In a tense match against Wolverhampton, Leon Bailey’s Aston Villa had to come from behind to earn a valuable point. Lopetegui’s men started the game on the front foot by dominating position and took the lead with only 12 minutes on the clock through a brilliant finish from Podence. Aston Villa had few half chances, but that was all they could muster before the halftime break.
As the football cliche suggests, it was a game of two half-halves, with Villa dominating the second half, creating numerous chances Wolves’ backline stood firm, even pulling off a magnificent goal-line clearance.
Wolves’ warrior-like defense was breached eventually with 12 minutes of normal time left on the clock by a stunning pass from Tyrone Mings to the veteran striker Danny Ings. Ings, who is Villa’s top scorer finished off the fine move with a smart clip over the goalkeeper to make it his seventh goal of the season.
The Jamaican winger and Villa starlet had an excellent opportunity in added time to pick up all three points but was unable to capitalize as his shot trickled out for a goal kick after beating the goalkeeper.
Leon Baily who broke down in tears after missing the clear chance to clinch a dramatic winner for his team has three goals and two assists to his name so far in the season. The footballer has had a slow start since returning to the English Premier League for the Villians following the World Cup break.
Leon Bailey was inconsolable at the end of the game after the chance he spurned. Bailey has suffered multiple injuries since joining the English-based club following his move from Bayern Leverkusen. The winger knew that chance was his moment to get back to his best form after an average performance throughout the game.
Aston Villa currently sits in 11th position in the table with 22 points after their 18 matches. Villa will play Leeds United at home next in the EPL after their 3rd round match against Stevenage in the FA Cup on Sunday.
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