sport news Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa: Dean Smith's side cruise through

Bristol City 0-3 Aston Villa: Early strike from Anwar El Ghazi and spectacular Bertrand Traore volley on his debut sink the Robins, with Ollie Watkins adding a third as Dean Smith's side cruise through to the next round Anwar El Ghazi struck first for Aston Villa, shooting low into the left corner Bertrand Traore doubled the lead shortly after to make things easy for Villa Ollie Watkins put the game beyond doubt from short range with not long to go 

By Tom Collomosse For Mailonline

Published: 20:51 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 20:54 BST, 24 September 2020

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Bertrand Traore marked his Aston Villa debut with a spectacular volley that lit up their Carabao Cup victory over Bristol City.

The former Chelsea player, a £19million signing from Lyon earlier this month, converted Jacob Ramsey’s lofted pass with a first-time effort that flew into the top corner and put Villa’s second string two up in the 14th minute.

Anwar El Ghazi had given last season’s finalists the lead four minutes earlier and from there Dean Smith’s team, who left out captain Jack Grealish and key men Emiliano Martinez, Ezri Konsa and Douglas Luiz, cruised into next week’s fourth-round tie against Stoke. 

The Aston Villa players celebrate scoring a goal against Bristol City in the Carabao Cup

The Aston Villa players celebrate scoring a goal against Bristol City in the Carabao Cup

Aston Villa's striker Bertrand Traore celebrates scoring his team's second goal

Aston Villa's striker Bertrand Traore celebrates scoring his team's second goal

Substitute Ollie Watkins added the third three minutes after replacing Keinan Davis, his second goal for the club since his £33m move from Brentford. Traore lasted 70 minutes on his first

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