Relive Aston Villa v Manchester City as it happened, plus reaction and analysisGo straight to all the best Aston Villa contentVisit our Manchester City pageAston Villa 1-1 Man City: Referee blew whistle 'too soon' for Coutinho- Steven GerrardOfficials admitted they were wrong - GerrardVilla thought they had scored a winner when Philippe Coutinho put the ball in the net off the underside of the bar. However, the assistant referee had already put his flag up for offside - even though Coutinho was actually onside - and some of the City players stopped before the ball went into the net. Gerrard revealed he had spoken to the officials about the decision after the match, and they admitted they had made an error. "I've spoken to the officials calmly, and given them enough time after and asked for their side of it, " said Gerrard. "The referee blew the whistle too soon.
Player of the matchDe BruyneKevin De Bruynewith an average of 8. 20Aston VillaSquad number31Player nameBaileySquad number1Player nameE MartínezSquad number18Player nameYoungSquad number41Player nameJ RamseySquad number11Player nameWatkinsSquad number5Player nameMingsSquad number7Player nameMcGinnSquad number6Player nameDouglas LuizSquad number44Player nameKamaraSquad number27Player nameDigneSquad number23Player namePhilippe CoutinhoSquad number4Player nameKonsaSquad number2Player nameCashSquad number10Player nameBuendíaManchester CitySquad number17Player nameDe BruyneSquad number9Player nameHaalandSquad number20Player nameBernardo SilvaSquad number8Player nameGündoganSquad number31Player nameEdersonSquad number5Player nameStonesSquad number3Player nameRúben DiasSquad number47Player nameFodenSquad number7Player nameJoão CanceloSquad number16Player nameRodriSquad number6Player nameAkéSquad number26Player nameMahrezSquad number2Player nameWalkerLine-upsAston VillaFormation 4-3-2-11E Martínez2CashBooked at 26minsSubstituted forYoungat 27'minutes4Konsa5Mings27DigneBooked at 71mins6Douglas Luiz44Kamara7McGinnSubstituted forCoutinhoat 65'minutes31BaileySubstituted forBuendíaat 90+1'minutes41J Ramsey11WatkinsSubstitutes9Ings10Buendía16Chambers17Augustinsson18Young20Bednarek23Coutinho25Olsen35ArcherMan CityFormation 4-3-331Ederson2WalkerSubstituted forAkéat 80'minutes5Stones3Rúben Dias7Cancelo17De Bruyne16Rodri8Gündogan20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forMahrezat 73'minutes9Haaland47FodenSubstitutes6Aké10Grealish18Ortega19Álvarez21Gómez26Mahrez80Palmer82Lewis97Wilson-EsbrandReferee:Simon HooperAttendance:41, 830Live TextMatch ends, Aston Villa 1, Manchester City 1.
Man City miss chance to go top as Villa earn drawErling Haaland has scored 10 goals in his first six Premier League appearances for Manchester City, the joint-fastest a player has reached 10 goals in the competition's history alongside Mick Quinn back in December 1992Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard hopes his side can use their draw against champions Manchester City as a foundation to kickstart their season.
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