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Darren Bent, Aston Villa

Darren Bent was on the squad and also was on the squad for Villa's defeat of the Blackburn Rovers.

The second-round tie at Villa Park on Tuesday night seemed one-sided, but it needed late goals from Eric Lihaj, the American defender, and Nathan Delfouneso, a substitute, to defeat battling Herford United.

Alex McLeish earned his first win as Aston Villa manager as goals from Darren Bent, Emile Heskey and Gabriel Agbonlahor gave his side a 3-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

"You always wonder if your players are thinking seriously about taking the right approach against teams from lower divisions," McLeish, the former Birmingham City manager, said. "But we did, we started well and I didn't think Hereford troubled us too much."

Last season, Aston Villa finished 9th in the English Premier League. What will Villa do this season? Villa Park in Birmingham is home to Aston Villa FC. Aston Villa are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in English Football, having won the First Division Championship and FA Cup an incredible seven times.

Aston Villa: Given, Young (Clark 56 min), Dunne, Collins, Warnock, N’Zogbia, Delph, Petrov, Agbonlahor (Albrighton 46 min), Bent, Heskey (Bannan 66 min).
Substitutes: Guzan, Ireland, Albrighton, Delfouneso, Makoun, Clark, Bannan.

Blackburn Rovers: Robinson, Salgado, Nelsen, Hanley, Olsson, Hoilett, Dunn, N’Zonzi, Pedersen (Petrovic 75 min), Goodwillie, Roberts (Formica 75 min).
Substitutes: Bunn, Formica, Petrovic, Rochina, Blackman, Ribeiro, Lowe.

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