Aston Villa vs Leicester – Premier League: Live score and updates
LIVE: Aston Villa vs Leicester – Ezri Konsa equalises for Steven Gerrard’s side after Harvey Barnes’ fine finish gave Foxes an early lead
- Steven Gerrard takes on Brendan Rodgers as Aston Villa face Leicester
- Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young, McGinn, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Watkins, Buendia
- Leicester: Schmeichel, Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Dewsbury-Hall, Ndidi, Lookman, Maddison, Barnes, Daka
- Latest Premier League news, including live action and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Aston Villa host Leicester City this afternoon with Steven Gerrard taking on Brendan Rodgers for the first time in the Premier League.
Gerrard lost for the first time as Villa boss in midweek against champions Manchester City, which followed two opening victories.
Rodgers’ side, meanwhile, drew away at Southampton and lost heavily at home to Chelsea last week.
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A golden chance falls to Dewsbury-Hall on his first Premier League start, but he can’t quite take it.
Superb work from Barnes on the left to tie Matty Cash up, before laying it off for Thomas to whip-in. It’s a sublime cross that finds Dewsbury-Hall unmarked six yards out, but his low header flies wide.
A rapid reply! Brendan Rodgers still hasn’t fixed Leicester’s set-piece problems, on that evidence.
An indirect free-kick is whipped in and Evans can only head it upward. It falls to Cash to head back towards the penalty spot, and Buendia powers his header goalwards.
Konsa lunges to help it in but it’s unsure is he got a touch before the ball dropped into the bottom corner. Celebrations are briefly stopped as Michael Oliver consults VAR over a possible offside for Konsa, but the goal is given.
Leicester go ahead in this derby, with a slick counter attacking piling the pressure on Villa.
The Foxes break and Maddison carries it over the halfway line, finding Barnes who lays-off for Daka. The striker has a tough task on to keep it, but wins a scuffle with Mings and McGinn to find Barnes superbly. The winger cuts in and rifles into the bottom corner.
The game has been stopped and everyone in the stadium is observing an applause in memory of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who was shockingly killed by his father and step-mother in Solihull aged just six.
Leicester get us underway at Villa Park and instantly loft the ball into the attacking half.
Moments away from kick-off as the players make their way out here at Villa Park. Here is a final reminder of our line-ups…
Aston Villa (4-3-3) Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; McGinn, Nakamba, Douglas Luiz; Buendia, Watkins, Ramsey.
Substitutes: Steer, Sanson, Tuanzebe, El Ghazi, Hause, Philogene-Bidace, Chukwuemeka, Davis, Iroegbunam.
Leicester (4-2-3-1) Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Dewsbury-Hall, Ndidi; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Daka.
Substitutes: Ward, Vardy, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Choudhury, Vestergaard, Daley-Campbell, Soumare.
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