In a home fixture in the English Premier League yesterday, on Sunday, Aston Villa beat Leicester City 2-1 (football results). So, this Villa Park victory means that Steven Gerrard won his third match as Aston Villa’s head coach.
After succeeding David Moyes as the Villa manager, Gerrard has himself offered his reasons to return to the Premier League. And beside such football transfer news, there is the football news of people wishing the former Liverpool player well.
Now, by winning over Leicester City, the Aston Villa coach has justified all this faith in him.
Leicester’s Harvey Barnes secured the initial lead as he squeezed the ball through Konsa’s legs in the 14th minute.
But Ezri Konsa compensated for his role in this enemy goal by equalizing with his own just three minutes later. Konsa got the last touch on Emiliano Buendia’s goal-bound header to put his side level again at the 17th minute.
Then, nine minutes into the second half, Konsa scored to secure a brace for himself and a win for Villa. He headed home John McGinn’s corner pass from a tight angle at the back post.
Thus, Aston Villa managed to hang on to give new boss Steven Gerrard his third win in four league games.
Steven Gerrard Won His Third Match as Aston Villa’s Head Coach
Now, Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard has revealed that his efforts to fire up his side at halftime paid dividends.
“I thought Leicester started really well. We were too passive. When we made passes there were loads of sloppy turnovers. We gave the players some home truths at half-time. The reaction was exactly what we wanted,” he told Sky Sports.
“To take nine points from 12 is a big return from the players. They deserve a load of credit, but there’s still work to do. Some of them still need to improve.”
Next up for Gerrard is a return to Anfield, but it will not be a sentimental journey for the 41-year-old.
“I just want to go there and win,” the former Reds legend said.
“We go there with confidence and belief, we just want to make it as difficult as we can,” he finished.