Aston Villa defeated Manchester City in the central match of the 15th round of the English Premier League (EPL). The match at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham ended with a score of 1:0.
During the match, Unai Emery's team outnumbered the reigning champion in moments and made as many as 22 shots on goal against 2 for Josep Guardiola's wards. In terms of expected goals (xG), the Lions were also better – 2.06 to 0.86.
Such efforts did not go unnoticed. In the 74th minute, Birmingham scored the only and winning goal - Leon Bailey scored after a pass from Youri Tielemans.
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Interestingly, this is Aston Villa's 14th consecutive home win in the Premier League. But Manchester City is experiencing a black streak - Guardiola's wards have not been able to win any of the last four matches in the English championship.
Thanks to this victory, Aston Villa (32 points) climbed to third place in the Premier League. Emery's wards bypassed the "citizens" in the standings (30 points), who dropped to fourth position. Oleksandr Zinchenko's Arsenal leads the league with 36 points. Liverpool is in second place (34 points).
In the next round, Aston Villa will host Arsenal on December 9. A day later, Manchester City will play Luton away.
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