This was a breathless affair for which an abacus was needed to keep count of the endless chances. Manchester City created most of these in a blur of activity close to Emiliano Martínez’s goal and when Aston Villa were finally breached on 79 minutes it was deserved.
Tyrone Mings dallied, Rodri mugged him, the effervescent Bernardo Silva received the ball, swerved away from a clutch of defenders, then fired in a memorable strike. This brought jubilation for City and anger for Villa as the visitors complained Rodri had come from an offside position. Dean Smith’s ire was enough to have him sent off by Jonathan Moss, the referee unimpressed by the manager’s vociferous complaints.
Written by Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jan/20/manchester-city-aston-villa-premier-league-match-report under the title “Aston Villa rue luck as Gundogan and Silva help Man City to sixth straight win”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.