Villa on home loss to Manchester City at Villa Park on Wednesday. Villa were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 2-1 to Liverpool. Man City, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 5-2 win against Southampton in their last match. As it stands, Villa and Man City currently occupy 11th and 1st spots in the table, with 44 points and 77 points respectively after 32 matches.
Villa started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early goal from John McGinn in the 1st minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Phil Foden producing an equaliser, 22 minutes in, bringing Man City level. However they weren’t finished yet and Rodri made it 2-1 just before half-time, finishing the first half 1-2. Both teams unable to deliver anything further, the score remained at 2-1 at full time.
For Villa, Keinan Davis, Ross Barkley and Anwar El Ghazi, came on for Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez. Man City brought on Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho, to replace Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez.
Villa and Man City played a rough game where the referee sanctioned Villa with yellow cards to Matty Cash and with red card to Matty Cash (2 yellow cards), while from Man City Ilkay Gundogan were booked and red to John Stones.
Villa will play at home against West Bromwich Albion, while Man City will face Crystal Palace away.
|Aston Villa:||Emilano Martinez, Matt Targett, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, Matty Cash, Jacob Ramsey (Keinan Davis, min.46), Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Marvelous Nakamba (Ross Barkley, min.63), Bertrand Traore (Anwar El Ghazi, min.75) and Ollie Watkins|
|Manchester City:||Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Olexandr Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus (Aymeric Laporte, min.46), Riyad Mahrez (Fernandinho, min.90) and Phil Foden|
|Goals:||John McGinn (1-0, min. 1), Phil Foden (1-1, min. 22) and Rodri (1-2, min. 40)|