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Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa: Late Ross Barkley winner maintains perfect start

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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.

What’s next?

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.