Villa thumps Rovers to reach final

BY foxsports • January 20, 2010

Aston Villa reached the League Cup final after rallying from 2-0 down to beat Blackburn 6-4.

Villa won the first match of the two-legged semifinal 1-0 and advanced to the Feb. 28 final 7-4 on aggregate.

Villa trailed 2-0 to two goals by Nikola Kalinic in the first 26 minutes but advanced to its first final of any competition since 2000 with goals by six different players.

Stephen Warnock, James Milner, Steven N'Zonzi with an own goal, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey put Villa 5-2 ahead and, although Martin Olsson and Brett Emerton made things uncomfortable for the home side with goals for Blackburn, Ashley Young completed the scoring in the 90th minute.

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