BIRMINGHAM. Manchester City and Aston Villa draw 1-1. E. Haaland scored the first goal (50′) for Manchester City. L. Bailey settled the score 1-1 (74′). Manchester City was far superior when it came to possession ball (73%)
The match was played at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Saturday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Simon Hooper with the help of Adrian Holmes and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Peter Bankes. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 29.5 degrees Celsius or 85.17 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 73%.
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 73% while Aston Villa was struggling with a 27% ball possession.
Manchester City was more aggressive with 58 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Manchester City to win the match.
Aston Villa shot 3 times, 1 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Manchester City shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.
Aston Villa received 2 yellow cards (M. Cash and L. Digne). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Manchester City.
After this match, Aston Villa will have 3 points like Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers to stay in the 19th place. On the other side, Manchester City will have 13 points to move up in the 3rd place.
K. De Bruyne
Manchester City will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 10th of September with a 18-15 head to head in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (3 draws).
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa started with a christmas tree line-up (4-3-2-1).
The manager Steven Gerrard chose to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez , Matty Cash , Ezri Konsa , Tyrone Mings , Lucas Digne , Douglas Luiz , Boubacar Kamara , John McGinn , Leon Bailey , Jacob Ramsey and Ollie Watkins .
Aston Villa could not rely on the presence of M. Cash (injured).
Aston Villa made 3 changes: M. Cash for A. Young (27′), J. McGinn for Coutinho (65′) and L. Bailey for E. Buendia (90′).
Top player: Lucas Digne
The player who no doubt impressed Aston Villa the most was Lucas Digne.
His rating iswith 20 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.
Manchester City: Formation and Lineups
Manchester City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Ederson , Kyle Walker , John Stones , Rúben Dias , João Cancelo , Kevin De Bruyne , Rodri , İlkay Gündoğan , Bernardo Silva , Erling Haaland and Phil Foden .
Manchester City made 2 changes: B. Silva for R. Mahrez (73′) and K. Walker for N. Ake (81′).
Top player: Kevin De Bruyne
The player who no doubt impressed Manchester City the most was Kevin De Bruyne.
His rating iswith 53 passes (81% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 8 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
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