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Leicester 0-1 Aston Villa: Ross Barkley scores winner

Leicester v Aston Villa

Ross Barkley drilled in an injury-time strike to maintain Aston Villa's 100% start to the season as they edged to victory at Leicester.

The game looked set to be the first goalless match of the campaign, but on-loan Chelsea midfielder Barkley finished incisively into the bottom corner to give Villa all three points and send them second in the Premier League.

Villa have won their opening four top-flight games for the first time in 90 years.

It had been a drab Sunday night encounter until Barkley's 91st-minute effort, with neither goalkeeper called on to make difficult saves.

Douglas Luiz had curled a 25-yard shot straight at Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel, while Villa's Emiliano Martinez kept out Youri Tielemans' deflected long-range strike.

Dean Smith's Villa are just one point behind leaders Everton with a game in hand, while Leicester remain fourth.

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Leicester City

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

    Average rating

    5.29

  2. Squad number27Player nameCastagne

    Average rating

    5.31

  3. Squad number3Player nameFofana

    Average rating

    5.07

  4. Squad number6Player nameEvans

    Average rating

    4.80

  5. Squad number2Player nameJustin

    Average rating

    4.78

  6. Squad number24Player nameMendy

    Average rating

    4.68

  7. Squad number17Player nameAyoze Pérez

    Average rating

    4.47

  8. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

    Average rating

    4.77

  9. Squad number26Player namePraet

    Average rating

    4.57

  10. Squad number15Player nameBarnes

    Average rating

    4.95

  11. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

    Average rating

    4.17

Substitutes

  1. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

    Average rating

    4.78

  2. Squad number13Player nameSlimani

    Average rating

    4.20

  3. Squad number20Player nameChoudhury

    Average rating

    4.11

Aston Villa

Starting XI

  1. Squad number26Player nameMartínez

    Average rating

    7.99

  2. Squad number2Player nameCash

    Average rating

    7.78

  3. Squad number4Player nameKonsa

    Average rating

    7.83

  4. Squad number5Player nameMings

    Average rating

    7.89

  5. Squad number18Player nameTargett

    Average rating

    7.64

  6. Squad number6Player nameDouglas Luiz

    Average rating

    7.53

  7. Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

    Average rating

    7.97

  8. Squad number17Player nameTrézéguet

    Average rating

    7.64

  9. Squad number20Player nameBarkley

    Average rating

    8.42

  10. Squad number10Player nameGrealish

    Average rating

    8.39

  11. Squad number11Player nameWatkins

    Average rating

    7.64

Substitutes

  1. Squad number15Player nameTraoré

    Average rating

    7.42

Line-ups

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 27CastagneBooked at 73mins
  • 3Fofana
  • 6EvansBooked at 74mins
  • 2Justin
  • 24MendySubstituted forChoudhuryat 78'minutes
  • 17PérezBooked at 31mins
  • 8TielemansBooked at 41mins
  • 26PraetSubstituted forMaddisonat 68'minutes
  • 15Barnes
  • 14IheanachoSubstituted forSlimaniat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 10Maddison
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 13Slimani
  • 19Ünder
  • 20Choudhury

Aston Villa

  • 26Martínez
  • 2CashBooked at 40mins
  • 4Konsa
  • 5Mings
  • 18Targett
  • 6Douglas LuizBooked at 70mins
  • 7McGinnBooked at 32mins
  • 17TrézéguetSubstituted forTraoréat 81'minutes
  • 20Barkley
  • 10Grealish
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 12Steer
  • 14Hourihane
  • 15Traoré
  • 19Nakamba
  • 21El Ghazi
  • 22Engels
  • 27El Mohamady

Referee:
Jonathan Moss

Match Stats

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Match ends, Leicester City 0, Aston Villa 1.

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