AVL vs MCI Premier League: Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Man City takes a step closer to the Premier League title after defeating Aston Villa 2-1.
Dean Smith made just 1 change to his side as Trezeguet missed out due to an injury and was replaced by Ramsey.
Pep Guardiola made 8 changes to his side that faced defeat against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals. Only Rodri, Dias, and Jesus kept their place in the starting 11.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Aston Villa score in the 1st minute
It was a dream start for Dean Smith’s side as John McGinn scored right after kick-off. The goal came from a long ball over the top by Mings.
He found Ollie Watkins down the left-wing as John StonesM missed his clearance. Watkins immediately played it across to McGinn who raced to the end of it, beating Zinchenko and fired the ball into the bottom corner to beat Ederson.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Man City equalize
Phil Foden fired back Manchester City into the game in the 22nd minute. This goal also came from a long ball from the back of Ederson to Zinchenko who headed the ball to Foden.
The youngster crossed the ball to Mahrez who flicked it to Bernardo Silva on the overlap. Silva pulled the ball back from the byline to Foden who continued his excellent run into the box and slotted it in the back of the net to equalize for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Man City take the lead
City turned the game around in the first half itself. It was Rodri who scored the goal in the 40th minute.
Villa failed to clear the ball from the corner and City worked the ball out to Bernardo Silva who chipped the ball into the box. Rodri rose the highest to glance the ball into the back of the net.
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Martinez came off his line to try and gather but missed it, and Rodri got to the ball first as the ball flew into the empty net.
John Stones received a red card for a tackle on Ramsey right before half-time to put City down to 10 men.
Matty Cash received his 2nd yellow in the 57th minute for a rash challenge on Foden to put Villa down to 10 men as well.