Aston Villa vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Aston Villa vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Aston Villa stunned Manchester City with a fully-deserved 1-0 win on Wednesday thanks to a deflected shot from Leon Bailey, leaving the reigning Premier League champions in an unfamiliar fourth position and six points off the top.

Unai Emery's Villa, enjoying their best season for years, oozed with confidence and dominated the game throughout, leap-frogging City to third in the table.

After squandering a hanful of chances, Villa's winner came in the 74th minute when Bailey took the ball just past the halfway line, ran at City's defence and unleashed a shot that hit Ruben Dias' foot to beat goalkeeper Ederson.

Minutes later, Douglas Luiz struck the post for the hosts, who could have won by a larger margin in a surprisingly one-sided game, to the noisy delight of the majority at Villa Park.

The result left Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on 30 points after 15 games - six points behind leaders Arsenal - and without a win in their last four Premier League matches.

Aston Villa moved up to third on 32 points, two behind Liverpool and four behind Arsenal.

Aston Villa vs Man City

  • Full match report

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Thank you for joining Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Aston Villa's win over Manchester City.

Find our report and reaction below!

Guardiola vows to find 'solution' to City's woes after Aston Villa defeat

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Pep Guardiola vowed to find a “solution” to Manchester City’s woes after Wednesday night’s defeat at Aston Villa.

Leon Bailey scored the only goal of the game but the scoreline flattered the champions. Never before has a Guardiola side attempted only two shots in a game throughout his senior management career, highlighting the problems plaguing his side.

The City boss has hit back at claims his team have lost motivation since winning the treble last season and only on Tuesday did he insist he felt they were capable of winning an unprecedented fourth title in a row.

Read his full comments here!

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Leon Bailey seals fantastic win as Premier League champions stumble again

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Aston Villa continued their remarkable run of home form by beating Manchester City 1-0 at Villa Park on a night they could well have scored more.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Man City

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What a win for Villa. They could and should have scored more in a statement win.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Stunning stuff from Villa

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93 mins: 1-0 flatters Man City, truth be told.

Aston Villa vs Man City: VILLA HIT THE POST!

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85 mins: Luiz curls one past Ederson but can't keep it the right side of the post!

Aston Villa vs Man City: Villa retreat

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83 mins: Bailey down in something of an injury worry as City pile on the pressure.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Man City | Leon Bailey '73

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Bailey spins Gvardiol on the halfway line, cuts inside and shoots at goal. His shot is deflected off Dias past Ederson.

Slice of luck about the finish but well deserved!

Aston Villa vs Man City: Champions would surely take a draw

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67 mins: Nunes and Kovacic on for Alvarez and Lewis.

Guardiola going for control here. Given the chances Villa have had, they would surely take a draw at this point?

Aston Villa vs Man City: CHANCE FOR VILLA!

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63 mins: City lose the ball AGAIN and Villa free McGinn, who almost sits Dias down as he attempts to tuck past Ederson but the defender does just enough!

Aston Villa vs Man City: Villa ramping up the pressure now

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57 mins: Not all too much to report on since the break but Villa have started to raise the tempo a bit.

City aren't clearing their lines, allowing Luiz and Kamara to win the second balls.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Champions have sorted their act out

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52 mins: They certainly needed half-time but City appear a touch more settled now.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Back underway!

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Away we go!

Aston Villa vs Man City: The star man so far

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What a performance so far!

HT: Aston Villa 0-0 Man City

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Somehow, we go into the break without a goal!

Aston Villa vs Man City: DISALLOWED GOAL!

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45 mins: Douglas Luiz heads in Digne's cross from the byline but the ball appeared to have gone out!

City (for them) are looking all over the shop!

Aston Villa vs Man City: Heating up again

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40 mins: In the last few seconds, City have been sloppy on the ball, allowing Villa to pounce. Luiz fires widely over in the end but City cannot get out of their own half.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Slight lull in the action

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37 mins: An entertaining watch but the chances have dried up somewhat.

Aston Villa vs Man City: WHAT A TACKLE!

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31 mins: Ederson stranded after his ball is cut out by Tielemans. As the Belgian lines up a shot into an empty net, however, Gvardiol puts in a strong challenge to block.

Aston Villa vs Man City: CHANCE FOR VILLA!

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28 mins: Konsa beats Ederson to Digne's cross from a free-kick but heads over.

Aston Villa vs Man City: CHANCE FOR VILLA

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22 mins: Bailey drives onto his left and strikes from just outside the box but Ederson saves.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Foden's air-shot

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19 mins: Walker powers in a deep cross to Foden at the back post but the England international completely misses the ball and strikes only the air.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Champions frustrated

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15 mins: A few times now City have tried to get in behind Villa's backline but their execution has just been off.

Foden has been bright but Villa are looking comfortable.

Aston Villa vs Man City: CHANCES FOR CITY!

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10 mins: Martinez denies Haaland TWICE in just a few seconds after brilliant play from Foden.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Champions growing

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09 mins: City have managed to get out in the last few minutes and are now knocking the ball about nicely, albeit aren't creating much in the way of convincing openings.

Aston Villa vs Man City: CHANCES FOR VILLA

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05 mins: Bailey latches onto McGinn's long pass but cannot beat Ederson.

City do not clear the corner well enough and McGinn then plays in Pau Torres, who forces a big save from Ederson.

Aston Villa vs Man City: CHANCE FOR VILLA!

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03 mins: McGinn does well to create space just outside the box for Digne to latch onto.

His shot from wide left hits the side netting but it's all Villa at the moment.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Fortress Villa Park

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01 mins: Villa, who have won 13 games in a row here at Villa Park, have started well.

McGinn's through ball to Watkins a touch too heavy but a confident opening few minutes, here.

Aston Villa vs Man City: KICK-OFF!

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Away we go at Villa Park!

Aston Villa vs Man City: Pep Guardiola will retire if City win another treble

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Speaking to Amazon Prime, the Man City boss said: "If we win the Treble this season, I'll retire. That's for sure!"

Aston Villa vs Man City: Emery's one change

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Kamara comes back in after a one-match suspension and Zaniolo drops to the bench.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Guardiola makes changes

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Stones and Lewis in for Rodri (suspended) and Doku (injured).

Confirmed Man City XI vs Aston Villa

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Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol, Stones, Lewis, Foden, Bernardo, Alvarez, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Phillips, Ake, Kovacic, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb

Confirmed Aston Villa XI vs Man City

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Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Kamara, Luiz, Tielemans; McGinn, Watkins, Bailey

Subs: Martinez, Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Kamara, Luiz, Tielemans; McGinn, Watkins, Bailey

Aston Villa vs Man City: Pep Guardiola's title message

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Despite slipping to third recently, Pep Guardiola is confident his team WILL win a fourth Premier League title in a row.

"My feeling today is we're going to win the Premier League," said Guardiola.

"If we play at the levels that we showed against Liverpool and Tottenham, we're going to win it again.

"People don't believe it already after three draws but we feel we're going to do it again, knowing that it is not easy because no team has done it yet [won four in a row].

"The difficulty is there and was last season but, if you ask me today what I'm feeling, we're going to do it again."


Aston Villa vs Man City: Douglas Luiz 'happy to hear' transfer rumours

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Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Douglas Luiz insists he is "happy" to be linked with other clubs but remains fully focused on his role at Aston Villa.

Familiar transfer speculation surrounding the Brazil midfielder has begun to ramp up again as the opening of the January window inches ever closer, with Luiz having played an instrumental part in high-flying Villa's superb campaign to date.

Read the full story here!

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Aston Villa vs Man City: Kevin De Bruyne injury boost

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Good news, Man City fans!

According to reports, Kevin De Bruyne has been included in the club's squad for the upcoming Club World Cup.

Man City slapped with FA charge for furious reaction to Tottenham controversy

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The FA have charged Manchester City with failing to control their players following the controversial incident that marred the end of their 3-3 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

After Dejan Kulusevski had headed a late leveller to peg City back at the Etihad Stadium, the hosts thought they were set for a huge opportunity to win a thrilling game.

Read the full story here!

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Aston Villa vs Man City: Latest odds

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Villa – 9/5

Draw – 5/2

City – 11/8

Odds via Betway.

Aston Villa vs Man City: Head to head (h2h) history and results

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City have not lost this fixture since 2013, winning 13 of their subsequent 15 meetings in all competitions.

Aston Villa wins: 57

Man City wins: 80

Draws: 42

Aston Villa vs Man City: Prediction

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City's lax defence up against a red-hot Villa attack should make for a highly entertaining game.

A 2-2 draw.


Man City team news vs Aston Villa

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Jack Grealish is suspended for this homecoming, as is Rodri for City. Mateo Kovacic should step into the midfield while Matheus Nunes and Kevin De Bruyne are unavailable.

One doubt for Guardiola is winger Jeremy Doku, who limped off against Spurs.

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Aston Villa team news vs Man City

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Ollie Watkins was fit to start and score a late equaliser for Villa at Bournemouth on the weekend, after a knock.

The hosts will be without Bertrand Traore, Emi Buendia and Tyrone Mings due to injury. Boubacar Kamara is back from a ban.

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Aston Villa vs Man City: TV channel and live stream

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TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Amazon Prime Video.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Amazon Prime Video app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog!

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17:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Manchester City's trip to Aston Villa tonight.

Kick-off at Villa Park is at 8.15pm GMT.

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