Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia shows no mercy to knock out Liverpool’s kids

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On a night when Liverpool’s next generation hoped to show their readiness for regular action at this level, Aston Villa’s 30-year-old striker Jonathan Kodjia seized his chance to make a similar claim by playing a major part in Conor Hourihane’s opening goal before scoring two himself. That haul, along with an own goal by Morgan Boyes, earned a place in the Carabao Cup semi-final for Villa and taught Liverpool’s youngsters a lesson about the merciless reality of senior football. Wesley rammed the point home by making it 5-0 in stoppage time.

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Written by Paul Doyle at Villa Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/17/aston-villa-liverpool-carabao-cup-match-report under the title “Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia shows no mercy to knock out Liverpool’s kids”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.