Match report as Ross Barkley strikes in stoppage-time to seal Aston Villa’s fourth straight victory; Villa move to within a point of leaders Everton after best start to a campaign in 90 years; Foxes slip to back-to-back home Premier League defeats
oss Barkley’s stunning stoppage-time winner fired Aston Villa up to second as they maintained their perfect start to the season with a 1-0 victory at Leicester.
Villa looked to be suffering a hangover from their 7-2 victory over Liverpool as their 100 per cent record was moments away from ending in a stalemate at the King Power Stadium, but Barkley lashed an unstoppable long-range effort past Kasper Schmeichel in the first minute of injury-time to keep Dean Smith’s side perfect.
Barkley’s second Villa goal sealed a fourth-straight win for his new club which lifts them up to second in the Premier League and confirms the club’s best start to a campaign in 90 years.
Injury-hit Leicester remain fourth after suffering back-to-back home defeats either side of the international break.
Leicester host Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday at 8pm, before travelling to Arsenal on Super Sunday at 7.15pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League. Aston Villa host Leeds in the Premier League on Friday at 8pm.