Premier League / Matchday 15
Villa Park / 05.12.2021
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live minute-by-minute coverage of this afternoon's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park. I'm Ethan Van Ristell and I'll be providing the updates for you today. Team news has been confirmed for both sides and is coming next up!
FULL-TIME - Three points for Villa! Gerrard gets one over Rodgers to earn his third win in four games as Aston Villa head coach!
Corner for Leicester - Schmeichel is up!
The ball is delivered to him but Mings outjumps the 'keeper and heads clear.
Four minutes of added time.
Maddison booked for a cynical foul on Chukwuemeka.
The attacker makes a meal of his free kick - giving it straight to the opposition. Villa attempt to break and Maddison makes the tactical foul. Deserved yellow.
Ezri Konsa celebrates his second goal.
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Villa inviting some Foxes pressure with the clock ticking down.
Leicester make their final change - Iheanacho on for Dewsbury-Hall.
A Leicester corner is initially headed clear by Tyrone Mings, but Luke Thomas arrows it back in low, and it cannons off a Villa player before falling to Dewsbury-Hall, but he hits his effort over the bar.
Villa change - Jacob Ramsey off for Axel Tuanzebe.
Substitute Chukwuemeka gets on the ball in the half space on the left, before squaring it to Matty Cash, but he can't get his right-footed effort on target as it narrowly misses the near post.
Leicester make their second change of the evening, with Ayoze Perez on for Patson Daka. What a shift from the Zambian striker today by the way.
Villa make two changes - Morgan Sanson on for Douglas Luiz and Carney Chukwuemeka on for Emi Buendia.
WHAT A SAVE!
Martinez with a world-class stop to deny Harvey Barnes from a looping header into the top left corner!
Castagne arrows in a low cross, which is flicked on into the air by Daka, and Barnes goes so close with the resulting header but once again, what a stop by Martinez.
Villa really creating some chances on the break!
Buendia with some fantastic skill to get the ball past three players near the centre circle, before laying off Watkins - the forward then knocks it to McGinn, who puts Ramsey in a great position with a brilliant through pass but the youngster slashes it over!
CHANCE! Watkins with some fantastic play to receive the ball on the halfway line before squaring it to John McGinn on the right. The Scot picks out Watkins once again, who makes a really clever run in front of him, but his effort is saved! A dinked chip there may have been the better option but still a nice move.
First change for Leicester - Lookman off and Vardy on.
CHANCE! Castagne threads it to Dewsbury-Hall, and the midfielder quickly plays it to Maddison, who takes a couple of touches to set himself to shoot with his left foot and his effort narrowly clears the bar!
Dewsbury-Hall arrows in a low cross from the left but it straight at Emi Martinez.
Ashley Young rolls back the years and leaves his man for dead on the left byline, before putting a low cross into the box, but the resulting action does not lead to anything.