Match ends, Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2.
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.
- 24ElphickBooked at 58mins
- 2de Laet
- 8LansburySubstituted forMcCormackat 41'minutes
- 18OnomahSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 81'minutes
- 9HoganSubstituted forLydenat 63'minutes
- 6GibsonSubstituted forFryat 45'minutes
- 16HowsonBooked at 72mins
- 51WingSubstituted forDowningat 63'minutes
- 18FletcherSubstituted forMillerat 82'minutes
- 2da Silva
- Steve Martin
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Aston Villa 0, Middlesbrough 2.
Attempt missed. Ritchie de Laet (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt missed. George Miller (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) hits the bar with a header from very close range.
Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Corey Taylor (Aston Villa).
Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Middlesbrough. George Miller replaces Ashley Fletcher.
Substitution, Aston Villa. Corey Taylor replaces Josh Onomah.
Attempt saved. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Christopher Samba (Aston Villa).
Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.
Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Christopher Samba (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).
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.
Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Christopher Samba.
Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.