English Premier League

Aston Villa 3 – 1 Luton Town

Aston Villa 3 – 1 Luton Town. Aston Villa claimed their fifth win in six Premier League games with a comfortable victory over Luton Town at Villa Park.

John McGinn opened the scoring in the first half with his fourth goal of the season, controlling the ball from a corner before firing into the back of the net.

Moussa Diaby added a second soon after the break as he drove home from inside the box, and the forward was instrumental in the third.

He used his pace to chase a ball over the top before his cross was turned in by Luton captain Tom Lockyer for an own goal.

Luton never looked like getting anything from the game and failed to manage a shot on goal until the hour mark, when Ross Barkley sent a rising effort from distance well over the bar.

But they did get a consolation late on in unusual circumstances as a header by Villa defender Ezri Konsa bounced back off the bar and in off goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

The win means Villa have an impressive 22 points from 10 Premier League games as they continue their fine form under manager Unai Emery.

Defeat for Luton, meanwhile, leaves them in the relegation zone and one point from safety.

Teams can often find it difficult to adjust to the quick turnaround between games in Europe and the Premier League, but Aston Villa appear to be thriving on it.

Emery’s side followed a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham last Sunday with a victory by the same scoreline at AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.

And they showed no signs of fatigue as they continued their impressive form at home.

This victory was their 12th in a row at Villa Park, with that run seeing them score 34 goals and conceding just six.

Luton have been better on the road than at home in the Premier League following promotion, winning at Everton before drawing at Nottingham Forest in their previous outing.

That game at the City Ground saw them battle back from two goals down to earn a point, but a fightback never looked on the cards in this game.

They struggled to create any chances of note against a Villa side in formidable form, particularly at home.

Unfortunately for Luton it does not get any easier with a home game against Liverpool up next, before they travel to Manchester United.

Source – BBC

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