Aston Villa add to Leicester’s woes with win

Aston Villa plunged Leicester City deeper into relegation danger on Tuesday with a 2-1 away win in the Premier League after the home side played the last 20 minutes with 10 men and had a late penalty hope ruled out by VAR.

Bertrand Traore scored the 87th-minute winner for the visitors with a curled shot into the top corner moments after he came on against their 19th-placed opponents who sacked manager Brendan Rodgers at the weekend.

Midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was sent off in the 70th minute after collecting a second yellow card of the evening for a foul on Ashley Young.

Ollie Watkins had put Unai Emery’s Villa ahead in the 24th minute, the on-form forward sidefooting into the bottom left corner after being fed through by Emiliano Buendia.

A quick VAR check confirmed that the goal, Watkins’s 11th in the league this season and in his 100th Premier League appearance, was good.

Harvey Barnes equalised 11 minutes later, a right-footed shot off the inside of the post, to lift the restless crowd in the King Power stadium.

Leicester, surprise champions in 2015-16, have not won a game in all competitions since Feb. 11 and have lost seven of their last eight.

Rodgers departed on Sunday, a day after a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, with Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell taking over as caretaker managers.

Aston Villa, who moved up to seventh place, have now won 10 of their 16 games since Spaniard Emery took over from the sacked Steven Gerrard in October.

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