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Kick off 19:00 (UK)

29 September 2017 Venue Keys Park Attendance

Kick off 19:00 (UK)

Aston Villa PL2
3 - 1
West Bromwich Albion PL2

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Shan ahead of Villa clash

29 September 2017

Premier League 2 boss Jimmy Shan looks on

JAMES Shan insists his side will be looking to start their Premier League Cup campaign with a win when they travel to face Aston Villa tonight.

Albion are in Group E alongside this evening's opponents, as well as Sheffield United and Ipswich Town, who they will face home and away over the coming months.

"The main objective is finish in the top two and get out of the group," said James.

"I don’t want to sound like a broken record but we have got a young squad, so it’s going to be a difficult task.

“The games have been coming thick and fast for us at the minute. We’ve got big demands on us, having played on Monday and with a game this Tuesday in the Checkatrade Trophy as well.

"The overall objective for this competition has to be to progress.

“We’ll most definitely have a similar squad to what we did for Monday’s game against Southampton, apart from Alex Palmer who will be serving his suspension.

"Villa have got some quality players so it’ll be a tough game. In the last two or three years we’ve split the honours in terms of results, so I’m hoping we can get one back on them after the game earlier in the season."

The game will be played at Hednesford Town's Keys Park Stadium, kicking off at 7pm.

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Match Reports

Aston Villa PL2 3 Albion PL2 1

29 September 2017

It was a derby day to forget for Albion as Aston Villa recorded a 3-1 win in the Premier League Cup Group E opener.

Within two minutes the Baggies were in front when Aram Soleman's low cross was turned in cleverly by Bradley.

That lead could have been doubled on 20 minutes when a long throw saw the ball bounce to Kyle Jameson, but his shot went over.

Villa did have first half chances to equalise, notably when Corey Blackett-Taylor's shot was deflected just wide and Kelsey Mooney couldn't convert a header, but Albion went into the break ahead.

However, Easah Suliman pulled the home side level on 66 minutes as he volleyed home after a good corner into the box.

Five minutes later Jordan Lyden put Villa ahead with a curling free-kick into the top corner.

And the scoring was complete with 10 minutes to go when Harry McKirdy side-footed past Brad House.

Late into the game Albion were reduced to 10 men as Rayhaan Tulloch was shown a red card for a bad challenge.

ALBION: House, Meredith, Ferguson, Jameson (McCourt 76), Melbourne; Soleman, Brown (Clayton-Phillips 88), Chambers (Azaz 76), Bradley, Tulloch; Morton.

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