Louie Barry bags hat-trick as Aston Villa sink Burton

Louie Barry scored a hat-trick as Villa thumped NINE past Burton in the FA Youth Cup.

Villa’s Louie Barry stole the headlines
Villa’s Louie Barry stole the headlines

The club’s youngsters will travel to Newcastle in the quarter-finals after marching past the Brewers with a dominant display at Villa Park yesterday afternoon.

Villa scored three times inside the opening 11 minutes and the contest was already long over when they led 6-0 at the break.

The home side were big favourites heading into the tie and Carney Chukwuemeka helped get them off to the perfect start, his shot on seven minutes credited as an own goal after taking a big deflection on its way past the visiting goalkeeper.

Aaron Ramsey then continued his excellent form by adding the second before a solo effort from Barry made it three.

A neat finish after good build up then saw Chukwuemeka get on the scoresheet just past the hour mark, before he got his second on the stroke of half-time after Barry had netted Villa’s fifth, outpacing a defender before firing home.

The pace understandably slowed a little after the break but on the hour mark Villa had their seventh, Brad Young converting the spot after Ramsey had been brought down in the box.

With 10 minutes remaining Barry completed his own hat-trick by firing home a free-kick before a defensive mix-up allowed Seb Revan to score the home side’s ninth with three minutes remaining.

Villa join Albion in the competition’s last eight after the Baggies youngsters claimed an impressive 5-0 win at Tottenham on Tuesday night. Tom Fellows put the visitors a goal up before Spurs were reduced to 10 before half-time when defender Marqes Muir saw red.

A second from Fellows and further strikes from Tim Iroegbunam, Jamie Andrews and Sammy Okoka then completed a comfortable win for Albion, who also finished the match a man down after Ethan Ingram was dismissed late on. The Baggies now face either Chelsea or Everton in the quarter-finals.

“It was great to get two goals but I think everyone gave it everything,” said two-goal hero Fellows. “If we work as hard as we did against Spurs and put in the same kind of intensity, then I think we can go far.

“We’ve just got to replicate this level of display again because that’s what good teams do.”

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