Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa: Dream debut from Traore helps Villa advance to the Carabao Cup fourth round

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.

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Bristol City vs Aston Villa: Villa must overcome poor Ashton Gate form to advance to next round in the Carabao Cup

After last season’s journey to the League Cup Final and given that it was the last major trophy we won – albeit nearly a quarter of a century ago – Villa have something of an affinity with the competition we were inaugural winners of back in 1961.

After vanquishing League One Burton Albion in the second round last week, we’re straight back into action in the third round tonight against Championship side Bristol City.

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