Man City defeats Aston Villa: It was Manchester City vs Aston Villa in the Premier League. The match Man City vs Aston Villa ended in a 2-0 win for Manchester City.
Manchester City welcomed Aston Villa at the ETIHAD Stadium to play their 18th game of the season.
They go on top of the table with 1 game in hand over Leicester City. The hosts could not break Aston Villa down in the first half but started the second half really well. Joao Cancelo struck the crossbar.
The first goal of the match came in the 79th minute as Tyrone Mings was dispossessed by Rodri who set up Bernardo Silva to get the first goal of the match for Pep Guardiola’s men and gain the lead.
Cancelo had a batter from distance. It was tipped round the post by Martinez. Villa dealt with the corner, but City was quickly coming back at them. Jesus won a header, just to the left of the goal. It was going wide but Cash’s arm was miles out of position.
Ikay Gundogan put the game to bed after converting a penalty that the Citizens received after Johnny Cash’s handball in the 90th minute to double the lead and win the game for Manchester City.
Man City go level with Leicester City at the top of the table. They have one game in hand as they have 38 points from 18 matches.
Aston Villa is in the 11th position. They have 26 points from 16 matches.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Match Facts:
Man City has won 15 of their last 16 Premier League home games against Aston Villa, including each of the last 11 in a row.
Man City has kept 10 clean sheets in their last 18 games of the season.
Aston Villa made 10 blocks against Manchester City, only Leeds and Liverpool made more blocks this season on the opening day (12).
Manchester City vs Aston Villa Highlights:
Bernardo Silva offside controversy
Rodri was trotting back from an obvious offside position, but once Mings chested it down and attempted to make a pass, he effectively played Rodri back onside.
Here’s the relevant law: “A player in an offside position, receiving the ball from an opponent who deliberately plays the ball, is not considered to have gained an advantage.”
Mings wouldn’t have played the ball had Rodri not been where he was in the first place. You can understand why Villa are aggrieved, but it would seem City have the laws of the game on their side.