On Sunday Aston Villa extended their points lead and kept their perfect start in Premier League of four wins against Leicester City at the King Power stadium. Ross Barkley gave Aston Villa a 1-0 victory after a brilliant stoppage-time goal in a rather dull match.
This win has now taken Aston Villa to second position in the points table with 12 points. Everton is the table toppers of the league who have 13 points, but Villa still has a game in hand over the leaders. Third-placed Liverpool has 10 from five and Leicester in fourth are on nine after suffering their second successive home defeat.
Barkley snatched the win from the foxes with a low shot from 25 meters away from the goal post. The ball bounced in front of Kasper Schmeichel and went past him into the goal giving Villa their fourth win of the season. Barkley joined Villa this season on a loan from Chelsea.
Each team had a chance of scoring a goal in the boring first half as Trezeguet fired the ball wide following a smooth relay of passes from Villa. After which Villa’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez defended the ball from Leicester right back Timothy Castagne. In the second half, Villa came close to scoring in the 51st minute when their team’s central defender Ezri Konsa headed the ball few inches wide.
As everyone believed the game to end on a draw for both sides Barkley gave his team the fourth win of the season. This is the first time since 1930 that Aston Villa has started their season with straight four wins.
Barkley said after the match that it was an important win for the team. He also dedicated the goal to his physio who did a really good job of getting him right since Barkley was only fit 50-50 during the week. Barkley before the international break scored in Villa’s 7-2 win over champions Liverpool.
Ross Barkley felt that they started the game a bit slow, but was able to get some momentum during the second half. The way Villa played Barkley thought they deserved the win. Speaking of his goal Barkley said he saw the space for a goal wide opened up and so he thought of taking a chance which then paid.
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