Less than three months after escaping relegation by a single point, Aston Villa will go top of the Premier League if they escape defeat by Leeds on Friday after a dramatic turnaround in fortunes.
The glorious stoppage-time strike of Ross Barkley sealed their fourth consecutive win and should make people sit up and remember just as much as a fortnight ago ‘s 7-2 triumph over champions Liverpool. They now have a record of only 100 per cent in England’s top five leagues.
After boss Dean Smith revealed the player had not trained until Saturday due to a knee issue, Barkley ran to celebrate with club doctor Ricky Shamji. Without the injured Jamie Vardy, who expects to rebound from a calf injury in time to face Arsenal on Sunday, Leicester, meanwhile, had no cutting edge.
Source: Daily Mail