Donegal teenager Carl McHugh sealed Bradford City’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa in the first-leg of their League Cup semi-final last night at Valley Parade.
Despite Shay Given starting in goal for Villa, The League Two side ruthlessly exposed Villa's shaky defence to build an impressive lead ahead of the second-leg.
Nahki Wells gave Bradford the lead when he beat the offside trap in the 19th minute. Rory McArdle added a second for the home side in the 77th minute before Andreas Weimann pulled a goal back for Villa.
With the Premier League side chasing an equaliser, Irish under-19 international McHugh scored a powerful header against one of his boyhood hero’s to put his club within 90 minutes of a place in the League Cup final.
The two will meet again in the second leg on January 22nd.
Here's Mc Hugh on his goal and the challenge ahead...