Gerrard still hasn’t dismissed Aston Villa

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Gerrard still hasn’t dismissed Aston Villa

Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa shared the points in the game that concluded the tenth day of the Premier League. A 1-1 that did not please anyone as the ‘trick trees’, despite surrendering the red lantern to Leicester, remain in the relegation positions, while the ‘villains’ continue to fail and do not break away under the table.

The City Ground welcomed coach Steve Cooper, the master architect of his return to the Premier this season, with a warm welcome, in a show of support for the board’s decision to renew him despite rumors of a sacking.

Two shots, two goals

Indeed, Nottingham started the game well as they got on the scoreboard through Emmanuel Dennis, a newcomer to the line-up, perfectly tackling a Morgan Gibbs-White free-kick (15′).

But Aston Villa reacted immediately and, six minutes later, they equalized through Ashley Young. The English left-back, who continues to perform at a good level at the age of 37, grabbed the rebound and scored with a right-footed howitzer from outside the area that went narrowly inside the post.

Both teams showed maximum effectiveness in the first half when they scored with their only shot between the three posts.

Coutinho, replaced

Aston Villa started the second half well. As soon as play resumed Philippe Coutinho made, by and large, his most outstanding move with a great run down the left but his shot went wide. Steven Gerrard replaced the former Barça player in the 65th minute with Danny Ings.

Earlier, Ollie Watkins had Aston Villa’s best chance to break up Douglas Luiz’s cross from the right. The English striker’s header was saved by Dean Henderson with a smart but decisive intervention.

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Aston Villa had more of the ball and more of the goal but missed a shot, while Nottingham tried it from outside the area with a Cheikhou Kouyate shot that Emiliano Martínez blocked without problems (69′) .

In the end each other’s attempts did not change 1-1. Nottingham continue with a single victory in their locker, while the questionable Gerrard continues without the performance he gave last season at Aston Villa.

Source: La Verdad

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