Henri Lansbury bagged two assists and and put in an influential performance during Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Wolves in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.
Lansbury set up both of Villa’s goals in their Midlands derby victory over rivals Wolves, putting a well-weighted through ball on a plate for Anwar El Ghazi to squeeze it under John Ruddy.
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Later on in the match, almost immediately after Wolves equalised through Patrick Cutrone, Villa took the lead again – with Lansbury directing a good free-kick into the path of Ahmed Elmohamady to bundle it home at the near post.
The 29-year-old put on a fantastic display at Villa park, undoubtedly being the difference between victory and defeat – advancing Dean Smith’s side to the League Cup quarter-finals, where they will host Liverpool, almost single-handedly.
In stark contrast, Lansbury has barely been given a look-in so far this season in the Premier League, playing just nine minutes of the campaign over two brief cameos off the bench.
Following the Englishman’s impeccable performance, he sent a message to the fans on Twitter, stating: “Good win last night!”
In response, Villa supporters praised the midfielder, with some stating he deserved a goal at the end for his outstanding contribution.
Good to see you back, deserved a goal at the end. #utv
— TweetShipper (@TweetShipper) October 31, 2019
Great game pal, quality assist for Anwar. Was gutted for you with that header at the end, but hope the standing ovation made up for it.
— Boycey (@Boycey1259) October 31, 2019
Great to have you back firing at full steam lad!
— Grumpy Bill (@BigGrumpyBill) October 31, 2019
Keep pushing hard Henri, your Premier League chance will come 💪👊 #UTV
— Roger. W (@RW43avfc) October 31, 2019
You were motm for me 👍
— Claire ellis-m (@Claireellism2) October 31, 2019
Quality again last night 👊🏼
— Trev (@trevmaguire79) October 31, 2019
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That ball though 🔥
— Paul Gordon (@paul_gordonh) October 31, 2019