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Aston Villa edge Timbers on penalty kicks

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Samir Carruthers scored and Aston Villa of the English Premier League defeated the Portland Timbers 5-4 on penalty kicks in a Tuesday night friendly.

After both teams made their first four kicks, Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan stopped Bright Dike's kick for Portland.

That set up a chance to win for Carruthers, who connected in the top left corner. Regulation ended in a 2-2 draw after the Timbers came alive in the final 15 minutes.

Portland's Sebastian Rincon scored off a corner from Franck Songo'o to tie the score at 1-1 in the 76th minute.

Just a few minutes later, Matthew Lowton scored for Aston Villa by heading in a corner kick.

However, Rodney Wallace drilled a nifty left-footed goal from the top of the box in the 81st minute to tie it up again for Portland and send the game to penalty kicks.

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