Aston Villa are getting into their groove now as Bertrand Traore’s clever ball finds Keinan Davis but his first-time shot is saved before Anwar El Ghazi drives a well-struck effort over the Bristol City goal.
It has been a fairly quiet start to the game with both sides just testing each other out but the first chance of the game goes Aston Villa’s way as Jacob Ramsey tries his luck from distance but his shot bounces wide of the far post.
The first EFL Cup tie of the night is under way.
Ferran Torres starts forManchester Cityagainst Bournemouth, with former Cherries defender Nathan Ake on the bench.
Zack Steffen and Liam Delap make their debuts, while Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Tommy Doyle and Adrian Bernabe also start. Kyle Walker captains the hosts.
Man City XI:Steffen, Walker, Garcia, Harwood-Bellis, Torres, Rodrigo, Doyle, Foden, Bernabe, Mahrez, Delap.Subs:Carson, Ake, Sterling, De Bruyne, Mendy, Nmecha, Palmer.
Diego Rico makes his first start of the season forBournemouthwhile forward Sam Surridge also gets his chance in attack once again, having started in the visitors’ previous EFL Cup game.