Premier League, Manchester City beat Aston Villa 2-1: Records broken
Goals by Phil Foden and Rodri helped Manchester City beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday. Despite conceding an early goal, City managed to make a recovery in the first half itself. City are 11 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United, as they inch closer to the Premier League title. Here are the records broken.
Aston started off with a bang as John McGinn put them ahead in only 20 seconds. However, City equalized in the 22nd minute, with Foden firing one from the middle of the penalty area. Foden also played a key role in City's second goal, winning a corner. As a result, Rodri headed home to give City the winner (40').
City defender John Stones was sent off after his dangerous challenge on Jacob Ramsey in the first half. As per Opta, Stones has been sent off for the first time in his Premier League career. This was only his sixth foul in the league in 20 games this season. Later on, Villa's Matthew Cash also picked up two yellow cards in quick succession.
McGinn gave an initial blow to City in mere 20 seconds. His goal after 20 seconds is the second-quickest City have conceded in Premier League history, after Alan Shearer's for Newcastle United in January 2003 (scored after 10 seconds). Notably, four of McGinn's five Premier League goals have come against big six teams (Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City).
Foden stood out for City with his all-round display in the match. No player has scored more goals across all competitions before turning 21 for Pep Guardiola than Foden (29) Only Kevin De Bruyne (24) has been directly involved in more goals in all competitions for Manchester City this season than Foden (23 - 14 goals, 9 assists).