- Rodri (4′)
- I Gündogan (39′)
- R Mahrez (45+1′ pen)
- O Watkins (61′)
Manchester City vs Aston Villa. Premier League.
Etihad Stadium53,392. Attendance
Man City 3-1 Aston Villa: Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez on target but Erling Haaland suffers injury scare
Report and free match highlights as Man City beat Aston Villa to move within three points of leaders Arsenal; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez and Ollie Watkins were the scorers; Erling Haaland had to be withdrawn ahead of Emirates Stadium trip
Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-1 to move within three points of Arsenal but Erling Haaland had to be taken off with an apparent injury ahead of Wednesday’s showdown at the Emirates Stadium.
After a turbulent week in which City were hit with 101 charges of alleged rule-breaking from the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s side roared into a three-goal first-half lead through Rodri (4), Ilkay Gundogan (39) and a Riyad Mahrez penalty (45+1).
But Haaland, scorer of 25 Premier League goals this season and creator of City’s second, had to be withdrawn at the break due to an apparent thigh injury, becoming a doubt for Wednesday’s trip to Arsenal, with Ollie Watkins then pulling a goal back for Villa (61).