Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City: Villans come from behind to win relegation six-pointer

Goals from Ciaran Clark and Alan Hutton saw the hosts come from behind to take all three points at Villa Park against a Leicester side propping up the table, reports BBC Sport.

Against the run of play, Foxes winger Riyad Mahrez contributed to Leicester’s opening goal, with the midfielder’s weak effort being spilled by Aston Villa ‘keeper Brad Guzan, before Leonardo Ulloa poked home the rebound.

But the hosts kept their head and remained patient in possession against a Leicester side well-organised to with stand the Villa attacking threats.

The goal did eventually come for Paul Lambert’s side, however, with Ciaran Clark flicking a free-kick over City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to level proceedings midway through the first-half.

Christian Benteke was a constant thorn in the Leicester side for the first 45 minutes, as the Villans stepped it up in pursuit of breaking the deadlock before the break.

In the second-half, the pattern continued with Villa having the lion’s share of possession, while Leicester were happy to play somewhat on the break. But a winning goal for Villa came ironically via a counter attack. Alan Hutton fired home late in the second-half to earn Lambert and the side all three points.

City ended the game with 10-men following a altercation between Paul Konchesky and match-winner Hutton.

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