Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: The Best Bits (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

25th, April 2015

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By Alan Duffy

While Aston Villa may have an FA Cup final to look forward to, they remain in real danger of relegation after going down 3-2 at the Etihad on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegrini’s under-performing side were handed an early lead, after Brad Guzan’s sliced clearance allowed Sergio Aguero to net his 27th goal of the season.

Despite that early goal, the Villans impressed for large periods of the game.

However, on 66 minutes, the hosts doubled their advantage courtesy of a fine Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick.

Under Tim Sherwood, the Villans have carried a much greater goal threat, and the Birmingham giansts got themselves back into the game soon after Kolarov’s goal, with Tom Cleverley firing home after poor goalkeeping from Joe Hart.

Villa then completed the comeback with Carlos Sanchez volleying home on 85 minutes after Hart could only palm the ball in the Colombian’s direction.

Indeed, the visitors could have won the game, when Christian Benteke found himself one on one with Hart, only for the Belgian to be rather harshly flagged for offside.

The visitors looked set for a precious point when Fernandinho netted a last-gasp winner after poor defending from the Villans.

The result sees the Citizens leapfrog Arsenal into second-place, albeit having played two games more than the Gunners. Villa, on the other hand are now just two points clear of the drop-zone, having played a game more than all three sides below them (Hull, Leicester and 18th-placed Sunderland).

Highlights to follow…

 

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  1. Chris says:

    Theres a white elephant in the room that no-one wants to talk about. The referees are human but some decisions, you look at a few ways. With so much more at stake nowadays – integrity has to be paramount.

    The big decisions decide games. We need a system to make sure the right decision happens more regularly because when the pendulum swings it seems impossible for the referees to be as harsh on both sides. Perhaps it has to be taken out of their hands throw it upstairs or have two referees.

    In some cases they’re getting alot better at judging a dive, the referee for the sunderland vs chelesa game spotted Fabregas using the stationary leg of the defender to his advantage. It was not a penalty.

    BTW – Jose (yes you foo!) you owe that referee ‘an engraved apology’.

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