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Aston Villa add to Leicester’s woes with win

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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.

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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.

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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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