Aston Villa stretched their perfect start in the English Premier League (EPL) to four wins after a superb injury-time goal by Ross Barkley gave them a 1-0 win at Leicester City on Sunday.
It all happened in a fight at King Power Stadium and the result left Aston Villa second with 12 points with a game in hand over leader Everton who has 13. Third, Liverpool are 10 out of five and Leicester, fourth. , with nine. suffering their second straight loss at home.
Barkley, who is on loan at Chelsea’s Aston Villa, snatched the winner out of nowhere with a low shot from 25 meters.
It was a shot that left Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel holding on to the air as the ball bounced in front of him.
A monotonous first half produced an opportunity at each end of the game.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez denied Leicester right-back Timothy Castagne before Egyptian striker Trezeguet fired wide after a fluid play from the visitors.
The visitors, who were on the defensive in the first half, came forward with more determination after the peak. They were close in the 51st minute when central defender Ezri Konsa headed inches wide.
When the match seemed headed for a goalless stalemate, Barkley ensured Aston Villa started the season with four league wins for the first time since 1930.
This was after they narrowly avoided relegation from the top flight last season.
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