Covid hit Aston Villa gave its youth team players a time to shine against league champs in their FA Cup third round tie at Villa Park.Unfortunately for them game went with the script as they went out 4-1. Mane put the Reds in front with an easy header on 4 minutes. The youngsters from Birmingham more than held their own in the first half despite giving away large chucks of possession. They surprisingly equalized 4 minutes before half time when lazy defending by Rhys Williams allowed Louie Barry through to score past Kelleher. Sadly that was it as far as chances are concerned for Villa. Wijnaudum(60) with a side foot finish,Mane(63) looping header,Salah(65) sweeping shot put the match to bed.At least Villa can now concentrate on a EUROPEAN FINISH IN THE LEAGUE.
In another all premier league tie, Wolves had a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Adama Traore unleashed a thunderbolt on 35 minutes after his trademark wing play.Who says he cannot use both legs hey?It should have been more for Wolves had they utilized their chances but in a cup game the margin of victory does not matter all that much.Eze and Van Aaanolt had a torrid time trying to contain the Spanish winger Traore all night it must have been a relief to see him come off in the second half.