Dean Smith’s Aston Villa have advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as they cruised past Bristol City as they win their third game in a row in all competitions this season.
Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring, after a wonderful piece of skill from Keinan Davis saw the 22 year old striker set up the Dutchman in the eleventh minute.
New-boy Bertrand Traore opened his account on his debut with an absolute screamer – the winger guided a wonderful ball from youngster Jacob Ramsey past Bristol City goalkeeper Max O’Learly’s back post, only three minutes after El Ghazi scored Villa’s first.
Villa had to wait till the 73rd minute to get their third and final goal of the night – substitute Ollie Watkins appeared at the back post to score only a minute after he entered the pitch.
Again, Smith’s fringe players impressed in the Carabao Cup – El Ghazi’s goal will give him some much needed confidence as he looks to compete with new signing Traore for a spot in the starting XI.
Jacob Ramsey once again shined during the game, bagging himself an impressive assist in only his second competitive start for Villa.
Villa fans can expect Traore will start against Fulham on Monday in their next Premier League fixture after an impressive debut.
Villa will face Stoke City next week in the next round of the Carabao Cup.