Kelechi Iheanacho does it again to leave Aston Villa frustrated

Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings and Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho

After all, Villa is just a few short months into its return to the Premier League, having spent the last three years toiling in the second tier, and sits just one place above the relegation zone.

The second leg victor will play Manchester City or Manchester United in the final at Wembley, with City leading 3-1 after their first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Kelechi Iheanacho's late goal spared Leicester City's blushes and secured a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa in the EFL Cup semifinal first leg, leaving the tie in the balance. It was a great finish from Kelechi Iheanacho", "That's what he is capable of doing.

Villa scored against the run of play soon after through Guilbert, who threw himself into the danger zone to prod Anwar El Ghazi's cross past Kasper Schmeichel.

Aston Villa's Frederic Guilbert, centre, is mobbed by Douglas Ruiz and Jack Grealish after his shock opener.

"That's my job in the team, to win the ball back, keep circulating it and play forward as much as possible, so when you win the ball high up and it leads to a goal, it feels good".

"Going 1-0 down and then managing to get a draw out of it, it ends up a good result".

"It's another goal, I'm really happy. Ezri Konsa has got brain-dazzled".

Rodgers added: "Let's not be anxious too much about the past". Nigerian Ndidi missed last night's Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg and Foxes boss Rodgers said: "Wilf took a knock in training yesterday, which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation".

Villa are five-time winners of the League Cup, their most recent triumph coming in 1996.

Grealish is understandably getting a lot of praise lately for his performances and the comparison with Leicester's James Maddison continues to be a popular topic of discussion.

The second leg of City-United is on January 29, and the final will be staged at Wembley Stadium on March 1.

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