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Roy Keane's face tells you all you need to know about the Villa result tonight

The Premier League side were dumped out of the League Cup tonight.

Villa assistant Roy Keane on the bench tonight.
Villa assistant Roy Keane on the bench tonight.
Image: Nick Potts

SUBSTITUTE ROMAIN VINCELOT scored a dramatic late winner as Leyton Orient shocked Aston Villa 1-0 in the League Cup second round this evening.

The Premier League side arguably had the better chances in the clash at Villa Park, but Vincelot – on in the 83rd minute for Marvin Bartley – sent the League One side through with a back-post header two minutes from time.

Villa, who have won the competition on five occasions, including the inaugural final in 1961, had the best chance of the first half when Darren Bent - making his first start for Villa since May 2013 – was denied by a smart stop from goalkeeper Gary Woods.

Bent also squandered Villa’s best opportunity of the second period when he fired wide when through one-on-one. Orient had chances too, and they ultimately proved more clinical as Vincelot netted in the dying stages, to send them into the draw for round three. Close-season signing Joe Cole made his Villa debut, while teenager Jack Grealish also made his first Villa start.

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