EFL Cup - Third Round
Aston Villa0Middlesbrough2

Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough

Patrick Bamford
Tommy Elphick was shown a second yellow card for bringing down Patrick Bamford in the box

Patrick Bamford scored twice as Middlesbrough beat 10-man Aston Villa to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

The forward netted from the penalty spot after being brought down by Tommy Elphick, who was shown a second yellow card.

Bamford, who hit the crossbar with a header in the first half, nodded in his second with 23 minutes remaining.

Villa defender Elphick earlier had an effort of his own ruled out.

Jake Doyle-Hayes shot, comfortably saved by Boro goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos, was one of Villa's best efforts.

It was the third time in the past four games that Steve Bruce's side have failed to score.

Line-ups

Aston Villa

  • 13Steer
  • 21Hutton
  • 24ElphickBooked at 58mins
  • 4Samba
  • 2de Laet
  • 8LansburySubstituted forMcCormackat 41'minutes
  • 32Doyle-Hayes
  • 18OnomahSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 81'minutes
  • 36O'Hare
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 9HoganSubstituted forLydenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bree
  • 17Richards
  • 31Bunn
  • 35Clark
  • 38Lyden
  • 43Blackett-Taylor
  • 44McCormack

Middlesbrough

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 23Roberts
  • 4Ayala
  • 6GibsonSubstituted forFryat 45'minutes
  • 3Friend
  • 16HowsonBooked at 72mins
  • 34Forshaw
  • 11Bamford
  • 51WingSubstituted forDowningat 63'minutes
  • 62Tavernier
  • 18FletcherSubstituted forMillerat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2da Silva
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 19Downing
  • 20Fry
  • 30Baker
  • 45Miller
  • 60Pears
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
11,197

Match Stats

Home TeamAston VillaAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Miller (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Corey Taylor (Aston Villa).

  8. Post update

    Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. George Miller replaces Ashley Fletcher.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Aston Villa. Corey Taylor replaces Josh Onomah.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Samba (Aston Villa).

  13. Post update

    Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

  15. Booking

    Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Christopher Samba (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Friend.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Christopher Samba.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.

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