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Crewe Alexandra 1-6 Aston Villa: Villa run riot at Crewe

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Dean Smith’s Aston Villa ran riot in a highly convincing 6-1 win at Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday evening in the an entertaining Carabao Cup tie.

Smith made ten changes from Friday evening’s 2-0 victory over Everton with Jota being the only player to keep his place at Gresty Road.

Villa asserted their dominance just four minutes in as Konsa latched on to a loose ball inside the six-yard box. Just 20 minutes later, Henri Lansbury picked out Irishman Conor Hourihane, who slotted the ball home to double Villa’s advantage.

Hourihane, playing in a more favoured advanced midfield position, then got on the scoresheet again on the stroke of half time after heading in a cross from Anwar El Ghazi, leaping highest at the back post after another one of his surging runs forward.

Davis’ unselfish hold-up play was rewarded when substitute Jack Grealish danced down the left before the Villa skipper set up the striker who made no mistake from close-range.

Frenchman Frederic Guilbert, who came on for the injured Matt Targett with just 42 minutes on the clock, then got in on the act after finding space from a Lansbury short corner before firing a stunning strike into the far right corner.

Crewe, backed by a loud home crowd, then pulled one back thanks to Ryan Wintle before club skipper Grealish completed the rout.

Line-ups

Crewe Alexandra: Richards, Ng, Lancashire, Nolan, Adebisi, Wintle, Ainley, Lowery, Dale, Porter, Kirk.

Substitutes: Jaaskelainen, Powell, Jones, Green, Finney, Hunt, Anene.

Aston Villa: Steer, Elmohamady, Ngoyo, Hause, Targett, Hourihane, Nakamba, Lansbury, Jota, Davis, El Ghazi.

Substitutes: Tshibola, Luiz, Grealish, Guilbert, Nyland, Ramsey, Archer.

Attendance: 7,173

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