Aston Villa 0-2 Man City Highlights
Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero scored late goals to send Manchester City second in the table as Aston Villa suffered a third straight defeat.
City looked set for a frustrating draw as Aguero was denied by a post while David Silva and Eliaquim Mangala forced Brad Guzan into saves.
Toure broke the deadlock from 18 yards in the 82nd minute before Aguero netted a similar goal six minutes later.
Villa’s Charles N’Zogbia went close when the game was goalless.
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Venue: Villa Park
Date: Saturday, 4 October, 2014
Kick off: 17:30 GMT
Yaya Toure 0-1
Manchester City have registered 19 Premier League victories against Aston Villa, more than against any other team.
Villa have only won twice in the last 11 meetings, both at Villa Park. Their 3-2 victory last season came despite only having 33% ball possession.
Villa have suffered successive 3-0 defeats. They last lost three league games in a row without scoring in December 2012, conceding a combined 15 goals against Chelsea, Tottenham and Wigan.
They have only won 14 of their last 56 home fixtures in the Premier League, averaging a point per game in that period (W14, D14, L28).
Paul Lambert’s team have managed just nine shots on target in six league games this season, fewer than any other side. Only Burnley have scored fewer than Villa’s four goals. They last had four goals after seven matches in 1979-80.
The Villans have only scored 18 goals in 22 league matches without Christian Benteke since the start of the 2012-13 season (0.82 goals per game), compared to 43 goals in 34 matches with him (1.26 goals per game).
The champions have only lost one of their last 15 away league matches, against Liverpool in April. They have taken 37 points out of a possible 45 during that run (W11, D4, L1).
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored at least twice in their last six Premier League away games.
Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League away games.
Edin Dzeko has scored 14 Premier League goals in 2014, the most by any player. Thirty one of his 48 Premier League goals have come away from home (65%).
Frank Lampard has scored four goals in his last three appearances in all competitions. He has scored 13 Premier League goals against Aston Villa, his best tally against any single opponent.