Stoppage-time winner for Villa against Wigan

Stoppage-time winner for Villa against Wigan

Jack Grealish was making his first appearance since the collapse of his proposed transfer window move to Tottenham Hotspur

Birkir Bjarnason scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Aston Villa came from behind to beat Wigan Athletic in a five-goal thriller at Villa Park.

Skipper James Chester headed Villa in front on 13 minutes from a free-kick by new signing John McGinn on the left.

Norwegian keeper Orjan Nyland, also making his debut, then made a mess of a back pass from Mile Jedinak to gift Nick Powell a 41st-minute leveller.

Callum Connolly headed the Latics in front on 55 minutes with a far-post header from Powell’s cross.

But, eight minutes later, Chey Dunkley put through his own net in a scramble to make it 2-2.

And, from Conor Hourihane’s cross, Icelandic international Bjarnason slid in to win it for Villa and maintain the 100% winning start for Steve Bruce’s men against one of his former clubs.

More to follow.

Soccer News

via BBC Sport – Football

August 11, 2018 at 09:24AM


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