BIRMINGHAM. Manchester City topped Aston Villa to win 2-1. It was Manchester City to strike first with a goal of R. Dias at the 27′. Then B. Silva scored again for Manchester City in the 43′ minute with a goal. Eventually, O. Watkins reduced the distance for Aston Villa with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Manchester City was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham on Wednesday and it started at 8:15 pm local time. In the presence of 41,400 spectators. The referee was Mike Dean with the assistance of Ian Hussin and Darren Cann. The 4th official was Craig Pawson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.5 degrees Celsius or 65.23 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 46%.
Manchester City was in firm control of the ball 64% while Aston Villa was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Manchester City was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester City won the match.
Aston Villa shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Manchester City shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Aston Villa. On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Manchester City.
After this contest, Aston Villa will stay with 16 points like Brentford and Crystal Palace to stay in the 13th place. On the other side, Manchester City will have 29 points to stay in the 2nd place.
Manchester City will play away with Watford on the 4th of December with a 13-0 head to head in favor of Manchester City (2 draws).
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Steven Gerrard chose to play with the following team: Emiliano Martínez , Matty Cash , Ezri Konsa , Tyrone Mings , Matt Targett , John McGinn , Marvelous Nakamba , Douglas Luiz , Leon Bailey , Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Buendía .
Aston Villa made 3 changes: L. Bailey for A. Young (31′), M. Targett for C. Chukwuemeka (66′) and M. Nakamba for M. Sanson (77′).
Top player: Tyrone Mings
Probably the most impressive player in Aston Villa was Tyrone Mings.
His rating iswith 34 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.
Manchester City: Formation and Lineups
Also Manchester City adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Josep Guardiola i Sala played with: Ederson , João Cancelo , Rúben Dias , Nathan Aké , Oleksandr Zinchenko , Rodri , Fernandinho , Bernardo Silva , Riyad Mahrez , Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling .
Manchester City made only 1 change substituting Gabriel Jesus for J. Grealish (87′).
Top player: Gabriel Jesus
Probably the most impressive player in Manchester City was Gabriel Jesus even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 27 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 10.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League