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Villa win at Blackburn in League Cup semi-final

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 8:35 AM

Aston Villa moved to the brink of a place in the League Cup final with a 1-0 win at Blackburn yesterday.

England midfielder, James Milner, scored in the 23rd minute to give Villa victory in the first leg of their semifinal and a firm advantage ahead of next week\'s return at Villa Park.

If Villa avoids defeat at home they will reach their first final for 10 years and meet Manchester City or Manchester United in the February 28 final.

Manchester City will host Manchester United in the first leg of their semifinal on Tuesday. United will host the second match on January 27.