McGinn and Diaby ease Aston Villa past Luton – with a little help from Lockyer

29 October 2023 16:52
The last time Emiliano Martínez scored an unfortunate late own goal after the ball rebounded off his own crossbar and in off the back of his head, Aston Villa were unlucky to lose to Arsenal. Since then, however, they have won all 12 games here at Villa Park and the Argentina goalkeeper’s misfortune here, after Ezri Konsa had nonchalantly headed against his own bar with Villa three goals to the good, was the only blip on an afternoon when Unai Emery’s team strolled to consolidate their place in the top five.Especially once Villa went ahead, the first half resembled more of a training game of attack versus defence than an equitable Premier League contest. To be fair, the mismatch between these sides, who were four divisions apart only nine years ago, was epitomised by the Luton fans singing “Conference champions, you’ll never sing that”. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian