Aston Villa 1-0 Man City highlights | Premier League 2023/24 matchday 15

TTSK – (Aston Villa 1-0 Man City). Round 15 of Premier League. Meeting Aston Villa is an opportunity for Man City to win all 3 points. But, Defending champion Man City had a disappointing performance on the field of bitter rival Aston Villa.

Video Aston Villa 1-0 Man City


With home advantage, Aston Villa entered the game confidently and even outplayed Man City. In just the first 10 minutes, goalkeeper Ederson had to save twice for the defending champions.

It wasn’t until the 11th minute that Man City had a notable response. Haaland had 2 consecutive good opportunities to open the score, but the Norwegian striker could not overcome the excellence of goalkeeper Martinez.


Haaland missed 2 good opportunities


At the end of the first half, Aston Villa increased the pressure, causing Man City’s goal to go into a state of alert. Just a few minutes before halftime, Douglas Luiz headed the ball into Man City’s net after a practice match, but the goal was not recognized for Aston Villa because Digne made the cross when the ball had crossed the line.


In the second half, Man City was still deadlocked in finding a way into Aston Villa’s goal. Meanwhile, every move by Aston Villa is potentially dangerous. In the 74th minute, McGinn turned the ball to eliminate Dias in the penalty area, but his shot from close range went wide of the post.

The better team finally found a goal. In the 74th minute, Bailey turned the ball to eliminate Gvardiol and then hit Dias’s foot with a shot that changed the trajectory and went into the net in the helplessness of goalkeeper Ederson, opening the score for Aston Villa. Man City was even lucky to escape defeat at the end of the match when Douglas Luiz’s curling shot hit the post.


Aston Villa deserved a win


Losing miserably, Man City extended their winless streak in the Premier League to 4. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team dropped to fourth place and is currently 6 points behind leading team Arsenal. On the contrary, this win helped Aston Villa get 32 points and surpass Man City (30 points) to take third place.

FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Man City


Aston Villa: Bailey 74′

Start lineups

Logo Aston Villa - AVLAston Villa: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Cash, Tielemans, Luiz, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins.

Logo Manchester City - MCIMan City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake; Foden, Stones, Rodri, Doku; Silva, Alvarez; Haaland.

Ahead of Aston Villa will be the biggest challenge this month, the confrontation with defending champion Man City at home at Villa Park. Man City is currently still maintaining an unbeaten record in the last 5 matches with 2 wins and 3 draws. Man City’s biggest problem is that in the last 4 matches, they all conceded.


In addition, dropping points in 3/4 of the above matches is really a problem for Man City, especially after they had to spend a lot of money to own midfielder Gvardiol from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2023. With Man City’s current easy-to-scoring form, Aston Villa can fully hope to penetrate the defending champion’s net.

But scoring a goal and winning against Man City are two different issues. Simply because Man City’s attack is still working extremely effectively, scoring goals in 9/10 recent matches. As for Villa, the biggest fulcrum besides their current form is that they win all their home matches in the 2023/24 Premier League. Man City is not playing well away from home right now, winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 2.