is headed to Wembley Stadium for the first time but not after pulling the ball out of his net four
times on Wednesday. Aston Villa's 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their English League Cup semifinal series quickly evaporated as Blackburn was ahead 2-0 after 26 minutes, but Villa recovered
to win, 6-4, and move into the Feb. 28 final, its first date at Wembley Stadium in 10 years.
Guzan had been a star throughout Villa's run into the semifinals, but he endured a rough
Croatian Nikola Kalinic
, who had hit the woodwork twice at home in the first leg, scored the first two Blackburn goals, on rebounds
after Guzan could only parry David Dunn
's cross and Martin Olsson
Left back Stephen Warnock snuck
in and leveled the score on aggregate on the half hour, but the game turned in the 38th minute when referee Martin Atkinson
awarded Villa a penalty and
dismissed Christopher Samba
for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor
put Villa back ahead from the penalty spot and it added three straight goals in the second half to pull away. Jan. 20 in
Birmingham Aston Villa 6 Blackburn 4.
Goals: Warnock 30, Milner (pen.) 40, own goal 53, Agbonlahor 57, Heskey 62, A.Young 90; Kalinic 10, 26,
Olsson 63, Emerton 84. Aston Villa --
Guzan, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, A.Young, Milner, Petrov, Downing (Sidwell, 86), Heskey, Agbonlahor.
Robinson, Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, N'Zonzi (Reid, 61), Dunn (McCarthy, 55), Emerton, Pedersen, Olsson, Kalinic (Di Santo, 72). Referee: