Report and free match highlights as Aston Villa leapfrogged Manchester City into third with a surprisingly dominant display against Pep Guardiola’s team at Villa Park. Leon Bailey’s late winner reflected an impressive performance by Unai Emery’s in-form side

Leon Bailey’s deflected strike earned Aston Villa a deserved 1-0 win over Manchester City at Villa Park that lifted them above the reigning champions into third.

The goal came late in the game to maintain the perfect home record of Unai Emery’s side and reflected their superior endeavour throughout the contest against an unusually passive City. It is now four Premier League games without a win for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Erling Haaland did have two chances in the first half but City never looked comfortable, missing the suspended Rodri badly. They drop to fourth in the table and are now six points adrift of Arsenal. On this evidence, they may need to worry about Villa too.

Source: skysports

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