Aston Villa v Man. City - as it happened
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AND CITY ARE THE CHAMPIONS. SILVA LIFTS THE TROPHY AMIDST JOYOUS SCENES!!!
Villa collecting their runners up medals.
And Dean Smith the Aston Villa manager has a tear in his eye. Villa have done everyone proud, and if they play like that they will stay up.
FT: Aston Villa 1-2 Man City. And City have won it!!!!! Villa thought they had levelled when Engels hit the post, but in the end City held on.
CITY HAVE WON IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Corner Villa and Nyland is up!!!!!!!
Mings is booked for a foul on De Bruyne. City will take as long as they can to take this free-kick.
Villa need the ball in attack.
5 minutes added time.
Sterling crosses for Bernardo but he drills his shot straight at Nyland who saves with his legs.
SO CLOSE!!!! The corner comes in and Engels wins the header, he heads it towards goal and Bravo saves it off the post.
Villa throwing the kitchen sink to try and get an equaliser.
Sterling has a shot from the edge of the box that goes over the bar.
Man City sub: Aguero off for Jesus.
Villa just need one chance and they could force extra time.
Just over 82,000 fans at the match today.
So close from Aguero. Bernardo closes in for him and he fires his volley into the side netting.
Aston Villa: Davis off for Samatta.
Man City sub: David Silva off for Bernardo.
De Bruyne has a shot that goes wide.
The corner comes in and Nyland makes a great save from Rodri's header to keep them in the match.
Nakamba is booked for a really nasty challenge on Aguero. Looked like it was two feet.
Aston Villa sub: Hourihane on for El-Ghazi.
Aston Villa sub: Trezeguet on for El Mohamady.
El Mohamady is booked for a foul on Silva.
Still just the one chance this half.
Rodri is booked for a foul as Douglas was breaking.
Aston Villa sub: De Bruyne on for Gundogan.
Sterling is booked for a bad foul on Guilbert.
Unlucky from Foden. He hits his shot into the ground and it bounces just wide.
Villa will be looking for another goal obviously. I wonder if City will look to get another one.
And we're back!!!
HT: Aston Villa 1-2 Man City. What a cup final so far. Just when it looked like City were out of sight, Samatta pulled one back. All to play for in the 2nd half.
1 minute added time.
Game on!!! Stones slips. El-Ghazi wins it and crosses it in for Samatta, who leaps like a salmon and bullets it past Bravo.
City are lining up in numbers to score. It could easily be a cricket score.
Walker has a wayward effort that goes well wide.
Now, a bit of controversy. The ball appeared to hit a City player and a corner was given. Villa are rightfully annoyed as the goal could have killed any chance they had of getting back into the match.
2 for City and a nightmare for Villa. Gundogan crosses the corner in and Rodri heads it past Nyland.
Sterling has a shot from the edge of the box into the side netting.
Almost another goal for City. Foden has a shot from a tight angle that goes wide.
I wonder how Villa will react to going behind.
First shot on target for Villa. El-Ghazi has a shot from a tight angle but it's straight at Bravo.
And City are in front. Rodri crosses in, Foden heads back across the face of goal and Aguero puts it in. It takes a deflection of the Aston Villa defender but he won't mind.
A reminder that the winners of this trophy will make it into next season's Europa League. If City win, the spot will be given to 7th in the table.
Still no shots on target yet. Even game. Villa started brightest now City are having more of the ball.
First chance for City. Gundogan crosses in and Aguero heads over. Still no shots on target.
A strange situation Villa find themselves in. They could go down yet win the cup and be in Europe.
First chance of the match goes to Villa. The cross comes in from El Mohamady, Eñ-Ghazi gets up and heads it over the bar. Bright start from Villa.
And we're off.
City now going to collect their medals.
Also Prince William in attendance today. John Terry on the Villa bench is used to singing it, as he did so when he was an England player.
God save the Queen being played.
Villa have sold out their allocation. Few empty seats in the City end. Still though, this one should be a cracker.
Last match between the sides was 6-1 to City in January 2020. Villa haven't beaten City since 2013.
Last time Villa made the final was in 2010 when they lost 2-1 to Manchester United. City could win this trophy for the 3rd year in a row. They have won it 6 times, Villa have won it 5 times.
Manchester City XI: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Foden.
Aston Villa XI: Nyland, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Elmohamady, Grealish, El Ghazi, Samatta
Hello and welcome to Wembley for this EFL Cup final. Team news to come.