Villa roar back to reach semis

NORWICH 1 vs ASTON VILLA 4

ASTON Villa manager Paul Lambert returned to punish his former side Norwich on his first visit since his summer departure in the Capital One Cup quarter-final last night.

Norwich opened the scoring when Steve Morison chipped over Shay Given but were pegged back within a minute when Brett Holman fired in a tremendous half-volley from the edge of the area.

Lambert handed striker Darren Bent his first start in six weeks but he was withdrawn on 35 minutes with a hamstring injury.

Bent’s replacement Andreas Weimann fired in a brace late on before Christian Benteke finished a fine team move in stoppage time.