Aston Villa thrash Brentford, Arsenal drop points at Southampton


Bailey turned supplier a couple of minutes later, sliding the ball into the trail of the unmarked Ings for him to rifle it into the web, a lot to the delight of caretaker boss Aaron Danks.


Issues went from unhealthy to worse for the guests when Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer pulled the shirt of Tyrone Mings to concede a penalty within the twelfth minute, and Ings slammed the spot kick straight down the center to make it 3-0.

Villa’s Douglas Luiz went shut with a shot from outdoors the field on the half-hour mark, however his effort whistled simply previous the left-hand publish as Brentford struggled to get a grip on the sport.

Solely a string of sensible saves from goalkeeper David Raya prevented Brentford from going additional behind as he swatted away an Ollie Watkins shot from point-blank vary after which thwarted the identical participant once more when he shot from distance.

Watkins persevered and obtained the fourth objective within the 59th minute, burying the ball at the back of the web by way of the foot of defender Ethan Pinnock to finish the rout.

Bryan Mbeumo summed up Brentford’s irritating afternoon when he wasted a wonderful probability to cut back the deficit two minutes later, firing large with the objective at his mercy earlier than being changed by Mikkel Damsgaard.

“We owed the followers that efficiency and end result,” Ings stated. “It was an excellent response from the boys – you at all times see a response from a workforce when one thing occurs prefer it has this week with the gaffer (Gerrard) leaving.

“For what now we have within the dressing room, it was fairly merely not adequate and hasn’t been for a protracted time period.”

Strain mounts on Marsch at Leeds

Leeds United sank to a 3-2 defeat at dwelling to Fulham, leaving them within the relegation zone and heaping extra stress on coach Jesse Marsch, whose facet are actually with no league win since August.

Crysencio Summerville scores for Leeds against Fulham.

Crysencio Summerville scores for Leeds towards Fulham.Credit score:Getty Photos

The house facet went forward within the twentieth minute with a close-ranged header from Spanish ahead Rodrigo however Fulham responded 4 minutes later when Aleksandar Mitrovic headed dwelling from an Andreas Pereira nook to attain his ninth objective of the season.

Leeds had the majority of the possibilities in an entertaining second interval as each side went searching for a winner, with Luke Ayling, Rodrigo, Brenden Aaronson and substitute Patrick Bamford all squandering promising alternatives.

Fulham additionally wasted two clear efforts however took the lead within the 74th minute when full-back Bobby Decordova-Reid headed in one other cross from Pereira.


The objective led to Leeds followers rapidly turning on American coach Marsch, some chanting “You’re getting sacked within the morning”. The anger within the stadium rose additional when Willian struck Fulham’s third objective within the 83rd after the guests had run the hosts’ defence ragged.

Substitute Crysencio Summerville gave Leeds hope of a fightback when he slid to poke the ball dwelling in added time, but it surely was too little, too late for Marsch’s facet.

In the meantime, Leicester Metropolis thrashed Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 for his or her first factors away from dwelling this season to maneuver off the underside of the standings and out of the relegation zone.

Wolves began brightly but it surely was Leicester who drew first blood when a clearance fell to skipper Youri Tielemans and the midfielder fired a volley from greater than 20 yards out that arrowed into the highest nook.

A buoyant Leicester facet then minimize open the Wolves defence 11 minutes later as Harvey Barnes performed a one-two move with Kiernan Dewsbury-Corridor earlier than firing a shot from an angle previous goalkeeper Jose Sa to double the lead.

Leicester’s prime scorer James Maddison put the sport to mattress within the second half when he made room for himself on the fringe of the field earlier than whipping in a low shot previous Sa for his sixth objective of the season, leaving Wolves deflated.

Brendan Rodgers’ facet accomplished the rout once they gained the ball again from a sloppy Wolves facet, with Timothy Castagne’s uncontested cross turned in by Jamie Vardy because the 35-year-old striker scored their fourth objective and his first of the season.


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