After an excellent 1-1 draw with Manchester City yesterday, Aston Villa’s season could have turned a corner.
Norway’s Erling Haaland gave the Premier League winners the lead.
Given Villa’s previous performance, Steven Gerrard’s team could find it difficult to enter the game again.
However, winger Leon Bailey’s spectacular goal equalised the score for his team.
Late in the game, the Villains had a chance to win, but Philippe Coutinho was mistakenly called offside before scoring.
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Gerrard’s team put forth a very positive performance, and he singled out Bailey for special attention.
After the game, the Jamaican attacker celebrated his goal on Instagram.
The caption was: “You fans were incredible. I appreciate all the help. A performance to definitely build on.
Many of his Villa teammates offered encouragement in response to his message.
Bailey appeared to be on fire to goalkeeper Emi Martinez when Diego Carlos sent a rocket emoji.
Forward Ya mon balla, Cameron Archer said, and Bailey’s Villa teammates obviously adored his goal from yesterday.
Bailey’s colleagues at Villa were thrilled with his goal yesterday
After arriving at Aston Villa for £25 million from Bayer Leverkusen, Leon Bailey’s first season there was quite erratic.
The winger was in and out of the Villa squad last year due to a thigh problem that plagued him for several months.
Only seven times did Bailey get the start, and he only managed one goal.
Bailey can only get more playing time if he continues to score significant goals, and yesterday’s goal was unquestionably one of those.
It should come as no surprise that Bailey’s Aston Villa colleagues were thrilled with the goal and will be hoping he can repeat it against Leicester the following Saturday.