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Aston Villa against Man City .. The Citizens lead 2-1 in an exciting first half

The Manchester City team ended the events of the first half of their match against Aston Villa with a 2-1 lead, in the match between the two teams at Villa Park, the stronghold of the Villains, in the 32nd round of the English Premier League competition for the current season 2020/2021.

John McGinn advanced to Aston Villa in the 20th second, to be the fastest goal of the season, on par with Newcastle striker Almiron's goal against West Bromwich Albion.

Phil Foden tied for City in the 22nd minute, before Rodri scored the second goal in the 40th minute, to end the first half 2-1 for City.

Before the end of the half, Manchester City defender John Stones received a red card, which was the first red card the player received during his participation in the Premier League.

Manchester City formation: Goalkeeper: Ederson / Defense: Walker, Diaz, Stones, Zenchenko / Midfield: Gundogan, Rodrigo, Bernardo / Attack: Mahrez, Foden, Jesus.

Egyptian defender Ahmed Al-Muhammadi came on the bench seats of Aston Villa, while Trezeguet missed the match due to a recent injury to the cruciate ligament, while Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne will miss City after he injured his ankle.

Aston Villa against Man City

And Manchester City entered today's match while he is at the top of the Premier League table with 74 points, collected from 32 matches, during which he won 23 matches, drew in 5 matches, lost in 4 confrontations, and is 8 points away from runner-up Man United.

Manchester City needs 11 points to settle the Premier League championship, regardless of the results of the competitors, and despite Pep Guardiola's fall in the last two confrontations, in the league against Leeds United with a score of 2/1, and the FA Cup farewell to Chelsea by losing a clean goal, but he is going through his most distinguished time. And strength, as the coach aspires to achieve victory and continue to perform well.

Man City managed to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, and also booked a seat in the English League Cup final against Tottenham.

On the other hand, Aston Villa is ranked eleventh with 44 points, collected from 30 games only, and the team has two postponed matches, and aspires to exploit the stumbling of Man City to get a step closer to the top ten in the Premier League.