By Chay Quinn For Mail Online
Published: 12:30 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 13:03 GMT, 8 January 2020
High-flying Leicester City meet fellow Midlanders Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday in what is a throwback to the last time the Foxes won silverware in a knockout competition.
They met in the semi-final stage of the League Cup in 2000, when Matt Elliott propelled Leicester into the final with a starring second-leg display before they beat Tranmere 2-1 in the final at Wembley - with Elliott scoring both goals.
The first leg finished 0-0 at Villa Park and there were more than a few familiar names lining up on both sides of the pitch.
Leicester's last trophy from a cup competition saw them beat Aston Villa in the semi-finals
Matt Elliott scored the goal that defeated Villa in the 2000 League Cup encounter
Elliott was then the hero at Wembley - scoring both Leicester goals as they beat Tranmere 2-1
Emile Heskey, Neil Lennon and Robbie Savage started both semi-finals for Leicester, while Villa had the likes of Paul Merson, England boss Gareth Southgate and a 19-year-old Gareth Barry.
In the dugouts, Martin O’Neill was in the blue corner in what was his penultimate season of a successful five-year spell with Leicester, while John Gregory was in his third year at Villa Park.
Both sides were established mid-table teams at the time and were neck and neck in the Premier League, with