Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City: Ezri Konsa scores twice to hand Steven Gerrard third win in four

Having languished rout over the initial time in Gerrard’s undeveloped reign at home to Manchester City in midweek, Villa again fell behind to Harvey Barnes’ opener for the Foxes.

Be that as it may, safeguard Konsa contacted home Emi Buendia’s header to even out very quickly and gestured home a profound second-half corner to make it three successes from four since Gerrard assumed responsibility.

Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers dropped Jamie Vardy to hand Patson Daka a first Premier League start and the Zambia striker set up Barnes to coolly space through Konsa’s legs and past Emi Martinez.

The benefit endured only three minutes, Buendia extending his neck muscles to impel Matty Cash’s padded header towards the base corner, with Konsa jabbing home to ensure.

Estate thought they were ahead on the stroke of half-time as Kasper Schmeichel parried another Cash knockdown and Jacob Ramsey terminated home yet the attendant had one hand on the grounded ball and Michael Oliver effectively precluded the objective after a check from the video aide official.

Eventually, it made a difference little as Konsa rebuffed Leicester’s continuous set-piece weaknesses by gesturing home John McGinn’s corner to drive Villa over the Foxes into tenth spot.

Estate ought to have won by additional as Ollie Watkins and Ramsey squandered brilliant possibilities on the break albeit the hosts required an incredible fingertip save from Martinez to ruin a Barnes header and seal the focuses.

Rodgers was the chief who broadly nearly drove Liverpool to a subtle first class title during Gerrard’s playing profession – and the understudy currently has two successes out of three over the educator subsequent to trading Old Firm triumphs in the sole season their administrative spells at Celtic and Rangers covered.

That situation looked improbable right off the bat at Villa Park, with the hosts regularly over-run by an excited Foxes start that was deservedly compensated by Barnes’ superbly taken opener.

However, after Villa got back on conditions, the game turned into a start to finish issue that they eventually oversaw as procedures wore on.

Leicester actually had their minutes as Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall headed an incredible possibility wide and James Maddison saw an objective bound shot impeded by the all-activity Cash, who was himself thwarted by Schmeichel’s legs at the opposite end.