Game #5351

Season | 2015-16 |

Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #5 |
Premier League Match-week | #5 |  
Manager Game | #22 |
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Premier League | Away | Leicester City | King Power Stadium | 31,733 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Tim Sherwood | 

KO | 16.00 |
Referee | Mike Dean | 

HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 2-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LLWDL | 

Scorers | Jack Grealish | 39’ | Carles Gil | 63’ |

Assists | Micah Richards | 39’ | Gabby Agbonlahor | 63’ |

League Position | 15th | -3 |

Line Up |

GK Brad Guzan |
LB Jordan Amavi |
BOOKED | 82' |
CB Micah Richards | ASSIST | 39' |
CB Joleon Lescott | DEBUT |
M Carlos Sánchez |
M Jack Grealish |
GOAL | 39' |
M Ashley Westwood |
M Leandro Bacuna |
SUB OFF | 86' |
W Scott Sinclair |
W Carles Gil |
GOAL | 63' | SUB OFF | 66' |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ASSIST | 63' | SUB OFF | 75' |

Substitutes |

F Jordan Ayew for W Carles Gil | 66’ | 

F Rudy Gestede for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 75’ | 
RB Alan Hutton for M Leandro Bacuna | 86’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Mark Bunn
CB Ciaran Clark
M Jordan Veretout
LB Kieran Richardson

Cards |

 Yellow | Jordan Amavi | 82’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.39 | 

Oldest Player | CB Joleon Lescott | 33.10 |

Youngest Player | M Jack Grealish | 20.02 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

CB Jores Okore |

FB José Ángel Crespo |

W Adama Traoré |

M Idrissa Gueye | 

Loaned Out |

RB Aly Cissokho | Porto | 5 August 2015 - 1 January 2016 | 

F Callum Robinson | Bristol City | 7 August 2015 - 3 January 2016 | 

D Janoi Donacien | Wycombe Wanderers | 21 August 2015 - 19 September 2015 | 

LB Joe Bennett | AFC Bournemouth | 1 September 2015 - 2 January 2016 | 

CB Nathan Baker | Bristol City | 1 September 2015 - 30 June 2016 | 

GK Jed Steer | Huddersfield Town | 11 September 2015 - 31 May 2016 | 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 51
Possession A | 49
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 21
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 8

 On this day 13 September 2015 

Centre back Joleon Lescott made his Villa debut aged 33 after joining from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £1,260,000 earlier this month. 

Match Report

BBC Sport

Sunday, 13 September 2015

*Unbeaten Leicester City produced a thrilling second-half comeback to recover from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa and move second in the table.*


Jack Grealish curled in a deserved opener from 20 yards, his first goal, for a dominant Villa early on and Carles Gil swept in a second.
 

Ritchie de Laet volleyed the hosts a lifeline and Jamie Vardy prodded Leicester level.
 

Nathan Dyer scored the winner with a brave late header on his debut.
 

The winger had only signed from Swansea on loan on deadline day but made himself an instant hero and left Villa with just one win from five matches.
 

He just beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to a chipped pass from the impressive Riyad Mahrez before taking a blow to the head and staying down injured as the ball rolled into the net.
 

Algerian winger Mahrez proved the inspiration behind Leicester’s second-half recovery as he continued his impressive start to the season.
 

He had scored four goals already this season to help the Foxes to an unbeaten start, but a poor first half was mirrored by his side as they were dominated by Villa.
 

He came to life after the break with a stunning display of pace and skill, having a hand in all three of rejuvenated Leicester’s second-half goals.
 

His improvement, and his side’s, came when they switched to a 4-2-3-1 from a 4-4-2, as the Foxes took the game to Villa.
 

They were well on top when Gil doubled Villa’s lead but, with Mahrez’s corner flicked home by De Laet, Leicester continued to push and got the goals their second-half display deserved.
 

Leicester City have now gone nine Premier League games unbeaten, winning six, and are joint level with Manchester City as the Premier League’s form team since 4 April.
 

Leicester have picked up 33 points from 14 matches and, with the exception of top scorers Manchester City, have scored at least 11 more goals than any other team in this period.
 

There were fears for their top-flight safety after the sacking of manager Nigel Pearson in the summer but, under former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri, they have continued where they left off.
 

Who will Grealish choose?
 

Villa had to cope with the summer losses of Fabian Delph, Ron Vlaar and Christian Benteke down the spine of their team, making their slow start to the season no surprise.
 

But 20-year-old Villa academy product Grealish helped his side control the first half, in just his second league appearance this season, and thoroughly deserved his first goal.
 

He struggled to repeat his influence after the break though as Villa were undone by a vibrant Leicester.
 

With the Republic of Ireland and England wanting him to commit his international future to them, repeats of Sunday’s first-half performance will increase the interest in the talented midfielder.
 

*Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood told BBC Sport:* ”I’ve never felt this bad. Ever. There was a lot of bad play there in the last half hour. The only way you can stop the momentum is to stop the opposition. We turned it over stupidly.


“What can I say? I’m gutted for everyone who’s associated with the football club. We have to stop letting in soft goals. Who cares if we played well? We lost. Totally lost.”