Ahmed Elmohamady’s second-half strike downs Wolves to send Aston Villa into Carabao Cup quarter-finals
- October 31, 2019
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Elmohamady grabbed a second-half winner to clinch a 2-1 victory as the hosts reached the last eight for the first time since 2012.
Patrick Cutrone did cancel out El Ghazi’s opener before missing a glorious chance to level for a second time.
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Villa never looked in serious trouble, though, and they remain in the hunt for a trophy they last won in 1996.
It was Wolves’ 21st game of the season and boss Nuno Espirito Santo’s 11 changes suggested the competition was low on his priority list.
Teenagers Taylor Perry, Dion Sanderson and Chem Campbell were handed full debuts and, despite Cutrone’s brief leveller, youthful Wolves were rarely a threat.