The Premier League title fight is on the rise. As always, this season several teams are ahead in the title race. Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United are among them. However, this season Aston Villa is showing surprise. In the last match, Aston Villa faced the defending champion Manchester City. One of the strongest teams in the Premier League has been stopped by Aston Villa. Jamaican professional footballer Leon Bailey scored the only goal of the team to win.
Manchester City, the champions of the last two seasons, started the new season in a great way. After the first ten matches of the tournament, the team was number one in the points table with the highest points. But then the team's performance started to deteriorate. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City lost in the last match after three consecutive draws. While Manchester City lost five matches in total in the last season, the team has lost three and drawn three in the first 15 matches of the new season.
On the other hand, the current performance of Aston Villa, who finished seventh in the Premier League last season, deserves praise. The team has played 15 matches so far, losing three of them but winning 10 matches which is the third highest ever. Aston Villa are undefeated in the last 14 matches played at their home ground. Emiri's team has lost only one match in all 12 matches.
Yesterday's Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa was played at Villa Park, the home ground. In the match, both teams entered the field with their respective elevens. Considering Aston Villa's recent performance at home, the hosts were slightly ahead in this match. However, it was conceivable that winning against the mighty Manchester City wouldn't be an easy task at all. But the team has shown their ability well in home conditions.
From the beginning of the Manchester City and Aston Villa match, the host Aston Villa began to play with a one-sided influence. With one attack after another, they were advancing towards Manchester City's goal. On the other hand, the strikers of Manchester City couldn't score a goal despite keeping the ball for a long time. In this case, the entire credit will go to Aston Villa's defense and midfielders. However, in the first half, neither team was able to score a goal.
Back from the break, the hosts were desperate to get a goal. Manchester City's defense was too bad to deal with the Villa strikers. In the end, the team couldn't contain the Aston Villa strikers. In the 78th minute of the match, Villa's Jamaican professional footballer Leon Bailey scored a great finish. As a result, the hosts took the lead for the first time in Match. Manchester City failed to repay that goal as Aston Villa secured a valuable 1-0 victory. This win is more worth than only 3 points!
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