Reggae Boy Bailey’s screamer units up Villa win
Reggae Boy Leon Bailey scored a shocking early aim and had a hand of their second as Aston Villa defeated Leeds United 2-1 at Villa Park in an English Premier League conflict on Friday night time.
The 25-year-old Jamaican winger completed off a fast counterattack after an excellent run – half the size of the pitch – by Boubacar Kamara within the third minute to place the hosts forward.
After Ashley Younger cleared a Leeds nook, Kamara was ice-cool and performed it out huge to Bailey, who chopped inside and curled a left-footed magnificence into the highest left nook previous goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
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The aim took Bailey’s tally to 5 this season, 4 of them within the league, together with Villa’s two quickest.
However the early aim was Villa’s solely shot within the first half, with Leeds having two penalty appeals rejected, a Rodrigo aim disallowed for offside and lacking massive probabilities. Villa debutant Alex Moreno – a £13 million (US$15.9 million) signing from Spanish membership Actual Betis on Wednesday – denied Rodrigo with a aim line clearance and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez pulled off an excellent response save to disclaim Jack Harrison from shut vary.
Head coach Unai Emery’s hosts have been higher within the second half, and so they received the second aim on 64 minutes to make life extra comfy – due to the video assistant referee (VAR).
Bailey’s shot was saved by Meslier with Emiliano Buendia heading the rebound over the grounded goalkeeper. The aim was chalked off for offside, however VAR advised referee Michael Oliver that Buendia was clearly onside – and the aim was given.
Leeds pulled a aim again on 83 minutes when Wilfried Gnonto minimize the ball again for Patrick Bamford, returning after two-and-a-half months out with a groin harm, to rifle residence.
However they may not discover an equaliser and stay simply two factors above the relegation zone, with Villa eight factors additional up the desk in eleventh.
It was a expensive night time for Villa, nevertheless, as they misplaced left-back Lucas Digne and striker Ollie Watkins to harm within the first half.