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Watkins bags hat-trick as Villa rout Hibernian

Aston Villa are all but certain of making the Europa Conference League group stages after winning their first-leg play-off 5-0 away in Hibernian.

Ollie Watkins was in ruthless form, netting a hat-trick after bagging two before the break and completing the treble on 48 minutes which was eventually awarded by VAR after an on-field offside call was overturned.

Leon Bailey headed home, too, and Douglas Luiz capped a one-sided clash from the penalty spot on 74 minutes.

The return leg of the Europa Conference League play-off takes place at Villa Park on Thursday August 31 at 8pm.

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