Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi suffered English League Cup heartbreak when a Trezeguet injury-time winner consigned Leicester City to defeat and fired Aston Villa into the Carabao Cup final on a dramatic night at Villa Park.
The first leg at the King Power had ended 1-1 and twelve minutes into the second-leg, Matt Targett scored to give Villa the advantage on the night and on aggregate.
Iheanacho who was named in the starting lineup for the second game running despite Jamie Vardy having recovered from injury scored his second in as many games for the Foxes to draw Brendan Rodgers’ side level.
It was the Nigerian’s fourth goal in as many matches in the competition and continued a fantastic run that has seen him score in all four Carabao Cup matches he has played.
He now has eight goals in 13 matches in all competitions.
The game had entered four minutes of stoppage time and penalties were looming when substitute Ahmed Elmohamedy sent over a superb cross for Trezeguet to drill a far-post finish across Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.
It sparked wild scenes of joy and a pitch invasion at Villa Park, as the hosts reached their first showpiece final since the FA Cup in 2015, when they lost 4-0 to Arsenal.
Dean Smith’s side will face either Manchester City or Manchester United in their first EFL Cup final since 2010 when they lost to Manchester United.