Victory at Villa park for Aston Villa (3-0)
As the premier league match between Aston villa and Bournemouth concluded with the victory fo Aston Villa in their home ground with 3-0 in Villa park, aston villa stands in 11th position in the points table, Bournemouth stands 19th position in the table.
Aston villa vs Bournemouth highlights
Douglas luiz was picked out by Leon Bailey and Swept home form close range early on before Jacob Ramsey Jinked past Jack Stephens to get assured of three points.
Villa’s Emi Buendia headed in from a yard out after Tyrone Mings flicks on Luiz’s corner making the third goal and assured the victory for the Aston villa third win in four Premier League games.
Villa has clearly closed the gap in the points table from sixth to fourth, while Bournemouth remain in the bottom three after being brought down to the table after their win over Liverpool.
But perhaps their brightest moment in the game was the return of David Brooks to competitive action after his battle with cancer. Almost a year after announcing he was cancer-free in May 2022, he came on for Jack Stephens in the 79th minute for his first appearance in 18 months.
Bournemouth manager Gary O’Neil said of Brooks after the game: “Delighted for him. The reception he got was fantastic and deservedly so. He’s been through a lot and worked extremely hard to get to this point.
“We need to be sensible with his minutes, but he’ll get another couple of weeks now of good work. Hopefully he’ll get a few more minutes with the U21s in the week and he’ll be available for longer next time.”
But Bournemouth capitulated in the final 15 minutes of the game as Villa scored twice more. Some tenacious play from Jacob Ramsey (80) saw him fire home the hosts’ second, before Emi Buendia (89) rounded things off with his fifth goal of the season.
Aston Villa took advantage of their early pressure as they went ahead inside seven minutes. Ollie Watkins’ attempted shot pinged along the top of the area, finding Leon Bailey on the right. He then fired the ball into the middle Marcos Senesi’s outstretched foot unable to stop it – with Luiz there to slot home.
There was a late first-half penalty shout for Villa. After a well-worked short corner, Ramsey’s thunderous shot from range appeared to hit Stephens on the hand before going wide. VAR took a lengthy look at the incident, but did not award a penalty.
Aston Villa began the second half well again and had a few half chances – but Bournemouth were denied an equaliser just after the hour. Billing sent a sensational free kick over the wall, but Martinez made a stunning, leaping save to his right to keep out the effort.
Unai Emery speaks in post-match interview
After the matches we lost to Arsenal and Leicester, the reaction has been fantastic, Today is maybe the best 90 minutes we played here since I Arrived, as Emery speaks up in an interview.
We controlled the game with the ball. We Conceded some chances to them, but I thinks its normal because they are in good moment. I’m happy today and I want to share it with the players and supporters.
We have to rest a little bit but now we have a big challenge because we are slowly going up> We are looking up. It’s important to have big ambitions and face big challenges. We have Chelsea in two weeks and we have to try and be Consistent.
Next step is top 10, as we aim for that. But if we are ambitious you want to get to something more and look at the teams in the European positions. Of course it is not in our hands to take a European place, but we have to try. Villa were on the top form the start and after Luiz put them in front, they had numerous chances to extend the lead.