It ended in a draw at Villa Park after a Leon Bailey cancelled Haaland’s goal with a sublime finish.
Erling Haaland put Manchester City ahead in the 50th minute after a wonderful assist from Kevin de Bruyne. However, Aston Villa were able to rally from behind courtesy of a Leon Bailey strike in the 74th minute.
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Goal! Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City
Wow! Jacob Ramsey cuts the ball back for Leon Bailey to powerfully fire past Ederson
Goal! Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne floats the ball to the back post for Erling Haaland to volley home from close range
We are back for the second 45 minutes! Can West Ham hold Manchester City to a draw?
Goalless at Villa Park. Manchester City haven’t been their slick, clinical and fluid selves but that’s down to Aston Villa’s persistence to keep them off the ball in the centre of the pitch.
The home side have had a few moments of excitement but for the main part they’ve focused on keeping City quiet. So far it’s working.
And so it begins at Villa Park!
Haaland starts for Manchester City and that’s all that matters for everyone that captained him on FPL.