Connect with us

Aston Villa

Aston Villa extend their Premier League winning run at home to 12 as they beat Luton 3-1

Aston Villa extended their winning run at home in the Premier League to 12 matches as they comfortably defeated Luton Town 3-1 on Sunday.

John McGinn gave the hosts an early lead after beating a couple of players before slotting the ball into the far corner. 

Villa had a few more opportunities to extend their lead, but Nicolo Zaniolo and Moussa Diaby failed to convert their chances. 

Manager Unai Emery brought on Leon Bailey to replace Zaniolo for the second half, and the 26-year-old made an instant impact.

Bailey set up Diaby to rifle a powerful shot into the bottom corner to double Villa’s advantage on 49 minutes. 

The hosts kept up the pressure, and it paid off as Luton captain Tom Lockyer inadvertently turned Diaby’s cross into his own net. 

The fate of the contest never looked in question as the Hatters failed to create many scoring opportunities. 

They didn’t manage their first shot on goal until the hour mark when Ross Barkley hit a rising long-range effort that went over the bar. 

However, the visitors finally got a consolation goal late in the game as Ezri Konsa headed back towards his own goal, but it hit the crossbar and then Emiliano Martinez before landing into the back of the net. 

The victory left Villa fifth in the Premier League standings, with 22 points from their ten games. 

More in Aston Villa