Aston Villa claims one other scalp after taking Arsenal down 3-0 within the last motion of Matchday 8 within the English Premier League.
Villa will get again on the profitable prepare with a convincing victory over the Gunners on the Emirates. Targets in both half of the sport from the guests whereas snuffing out any Arsenal assault noticed the scoreline learn 0-3 in Villa’s favour after the ultimate whistle was blown.
A torpid exhibiting by Mikel Arteta’s males noticed Dean Smith’s males run circles round them, led by an in-form Jack Grealish, who was afforded an excessive amount of area on the pitch. The Englishman’s powers have been at its peak on Sunday as he exploited Arsenal in each manner potential.
The Gunners have been extraordinarily poor
The Gunners have been so poor within the first 45 minutes of the sport, they solely managed one shot heading in the right direction. Thomas Partey was that participant to register the shot heading in the right direction. Lacazette and the remainder of the frontline managed the least touches within the opening half, with Villa seeing extra of the ball possession.
Speaking Lacazette, the Frenchman had the prospect to raise the spirits of the house aspect, sadly, he didn’t put his likelihood away and his staff bought punished 3-0 for it. Arsenal misplaced the whole lot within the match and provided little or no risk to their opponents.
Aerial duels have been received by Villa, the second ball, and so they have been mainly outrun by the guests, who confirmed no indicators of fatigue. Comprehensible as that they had Arsenal chasing the ball virtually the entire recreation and had no midweek motion.
However to emphasize on how contemporary and prepared they have been for this encounter, they made their first substitution within the embers of the sport. Trézéguet was taken off within the 88th minute for Anwar El Ghazi to see the ultimate moments out and safe the clear sheet.
Thomas Partey was the one Arsenal participant to supply a shot heading in the right direction within the first half towards Aston Villa. https://t.co/NRGw5pFBnQ
— Squawka Soccer (@Squawka) November 8, 2020
Ollie Watkins’ brace places his title within the Golden Boot race
The person from the championship proving it’s not such a nasty thought to buy there provides one other two targets to his title after scoring the stress reliever for 2-0 after which affirmation of three factors for 3-0.
It took him three minutes of the sport so as to add his title to the scorecard after which acquire his brace. From Emi Martinez to the Watkins, each Villain put in an additional shift and have been greater than courageous on the evening.
A effectively deserved three factors for the three targets scored, and no denying the Man of the Match goes to their astute captain Jack Grealish. Sure, even Ross Barkley deserves a shout, however Grealish’s all-round recreation was simply far superior to all on the pitch.
Watkins now sits joint seventh within the Golden Boot race with the now-injured Callum Willson on six targets for the season up to now. Grealish and John McGinn have additionally put themselves in rivalry for a person award this early. They sit in second and third with 5 and 4 assists respectively for Playmaker of the Season.
“If Aston Villa have been strolling down the street, they’d be John Travolta in Saturday Night time Fever!” 😅🕺
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After the outcome for Arsenal and Aston Villa
Villa maintains their greatest begin after 22 seasons in top-flight soccer. It was additionally the primary time within the membership’s historical past the place they’ve received three consecutive away video games in a single season. They transfer up into sixth place (two locations up from final week’s eighth place) earlier than the worldwide break.
Arteta’s Gunners wrestle to seek out consistency and have been unable to construct on their away victory at Outdated Trafford. They dropped down from final week’s ninth-placed staff to this weekend’s Eleventh-placed staff. They missed the prospect to leap into the highest six earlier than the break.
In Arsenal’s final six video games they’ve misplaced three and received three. A tough begin for Mikel Arteta regardless of exhibiting many positives throughout video games earlier than their deserving loss by the fingers of the Villains.
The Gunners return to motion with a visit to Elland Highway the place they may face Leeds United. Aston Villa welcomes Brighton, who’re struggling to get off the underside of the desk with some attracts, a single win, and slightly below a handful of losses.