Ola Aina’s stunning first-time effort set the wheels in motion with just five minutes gone, before Emiliano Martinez parried Orel Mangala’s fierce strike over the line early in the second period to help the Tricky Trees create some breathing space in the bottom half and put a dent in the Lions’ top-four aspirations.
Browsing: Aston Villa
The Magpies arrive at Villa Park on the back of five straight wins, which sees them occupy third place in the table.
Dean Smith, 52, left Norwich City earlier this season after previous spells at Aston Villa and Brentford.
Abraham is currently in his second season at Stadio Olimpico after being allowed to depart Chelsea shortly after their Champions League triumph in 2021.
With just minutes left at Villa Park, Mikel Arteta’s side were in danger of stumbling again in their bid to win the title for the first time since 2004
Looking to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur last time out, City kicked off the contest on the front foot.
Ollie Watkins struck Villa’s winner in the 77th minute off a free kick by Douglas Luiz shortly after Saints had been controversially denied the opening goal by VAR.
Bajcetic became the second youngest Spanish scorer in the Premier League after Cesc Fabregas for Arsenal in 2004
Since joining Genk in 2019, Onuachu, who is 28, has clocked up 82 goals in just 127 games for the Belgian side.
Former Arsenal boss Emery was given a warm welcome by home supporters ahead of the match, and he could not have wished for a better start to life back in the Premier League as Villa raced into a two-goal lead inside 11 minutes.
The Lions dismissed Steven Gerrard from his post in the wake of their 3-0 loss to Fulham in the EPL in midweek.
Villa opted to sack Steven Gerrard, following a poor start to the 2022/23 season, with the Premier League side looking to appoint a replacement before the World Cup.
The Steve Cooper’s side playing out a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the City Ground.
The Norwegian made it double figures for the campaign already with a simple finish from inside the six-yard box five minutes into the second half, but Leon Bailey’s strike 16 minutes from time earned a point for the under-fire hosts.
A deserved 2-1 win meant the Gunners remained top of the table with a perfect record, with Martinelli settling the game
Both clubs started the campaign with a defeat, Villa going down 2-0 at Bournemouth before Everton succumbed to a 1-0 scoreline against Chelsea.
While the Cherries took second spot in the Championship last season, to regain their place in the English elite, Villa had to settle for a mid-table finish after a campaign beset by inconsistency.
Steven Gerrard is keen to recruit another left-back to add competition for Lucas Digne, who joined the squad for £25million in January. Bologna’s Aaron Hickey is a long-term target for Villa, while Sergio Gomez and Quentin Merlin are viewed as cheaper alternatives.
The Midlands club have already made a stunning start to the transfer window signing three new players worth £43m.
Bassey, who can play at left-back or centre-half, has enjoyed a remarkable rise over the last six months and was a standout performer as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men made it to the Europa League final.