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.
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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.
In recent weeks, Barcelona club officials have frequently stated that they will have to resolve certain financial issues during the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Citizens currently hold a one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the table, while the Lions still have the slightest hope of finishing in the top half.
The Reds would need a favour from Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa at the Etihad in order for that to become a possibility, while they would also need to hold up their end of the bargain by ending an unforgettable domestic campaign on a high.
The Villa Park outfit will have representation at Hampden to watch the Nigerian international in the Scottish Cup final with Hearts.
Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Suarez would depart Atletico Madrid, the Uruguay international leaving Wanda Metropolitano having scored 34 goals during his two-season stay.
The report claimed that Villa want a new left back to provide competition for Lucas Digne, and Rangers youngster Bassey is one of the players Gerrard has reportedly targeted.