Dean Smith will take the Villans to Gresty Road, where Villa Park alumni David Platt and Ashley Westwood began their pro careers.
A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on the Carabao Cup second-round draw, which sees Dean Smith's side travel to League Two side Crewe Alexandra.
The Railwaymen claimed a Championship scalp on Tuesday night when they knocked Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough out of the competition on penalties.
Boro had actually fallen two goals down by half time, with Alex duo Chris Porter and Charlie Kirk netting for the Alex, and an upset looked on the cards in normal time.
However, the hosts rallied round through Ashley Fletcher and Marc Bola, the latter scoring in injury time, to ensure that the game would have to be settled on spot kicks.
In the shootout, Britt Assombalonga missed the target and Crewe goalkeeper Dave Richards saved Marcus Browne's effort as David Artell's side caused an upset at the Riverside Stadium.
The Villans will head to Gresty Road in the week beginning 26 August to take on the club where David Platt and Ashley Westwood began their professional careers before subsequently joining the Villa Park side.
Here is what some of the claret and blue faithful said on social media about the draw:
Easy 3 points that— FRANK (@FRANKBAD_AVFC) 13 August 2019
AKA the Ashley Westwood invitational— Tom Coyle (@tom_coyle97) 13 August 2019
I look forward to the endless David Platt links— Scott (@Chicaned02) 13 August 2019
Be a good run out for players on the fringes.— Big Bad Barry (@bazfitz1982) 13 August 2019
That’ll do nicely— JF (@JLF03) 13 August 2019
Meh take that— Ben Wright (@Benztheking316) 13 August 2019
Should be a decent game. Gives us a nice opportunity to rotate and let a few people get a run out / get their confidence up. Not to be underestimated though.— Phil Shepherd (@TheAsgardian) 13 August 2019
Why away— asty (@stehical) 13 August 2019
Ffs— Villafanhub (@Holte_end_view) 13 August 2019
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