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Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa

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Championship club Aston Villa reached the EFL Cup second round with a narrow away win at League Two Colchester.Scott Hogan slotted in Villa’s opener after U’s keeper Sam Walker fumbled.The hosts had an early chance to level after Christopher Samba took out Sammie Szmodics in the box, but Mikael Mandron’s drilled penalty was saved.

Frankie Kent then inadvertently turned in Albert Aldomah’s cross, before the United defender made it 2-1 at the other end shortly before half-time.Colchester pushed for a leveller after the break but missed several chances as Villa – who made nine changes to their starting side after their league draw with Hull – held on to progress.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsColchester1Walker35James6Kent12Kpekawa2Jackson4LapslieSubstituted forSlaterat 65’minutes16MurrayBooked at 76mins17ReidSubstituted forKinsellaat 69’minutes7WrightSubstituted forJohnstoneat 82’minutes19Mandron10SzmodicsBooked at 87minsSubstitutes3Kinsella9Johnstone22Vincent-Young23O’Sullivan24Slater29Gilmartin31IssaAston Villa13Steer16Bree5Chester4Samba20Bjarnason37AdomahSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 69’minutes14Hourihane18Onomah19GreenBooked at 53minsSubstituted forde Laetat 85’minutes36O’HareBooked at 59mins9HoganSubstituted forDavisat 73’minutesSubstitutes2de Laet8Lansbury29Hepburn-Murphy31Bunn32Doyle-Hayes35Clark39DavisReferee:John BrooksAttendance:6,603Match StatsHome TeamColchesterAway TeamAston VillaPossessionHome41%Away59%ShotsHome20Away13Shots on TargetHome6Away8CornersHome9Away1FoulsHome18Away17Live TextPosted at Match ends, Colchester United 1, Aston Villa 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Colchester United 1, Aston Villa 2.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by Callum O’Hare (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+5′ Sean Murray (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+4′ Hand ball by Mikael Mandron (Colchester United).Posted at 90’+3′ Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Cameron James.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Keinan Davis (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+2′ Cameron James (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+1′ Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).Posted at 90′ Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.Posted at 90′ Attempt blocked. Denny Johnstone (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mikael Mandron with a headed pass.Posted at 89′ Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 89′ Foul by Cameron James (Colchester United).BookingPosted at 87′ Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 86′ Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 86′ Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Ritchie de Laet replaces Andre Green.Posted at 83′ Foul by Keinan Davis (Aston Villa).Posted at 83′ Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Colchester United. Denny Johnstone replaces Drey Wright.Posted at 82′ Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jed Steer.Posted at 82′ Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.Posted at 81′ Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.Posted at 80′ Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 80′ James Bree (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United).Posted at 78′ Offside, Colchester United. Mikael Mandron tries a through ball, but Ryan Jackson is caught offside.Posted at 78′ Attempt saved. Lewis Kinsella (Colchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 77′ Foul by Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa).Posted at 77′ Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 77′ Foul by Keinan Davis (Aston Villa).Posted at 77′ Cameron James (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.BookingPosted at 76′ Sean Murray (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 76′ Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 76′ Foul by Sean Murray (Colchester United).Posted at 76′ Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Birkir Bjarnason.Posted at 74′ Attempt saved. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jed Steer.SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Keinan Davis replaces Scott Hogan.Posted at 72′ Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis Kinsella.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Essex