Aston Villa boss Dean Smith hailed a “goal made in Egypt” after substitutes Trezeguet and Ahmed Elmohamady combined in injury time to send the club to the Carabao Cup final with victory against Leicester.
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Aston Villa boss Dean Smith spoke of his pride after leading his boyhood club to the League Cup final with a dramatic late victory against Leicester.
Aston Villa reached their first league cup final for a decade with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Leicester in the second leg of their semi-final at Villa Park.
New striker Mbwana Samatta comes into contention for Aston Villa’s second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at home to Leicester on Tuesday night following his recent £8.5million move from Genk.
Dean Smith has called on new signing Mbwana Samatta to immediately bring his quality to bear as Aston Villa bid for a third visit to Wembley in 21 months.
Brendan Rodgers has talked up the importance of Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final, second leg at Aston Villa.