Aston Villa had little of the ball but made one of its lone chances count in a 1-1 League Cup semifinal first leg draw with Leicester City on Wednesday.
Frederic Guilbert scored a 28th-minute goal with Villa’s first shot attempt at King Power Stadium, a lead that lasted on Kelechi Iheanacho‘s 74th-minute equalizer.
The sides meet again on Jan. 28 at Villa Park. Away goals are not weighted over two legs.
Leicester City outshot the visitors 21-3 and held 70 percent of the ball.
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Wilfred Ndidi missed the match for Leicester City and will be absent for the next month.
Villa’s teenage American striker Indiana Vassilev came off the bench for the second-straight match after making his first team debut in the FA Cup versus Fulham over the weekend.
The 29-year-old Nyland will be called upon plenty this season with Tom Heaton requiring surgery for knee ligament damage.
Leicester City was all over the Villans, who were buoyed by another standout day from center back Tyrone Mings.
The Villa man lunged to block Iheanacho’s late effort, but couldn’t get a piece of the ball on its way past Nyland.
Iheanacho drills it home to level it 🎯
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