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L. Bailey
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J. Maddison
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Douglas Luiz
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K. Dewsbury-Hall
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N. Mendy
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64% 35%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 3
Total Passes 520 289
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That goalless draw, Villa's first of the season, brings an end to their four-match losing streak, while also ending Leicester's three-match winning run at home. Neither side moves in the table though, with Leicester still 10th on 42 points, and Villa five points and five places behind them in 15th.
Young was excellent down the left for Villa, recording both a shot on target and a key pass, as well as four crosses. The back-and-forth nature of the game also saw him win the ball a team-high eight times, but also lose it 18 times. He also recorded two tackles, interceptions and clearances respectively, helping his side out at both ends of the pitch.
The full-time whistle goes, bringing an end to a low-quality game that neither side seemed capable of winning! Both had chances aplenty in the second half, but the final pass or shot was always lacking in conviction, meaning that despite being entertaining at times, the crowd were denied the chance to celebrate a goal at either end.
90' + 7' Leicester come forward for one last attack and it's only half-cleared by Villa. It falls for Maddison, but Barnes steps in to shoot and drags it well wide, with Martinez gathering the ball.
90' + 6' Barnes meets a high ball and looks to head back across goal, but Vardy pushes Konsa over and is penalised by the referee.
L. Bailey
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Just moments after catching Mendy with an elbow, Bailey brings him to ground late and is penalised, also receiving a yellow card for his troubles.
M. Nakamba
J. Ramsey
90' + 4' Aston Villa's last change sees Ramsey come off for Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba.
90' + 2' Young is in space down the left and cuts inside. He looks to roll back the years with a curling shot from 25 yards, but Schmeichel doesn't even have to move in order to catch it.
90' + 2' McGinn cuts out a Justin pass and plays in Watkins. He cuts inside Soyuncu and shoots, but it's deflected off the Turkish defender and Leicester deal with the threat.
90' + 1' Just the SEVEN minutes of added time to be played, and this game could well find a winner yet!
90' Buendia shrugs off two Leicester challenges but loses his footing as a result of Mendy's pressure and can't pick out Bailey to his left.
88' Cash evades Castagne to float a cross in from the right, but Bailey can't get a good connection on his header and the hosts are able to clear.
86' WIDE!!! How close!!! A tackle on Ramsey sees the ball flick up to Buendia, who curls a right-footed effort just inches wide of Schmeichel's post!!
Ayoze Pérez
Y. Tielemans
86' Tielemans is withdrawn for Leicester's final change, with Ayoze Perez coming on for the last few minutes.
85' Watkins latches onto a long ball and does well to both beat Soyuncu and keep the ball in play, but his hurried cross is fetched with ease by Schmeichel.
83' Young lands awkwardly following a clearance and is in some discomfort. He's already deputising for the injured Lucas Digne at left-back, so Villa's stocks in that position may be about to be worn even thinner!
81' SAVED!!! Maddison curls a low free-kick around the wall, forcing a low save from Martinez that he parries back into the field of play!
H. Barnes
A. Lookman
80' Lookman is the next to come off for the Foxes, and Harvey Barnes, who scored against Everton last time out, comes on.
E. Buendía
Philippe Coutinho
79' Coutinho's been rather ineffective for Villa, and Emiliano Buendia comes on to replace him.
78' Villa counter at breakneck speed as Coutinho puts Bailey into space. He enters the right-hand side of the box, but takes too long to free up Watkins, and his eventual cross is deflected behind for a corner.
78' WIDE!!! Lookman beats several players as he dribbles into the box. He tees up Dewsbury-Hall to shoot from a tight angle, and Konsa gets in the way to block it behind!
77' Ramsey takes on Justin and looks to cross, but Justin gets in the way and blocks it behind for a corner.
T. Iroegbunam
Douglas Luiz
76' Luiz comes off in Villa's first change, and is replaced by youngster Tim Iroegbunam.
J. Maddison
Yellow Card
75' Young's under pressure from Maddison in his own box and looks to turn him. A risky move, and he is caught by Maddison, who is yellow carded for the mistimed challenge.
74' Dewsbury-Hall puts Maddison into space, and he turns Cash with ease, but takes too long to cross and by the time he does, Young is back there to clear it away.
74' After Bailey needlessly fouls Dewsbury-Hall, the free-kick is swung into the Villa box and Watkins has to head it away to concede a corner!
Douglas Luiz
Yellow Card
72' Luiz nearly pulls the blue shirt from the back of Lookman as he attempts to get around the outside, and the cynical foul is met with a yellow card for the Brazilian.
J. Vardy
P. Daka
71' Daka comes off in Leicester's first change, and Jamie Vardy makes his return to the side after an injury-enforced absence.
70' Leicester come forward well through Dewsbury-Hall, but gets caught in a tangle with McGinn as his teammates look to take advantage.
68' Mings is down and requires treatment, and is leaving the pitch for further assessment on the sideline.
66' Daka is played through in the box and beats Mings, but his cut-back for Lookman is intercepted and cleared by Konsa!
K. Dewsbury-Hall
Yellow Card
65' Leicester play an advantage and Dewsbury-Hall advances up the left. McGinn dispossesses him, and Dewsbury-Hall slides in straight afterwards, catching McGinn and none of the ball to join Mendy in the book.
N. Mendy
Yellow Card
63' Mendy clips McGinn late as the two's battle in midfield takes another twist, and the Leicester man is given the game's first yellow card.
62' Justin comes forward down the right and looks to play in Maddison on his inside, but the England midfielder can't control the ball and it spills out from under his foot.
60' A long ball over the top is aimed at Maddison, but Young skilfully touches it down and clears with both Maddison and Daka closing in.
58' Fofana's been busy at the back for Leicester, winning the ball six times in total and making a crucial block there. He also leads the Foxes in terms of touches and passes, maintaining a high accuracy of 95.2 per cent throughout the game.
56' BLOCKED!!! The Villa corner ball bounces around the box like a pinball, and Konsa's eventual shot ricochets off Fofana and out! McGinn tries his luck, but his effort is blocked too and the Foxes finally clear!
55' SAVED!!! Bailey plays in Watkins, who bursts around Castagne and shoots from a tight angle, forcing Schmeichel to parry it behind!
54' Tielemans dispossesses McGinn and is immediately brought down by a late challenge from the Scotsman, and Leicester win the free-kick on halfway.
52' Lookman picks Konsa's pocked, allowing Daka to power forward. He goes down under pressure from Young right on the edge of the Villa box, but doesn't get the free-kick he's hoping for!
51' WIDE!!! Young's long throw sends Watkins running away down the left, and Soyuncu forces the Villa striker into a left-footed shot which flashes across the face of goal and goes behind!
50' Villa haven’t had a single goalless draw in the Premier League this season – the last time they didn’t have any 0-0 draws in a single league campaign was in 1989-90. Meanwhile, the Villans are the only side without an away draw in the league this season.
48' Ramsey races clear of Tielemans and wins a corner via a deflection, but Luiz's corner is deflected behind and Villa get another one.
46' Watkins outmuscles Fofana and races into the box. Soyuncu shepherds him wide, and Fofana recovers to get back in position and win the ball for Leicester.
46' Watkins kicks off the second half, and we're back under way at the King Power Stadium!
The teams are back out for the second half, which will kick off in moments.
It's been slightly hair-raising at times, but Mings has thus far marshalled his defence well, winning an interception, making four clearances, and winning two aerial duels, one of which resulted in his header on goal just before half-time.
The first half ends with both sides sorely lacking on the attacking front! It's been end-to-end to say the least, but neither side has really given either goalkeeper much to do! The keepers have only had to make routine saves, and both sides need to be far more clinical if the deadlock is to be broken in the second half.
45' + 3' The ball from the corner lands right on the head of Mings, but he can't direct his header on target and it goes behind!
45' + 2' Villa come forward through Bailey, whose cross to Watkins is flicked away by Fofana. Young looks to cross back in, but it's deflected off Maddison to give Villa a late corner.
45' + 1' WIDE!!! Maddison steps up to strike the free-kick, curling it over and around the wall and just past the left post with Martinez well beaten!
45' We're into two added minutes at the end of the first half.
44' A Soyuncu cross is headed away by Villa, but only as far as Maddison, who is shunted to ground by Bailey to win a free-kick well in shooting range for the Leicester number 10.
43' Dewsbury-Hall looks to find Daka with a cross from deep, but a deflection off McGinn sends the ball behind for a corner.
42' Young's caught late again, this time by Justin deep in his own half, but the Villa left-back gets straight up to play on this time.
40' Young tries to play in Watkins and is clattered by Holgate in the process and stays down. The referee plays advantage for Villa, but after Watkins' cut-back to Luiz is intercepted, play is brought back for the free-kick.
39' It looks like Soyuncu is going to be okay, and returns to the field of play after a few moments on the touchlines.
37' Soyuncu climbs up the back of Watkins to win a header and goes down, flipping over the top of the Villa man and going down. The referee brings play to a stop, and the Leicester centre-back requires treatment here.
35' Villa press Leicester well but Luiz is all over Mendy and brings him down, conceding a free-kick. Mendy isn't happy whatsoever, but no card comes out for the Villa midfielder.
33' Three Leicester players close in on Konsa inside his own box, and it's hoofed clear after he hurriedly sends it back to Martinez!
31' Maddison flashes a beauty of a corner into the box, but no-one jumps high enough for it and it goes out in the opposite corner!
29' Maddison swings a free-kick towards the far post, where Soyuncu stretches for the ball, but it hits Cash and goes behind for a Leicester corner.
28' Leicester have won their last three home Premier League matches, last having a longer run between August and December 2019, when they won seven in a row.
26' Lookman tees up Dewsbury-Hall to cross, but it's too close to Martinez who dives to stop and hold the ball.
24' Lookman's all over McGinn as the Villa midfielder turns back towards his own goal, and finally brings him down inside the Villa box to concede a free-kick.
22' Coutinho links up with Watkins, who turns and shoots from the edge of the box, but his low effort is drilled directly into Schmeichel's arms.
21' CHANCE!! Good work from Justin as he advances down the right. Lookman is with him, and crosses for Daka, but the Zambian can't get a clean connection on the ball and Martinez holds the shot!
19' CHANCE!!! Dewsbury-Hall beats Konsa twice and hammers the ball across the face of goal. A Cash deflection takes it away from the sliding Justin, who catches Young on his way through and sends the ball skyward!
18' Villa have lost their last four Premier League matches, last losing five in a row in October and November under Dean Smith. If they lose this match, it would be the second time this season a side has lost five in a row under two different managers, along with Norwich, under Smith and Daniel Farke respectively.
16' A lapse in concentration from McGinn allows Daka to power towards goal. He and Lookman have a two-on-one, but Daka's final ball is a poor one and Konsa intercepts.
15' Cash breaks up a promising Leicester attack and sets off on the counter. He sprints down the right before finding Bailey inside, but his throughball to Watkins is woeful and the Foxes can recover the ball.
13' Daka puts extreme pressure on Martinez again, forcing the Villa goalkeeper to shank a long kick out for a throw-in.
12' Lookman wins a free-kick from Cash down the right, but Maddison's in-swinging ball floats over everyone's heads and out.
11' Leicester work the ball well down the right, but Justin's cross is overhit and Martinez catches it with ease.
10' Villa are looking to complete the league double over Leicester for the first time since 2003-04, following their 2-1 win at Villa Park in the reverse fixture.
8' OVER!!!! Fofana can't control a high ball and Watkins streaks away down the left. He races across the byline before cutting it back to Bailey, but the Jamaican forward sends it over the bar! What a chance!
6' Heart-in-mouth times for Villa players and fans, after Martinez drops a cross with Lookman right next to him. He's able to re-gather quickly, but that could've ended much worse for the Villa goalkeeper!
5' Daka puts Mings under heavy pressure as the Villa captain takes a back-pass. Mings waits for Martinez to come, but he doesn't and the defender hoofs it behind for a corner.
4' Castagne takes on Cash and looks for Dewsbury-Hall in support, but the Leicester midfielder mis-controls the ball and it goes out for a throw.
3' Leicester lost this exact fixture 1-0 last season, with Ross Barkley netting the winner for Villa in the 90th minute. They’ve not lost consecutive home league games to Villa since April 1981.
1' Daka kicks off for Leicester, and we are under way in the East Midlands!
The two sides head out, and we’re nearly ready for kick-off at the King Power!
The injured Lucas Digne misses out for Villa, with Ashley Young replacing him at left-back. Leon Bailey is also brought into the side, taking the place of benched striker Danny Ings.
Leicester make changes at both ends of the pitch, with Patson Daka and Ademola Lookman coming into the XI in forward positions, whilst James Justin and Caglar Soyuncu are back in the back four. Evans, Pereira, Barnes and Iheanacho drop out.
ASTON VILLA SUBS: Robin Olsen, Emiliano Buendia, Calum Chambers, Marvelous Nakamba, Danny Ings, Carney Chukwuemeka, Benjamin Chrisene, Tim Iroegbunam, Tommi O’Reilly.
ASTON VILLA (4-3-1-2): Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Ashley Young; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey; Philippe Coutinho; Leon Bailey, Ollie Watkins.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Danny Ward, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, Daniel Amartey, Hamza Choudhury, Ricardo Pereira.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne; Nampalys Mendy, Youri Tielemans; James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Ademola Lookman; Patson Daka.
Villa, meanwhile, are on a winless streak of their own, losing their last four straight games, the most recent of which was a 4-0 home drubbing by Tottenham. They’ve conceded nine goals, scoring just two, over the course of this run, and Steven Gerrard’s men need to reverse this slide sooner rather than later.
The Foxes come into this midlands derby off the back of a late draw with Everton, which saw them concede a last-minute equaliser. That’s now two games without a win for Brendan Rodgers’ side, albeit both were played away from home.
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