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LIVE, League Cup semifinal: Aston Villa v. Leicester

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Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish celebrates his side’s second goal of the game which has been awarded to have been scored by Tyrone Mings during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Aston Villa host Leicester City in the second leg of their League Cup semifinal on Tuesday (kick off, 2:45 p.m. ET) at Villa Park.

[ LIVE: Villa v. Leicester ]

The score is locked at 1-1 after the first leg at Leicester as struggling Villa will hope home advantage can play a big part in upsetting the Foxes.

Brendan Rodgers and Leicester are the heavy favorites to advance to the final (their first in over 20 years) where they will face either Man City or Man United.

Dean Smith and his injury-hit Villa have been buoyed by recent results and will be dangerous with Jack Grealish leading the charge.

This will be a tight, tense Midlands derby as local pride and a place at Wembley is on the line. With the potential for penalties, if needed, it could be a long night in Birmingham.

In team news Samatta makes his Villa debut, while Leicester’s star striker Jamie Vardy is fit enough for the bench.

Click on the link above to follow the action live, while we will have you covered here at Pro Soccer Talk with all of the reaction and analysis.

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