa won the match 2-1. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Egyptian striker Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet scored a stoppage time winner to send Aston Villa into their first League Cup final in 10 years with a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Another African, Kelechi Iheanacho had levelled for Leicester 18 minutes from time after Matt Target’s early opener put Villa in front.

Nigeria’s Iheanacho led the line for the Foxes and was on for the entire duration. His compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi also featured for 90 minutes.

Tanzania’s Mbwana Samatta made his Villa debut after completing an £8.5 million move from Genk but failed to make an impact for his new club.

Villa eventually got the victory when Egyptian, Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross was met by compatriot, Trezeguet, three minutes into added time.

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Trezeguet who was mobbed at the final whistle and had to be taken off the field by Villa security as the home fans celebrated wildly.

Aston Villa now head to Wembley on March 1 to face either Manchester City or Manchester United who contest the other semifinal.

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