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Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan Athletic

Albert Adomah
Albert Adomah (centre) celebrated his goal with a headstand

Scott Hogan scored two first-half goals in Aston Villa's convincing EFL Cup second-round triumph against Wigan.

Hogan steered Albert Adomah's cross past Jamie Jones from close range to set Villa on their way, as both sides changed their entire starting XIs.

Adomah volleyed home to double the lead and though Ryan Colclough got Wigan on the scoresheet with a run and low shot, Hogan restored Villa's two-goal lead.

The hosts confirmed victory when Birkir Bjarnason converted from close range.

Defeat ended the Latics' 100% start to the season, which sees them top League One, while Steve Bruce's side have now scored four goals in consecutive matches.

Line-ups

Aston Villa

  • 13Steer
  • 2de Laet
  • 24Elphick
  • 35Clark
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 16Bree
  • 32Doyle-HayesSubstituted forLydenat 78'minutes
  • 25Gardner
  • 37Adomah
  • 36O'HareBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMcCormackat 73'minutes
  • 9HoganSubstituted forSulimanat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 30Abdo
  • 31Bunn
  • 34Suliman
  • 38Lyden
  • 40Cox
  • 42Borg
  • 44McCormack

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 29BurkeBooked at 62mins
  • 21Thomas
  • 12Daniels
  • 3Elder
  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 7GilbeySubstituted forBurgessat 62'minutes
  • 19Laurent
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forHuntat 80'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forLangat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 24Hunt
  • 30Barrigan
  • 34Stubbs
  • 35Burgess
  • 36Merrie
  • 39Lang
  • 40Evans
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
18,108

Match Stats

Home TeamAston VillaAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Aston Villa 4, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aston Villa 4, Wigan Athletic 1.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Attempt blocked. Luke Burgess (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Easah Suliman (Aston Villa).

Noel Hunt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Luke Burgess (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Birkir Bjarnason.

Attempt saved. Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Mitchell Clark (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Easah Suliman replaces Scott Hogan.

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces Ryan Colclough.

Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ross McCormack (Aston Villa).

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jordan Lyden replaces Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Goal!

Goal! Aston Villa 4, Wigan Athletic 1. Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ritchie de Laet.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Ross McCormack replaces Callum O'Hare.

Booking

Callum O'Hare (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum Lang replaces William Grigg.

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Callum O'Hare (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Burke (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Luke Burgess replaces Alex Gilbey.

Booking

Luke Burke (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mitchell Clark (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Burke (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Birkir Bjarnason.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Birkir Bjarnason.

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