(EFE) — Manchester City won 2-1 against Aston Villa in a match that had to come back and in which they played for 15 minutes with one less footballer due to the expulsion of John Stones. Thus, the leader of the Premier League escapes and gets closer to the title.
In City’s first game in the post-European Super League era, Pep Guardiola’s side took another step towards the title by rebounding from the loss to Leeds United and opening an 11-point gap with Manchester United.
And that made the night difficult for the Sky Blues when Villa went ahead at 20 seconds taking advantage of a mistake from the City defense.
The Villain team quickly took a free kick in their own field, Stones missed the cut and Olie Watkins crossed for John McGinn to define first against Ederson.
The sky blue team reacted well and Foden finished the tie in the 22nd minute, taking advantage of an assist from Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese was sweet and also served the 1-2 with a center that combed the Rodri network.
City had the game under control, but life was complicated by a Stones squad, which the VAR reviewed and meant a red card.
That happened just before the break, but Villa’s numerical superiority was short-lived and at 57 minutes, Matty Cash received two yellow cards in 3 minutes to level the game.
Guardiola’s team held the score and the three points flew for Manchester, extending Guardiola’s lead at the top of the table to 11 points over United. In addition, this Saturday they will be able to add the first title of the season in the League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur.