Match Report: Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City

Aston Villa 2 - 1 Leicester City

  • 13" Leonardo Ulloa
  • 17" Ciaran Clark
  • 71" Alan Hutton

Ref: Craig Pawson
Attendance: 27,692

Villa Park

Aston Villa moved up to 11th place in the Premier League table after a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

Today's meeting between Aston Villa and Leicester saw two teams desperate for points go head-to-head in what some had already labeled a six-pointer.

Villa were coming off the back of a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, whilst Leicester lost to 3-1, though the conduct of under-fire manager Nigel Pearson stole the headlines.

Pearson really needed a positive result to ease the mounting pressure on him, and he looked set for a boost when Leonardo Ulloa turned home from close range after Brad Guzan parried Riyad Mahrez's deflected shot back out in to the six yard box.

Villa hit back quickly though, with Ciaran Clark sending a header past Kasper Schmeichel from Ashley Westwood's free kick to draw his side level.

Paul Lambert's side then claimed their second win in a row when Alan Hutton turned Christian Benteke's pass in to the net, whilst there was still time for Leicester to have a man sent off, as Paul Konchesky received his marching orders with just 10 minutes to play.

The result leaves Leicester rooted to the bottom of the table but just four points from safety, whilst Villa climb to 11th place - easing the pressure on Lambert.

Statistics

Aston Villa

Leicester City

Possession

64.8%
35.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Jores Okore
  • Alan Hutton
  • Carlos S├ínchez
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke
  • Charles N'Zogbia

Substitutes

  • Chris Herd
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Shay Given
  • Jack Grealish
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Callum Robinson

Leicester City

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Liam Moore
  • Danny Simpson
  • Marcin Wasilewski
  • Esteban Cambiasso
  • Matthew James
  • Jeffrey Schlupp
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Leonardo Ulloa
  • Jamie Vardy

Substitutes

  • Chris Wood
  • Nick Powell
  • Ben Hamer
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Andy King
  • David Nugent
  • Daniel Drinkwater

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