Aston Villa 6
- Warnock 30,
- Milner (pen) 40,
- N'Zonzi (og) 53,
- Agbonlahor 57,
- Heskey 62,
- Young, A 90
Blackburn Rovers 4
- Kalinic 10,
- Kalinic 26,
- Olsson 63,
- Emerton 84
Wembley dream is over after an incredible 10-goal Carling Cup semi-final shootout at Villa Park.Aston Villa triumphantly marched into their eighth League Cup final with a pulsating 6-4 win over ten-man Blackburn but only after finding themselves two goals in arrears in the first half.
They were fairly falling out of their seats when Heskey latched onto a cute pass from Milner, and rounded Paul Robinson. Even Olsson’s scissor volley a minute later, and Emerton’s goal five minutes from time didn’t dampen the spirit.
And when Young rounded things off in time added on, and the referee blew the whistle, they flooded the pitch.
This was Villa’s biggest game in a decade. There is an even bigger one waiting next month. Here’s hoping it is as exhilarating as this.
Aston Villa:Guzan, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Petrov, Milner, Downing, Ashley Young, Agbonlahor, Heskey.
Blackburn: Robinson, Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Emerton, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Olsson, Dunn, Kalinic.