Aston Villa advanced through to the third round of the Carabao Cup after coming from behind to beat a battling Bolton side. Head coach Steven Gerrard made five changes to his starting XI with Ashley Young, Calum Chambers, Douglas Luiz, Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings all coming in.

Starting formation: 4-3-1-2

Emi Martinez – Had no chance with Charles’ opener but was alert at his front post to stop John’s cross from sneaking in. 6

Ashley Young – An attacking outlet in the first-half for Villa as he looked to bomb on. Young, who had to be wary of the energetic left-back Declan John, slipped Ings in on a few occasions. 6

Calum Chambers – In for this first start of the season and got turned by Lee who teed-up Charles for the opener. 6

Tyrone Mings – Enjoyed a good battle up against Kachunga and produced a strong block to deny him after Chambers was caught out having jumped underneath the ball. 7*

Lucas Digne – Found Bolton’s right-back Bradley a tough customer in the first 45, while those in white shirts look to jump on Digne whenever he had it. 7

John McGinn – Had a right good tussle with Bolton’s big man in midfield, MJ Williams. 6

Boubacar Kamara – Lost the ball which led to Charles’ opener but, throughout, kept dishing out fouls and was far too eager to win the ball back. 6

Douglas Luiz – Notched directly from a corner, as he did in pre-season against Walsall. The Brazilian almost did it again but Dixon palmed away. 7

Philippe Coutinho – Had a couple of pot shots from distance which never troubled Dixon. Coutinho picked up some good positions in front of Bolton’s back four and brilliantly put Ings in one-on-one prior to the penalty. 6

Ollie Watkins – Thought he scored but tapped home having been in an offside position. Watkins was marshalled well by Bolton’s big skipper, Santos, who was bang up for it. 6)

Danny Ings – Had the ball in the net but for an offside call while he did make Dixon work with a strike from Young’s through-ball.  7




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