By Alan Duffy
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City – Premier League – 7th December 2014
A rare Alan Hutton goal secured a precious victory for Aston Villa at home to Leicester on Sunday, a win which sees the Villans register back to back Premier League wins.
In a busy opening period, ex-Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa put the Foxes ahead on 13 minutes after Villans’ ‘keeper Brad Guzan had spilled a shot from Riyad Mahrez. However, soon after, the hosts were level, courtesy of a headed from Ciaran Clark following an Ashley Westwood free-kick. After the break, the Villans pushed for an equaliser with Christian Benteke a constant thorn in Leicester’s side. However, it was Hutton who would net the winner, with the Scottish defender firing home from a Benteke pass. Hutton was then involved in a clash with Leicester’s Paul Konchesky which saw the Foxes’ star sent off and that was that.
The win sees Paul Lambert’s men go up to 11th as their season looks to have taken off. As for Nigel Pearson and co, they remain bottom with the Leicester boss surely favourite for the sack by the end of the year.
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