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FT - Villa 3-0 Rotherham [Weimann 19, Benteke 40, Delph 53]

First-half report

It wasn't long before Villa took control of this Capital One Cup second round tie.

Andreas Weimann found the net after 19 minutes with a stunning deadlock-breaker from outside the box.

After collecting the ball on half-way, the Austrian made a driving run towards the Rotherham penalty area.

His initial effort rebounded back to him off a defender, but Weimann unleashed a superbly-struck follow-up which looped over goalkeeper Scott Shearer and nestled in the top corner.

And, on 40 minutes, Christian Benteke timed his run perfectly to convert Gabby Agbonlahor's right-wing cross with a powerful header.

To be fair to the Millers, they made a bright start to the game and have certainly been no pushovers.

Alex Revell had a golden opportunity early on in the tie but miscued his effort from close range.

Ben Pringle also fired just wide with a left-foot strike in first-half stoppage time.

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