Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Crewe draw in Carabao Cup

A general view of Alexandra Stadium, home of Crewe Alexandra during the Sky Bet League Two match between Crew Alexandra and Milton Keynes Dons at Gresty Road on August 14, 2018 in Crewe,...

Dean Smith will take the Villans to Gresty Road, where Villa Park alumni David Platt and Ashley Westwood began their pro careers.

A general view of Alexandra Stadium, home of Crewe Alexandra FC prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Crewe Alexandra and Lincoln City at The Alexandra Stadium on November 11, 2017...

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:

A general view of Alexandra Stadium, home of Crewe Alexandra during the Sky Bet League Two match between Crew Alexandra and Milton Keynes Dons at Gresty Road on August 14, 2018 in Crewe,...

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