Matty Fryatt

Classic Encounter: Fryatt Seals League Cup Progress At Villa

Ahead of Tuesday's Carabao Cup Semi-Final second leg tie at Aston Villa, looks back on another memorable trip to Villa Park for Leicester City.

While this week's showdown between the two Midlands clubs will see one reach the showpiece final on 1 March, their last meeting in the League Cup occurred 13 years ago...

Aston Villa 0 Leicester City 1
Wednesday 26 September, 2007
League Cup Third Round
Villa Park

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Matty Fryatt
Matty Fryatt

Fryatt is congratulated by his Foxes colleagues at Villa Park.

Matty Fryatt scored the only goal of the game as Championship side Leicester, managed by Gary Megson, beat Martin O'Neill's Aston Villa on Wednesday 26 September, 2007.

Megson had replaced Martin Allen as Foxes manager earlier that month, helping to guide his new side to a 3-2 win at rivals Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the second round.

However, City's league form remained inconsistent and they arrived at Villa Park yet to enjoy a success in the Championship under their new manager.

The visiting line-up included several of the players who had joined the Club in the summer, including Bruno N'Gotty, Stephen Clemence and Radostin Kishishev.

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Gary Megson and Martin O'Neill
Gary Megson and Martin O'Neill

Former City manager Martin O'Neill went up against Leicester.

O'Neill, meanwhile, who won two League Cups with Leicester in 1997 and 2000, handed defender Curtis Davies his Villa debut while also making several changes to his XI.

It took until the 76th minute for the deadlock to be broken and, surprisingly, it was the Foxes who did it as Fryatt latched on to a James Chambers' pass and slotted past Stuart Taylor.

Megson had already departed the Club by the time City's fourth round tie at Chelsea came about, however, as Frank Burrows and Gerry Taggart took charge of a trip to Chelsea.

Despite a spirited performance, it was the Blues who advanced, as a Frank Lampard brace contributed to a 4-3 success for the home side at Stamford Bridge.

City: Fülöp, N'Gotty, McAuley, Kisnorbo, Chambers, Clemence, Kishishev (Maybury 67'), Stearman, Mattock, Hume (Campbell 63'), Fryatt (Kenton 82')

Subs not used: Henderson, Sheehan

Goal: Fryatt 76

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