Football PL 23/24: A Villa v Fulham
‘Premier League – Matchday 12: Aston Villa vs Fulham’. action from Villa Park – Birmingham, England.
Relentless in their dominance at fortress Villa Park, Aston Villa post a 13th straight home win in the Premier League, seeing off struggling Fulham despite performing a little below their best. Unai Emery’s side cruised to a two-goal lead at half-time, but even after extending their advantage with a rapid counter-attack, their visitors continued to test them and deservedly notched a consolation strike as Jimenez scored his first league goal for well over a year. The Villans start a league campaign with six successive home victories for the first time since 1959, and they will resume with a tough test at Tottenham after the international break.
1:0 – Antonee Robinson
2:0 – John McGinn
3:0 – Ollie Watkins
3:1 – Raul Jimenez
ASTON VILLA (4-4-2): Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Pau Torres, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Youri Tielemans; Moussa Diaby, Ollie Watkins.
FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Timothy Castagne, Tim Ream, Calvin Bassey, Antonee Robinson; Alex Iwobi, Joao Palhinha; Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Andreas Pereira, Willian; Raul Jimenez.