Premier League Results: Score, Match Analysis and Highlights from the Fixture between Aston Villa vs Manchester City on Monday, March 04, 2013. Includes Video Highlights for U.S. viewers (as available).
Result: Aston Villa 0 – 1 Manchester City
Location: Villa Park – Aston Villa
|Aston Villa – 0||Man City – 1|
|Carlos Tevez 45’+1’|
Aston Villa’s young defender Ciaran Clark gave away the only goal in the match when his defensive error let Dzeko knick the ball off of him and send Tevez in with an easy shot. It would be easy to say that Aston Villa could take some positives from the game, but the fact is that they lost, and this could be just one more loss that hurts their chances of getting out of the bottom.
Villa did manage 10 shots, but their 1 shot on target was Benteke’s header that was cleared off the line in the 21st minute. The area to really look at for Aston Villa was their defense through the rest of the match. City got off 20 shots, with 8 on target and only 1 goal. It could be said that they were both unlucky and profligate with their chances.
City’s win does mean that the gap at the top is once again at 12 points. For Aston Villa, they remain in the drop zone at 24 points in 18th place, the only thing really changing is another goal allowed in their goal difference
Week 28 Premier League Results and Highlights