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Barkley ruins Leicester for Aston Villa

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Barkley ruins Leicester for Aston Villa

By Agency Reporter

A superb stoppage-time goal from Ross Barkley gave Aston Villa a 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Sunday, allowing the club stretch their perfect English Premier League (EPL) start to four wins

By Agency Reporter

A superb stoppage-time goal from Ross Barkley gave Aston Villa a 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Sunday, allowing the club stretch their perfect English Premier League (EPL) start to four wins.

It all happened in a scrappy contest at the King Power stadium and the result left Aston Villa second on 12 points with a game in hand over leaders Everton who have 13.

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Third-placed Liverpool have 10 from five and Leicester in fourth are on nine, after suffering their second successive home defeat.

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Barkley, who is on loan at Aston Villa from Chelsea, snatched the winner out of the blue with a stinging low shot from 25 metres.

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A drab first half produced one chance at each end in the match

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez denied Leicester right-back Timothy Castagne before Egyptian forward Trezeguet fired wide after a flowing move by the visitors

The visitors, who were on the back foot in the opening half, came forward with more purpose after the beak

They went close in the 51st minute when central defender Ezri Konsa headed inches wide

When the match appeared to be heading for a goalless stalemate, Barkley made sure Aston Villa started the season with four league wins for the first time since 1930

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