Aston Villa 3-2 Manchester City: Spirited Villa come from behind twice to win

Aston Villa 3 - 2 Manchester City

  • 45" Yaya Touré
  • 51" Karim El Ahmadi
  • 56" Edin Dzeko
  • 73" Leandro Bacuna
  • 75" Andreas Weimann

Ref: Mike Jones
Attendance: 34,063

Aston Villa At Villa Park

Aston Villa came from behind twice to secure their first home win of the season against Manchester City.

It was a superbly spirited performance from Aston Villa, under pressure for the majority of the match with City dominating possession and eclipsing the number of efforts the home side had on goal.

Yaya Toure put City ahead just before half-time when he tapped home inside in the 18 yard box following a corner but the home side reacted positively after the break with Karim El Ahmadi thumping the ball home just inside City’s area.

City rallied well, piled on the pressure and Edin Dzeko put Manuel Pellegrini’s side ahead again with a simple finish in the 56th minute. City roamed, pressed and searched for a way to extend their advantage but a telling 20 minute period saw the home side secure the win.

Leandro Bacuna produced a superb free kick inside the 73rd minute which left Joe Hart with no chance to equalise before Andreas Weimann took advantage of some lazy defending from Matija Nastasic to poke home the winner just a couple of minutes later.

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Manchester City



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Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Nathan Baker
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Fabian Delph
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Antonio Luna
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Libor Kozák
  • Andreas Weimann


  • Marc Albrighton
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Joe Bennett
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Jed Steer
  • Nicklas Helenius

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Matija Nastasic
  • James Milner
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Yaya Touré
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Álvaro Negredo


  • Gaël Clichy
  • Jesús Navas
  • Javi García
  • Micah Richards
  • Stevan Jovetic
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Costel Pantilimon

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