Aston Villa frustrate Man City as Havertz seals Chelsea win

Aston Villa frustrate Man City as Havertz seals Chelsea win

It was a frustrating evening for Manchester City as the champions were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Aston Villa.

The league’s top goalscorer Erling Haaland got his 10th goal in six games when he was in the right place at the back post to volley in Kevin de Bruyne’s superb cross but Bailey struck a sweet first-time shot into the top corner from Jacob Ramsey’s square pass to make it 1-1 in the 74th minute.

Manchester City are undefeated in their last 18 games in the Premier League, their longest run since 19 games from November 2020 to March 2021

Jaidon Anthony came off the bench to hand Bournemouth a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest as they bounced back from two goals down in a thrilling clash of the promoted sides in the Premier League yesterday.

Cheikhou Kouyate and Brennan Johnson gave Forest a 2-0 lead at halftime but Bournemouth produced a terrific performance in the second half, rallying through goals from Philip Billing, Dominic Solanke and Anthony.

With the score 2-2, Anthony scored the winning goal in the 87th minute as he coolly side-footed a finish past Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson following a pass from Solanke.

Also, Harry Kane notched his fifth goal of the campaign as Tottenham Hotspur maintained their impressive start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Fulham that did little justice to their best attacking display so far.

In the same vein, a Daniel Podence goal on the stroke of halftime gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 1-0 win over Southampton, their first victory of the season just as Ivan Toney struck a sensational hat-trick to earn Brentford a thrilling 5-2 home win over Leeds United in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Kai Havertz scored the late winner as big-spending Chelsea fought back for a controversial 2-1 win against West Ham, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praised Everton keeper Jordan Pickford’s “spectacular” display in the goalless Merseyside derby.

Newcastle United had a second-half goal ruled out after a VAR review as they drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace on Saturday in a Premier League game that was full of chances, but somehow yielded no goals.