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Steven Gerrard takes over Brendan Rodgers as Aston Villa comes back from behind to beat Leicester City


Steven Gerrard got the better of former manager Brendan Rodgers as Aston Villa came back from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1.

Ezri Konsa scored twice, both from set pieces, to cancel a Harvey Barnes opener and in turn gave the ex-Liverpool player a third victory since taking office.

The center-back scored two goals as Steven Gerrard’s men came in from behind to beat one of their closest rivals
Leicester City

Having received his first taste of the loss to Man City as Villa boss, Gerrard was desperate to avoid another loss.

It seemed to go in that direction when Barnes gave the visitors the edge early on.

The 23-year-old coolly introduced the ball into the lower right corner in front of Emiliano Martinez.

Unfortunately for the Foxes, they couldn’t keep the lead for long when Konsa got the most skillful touch from a header from Emiliano Buendia to get the hosts back on terms.

Steven Gerrard takes over Brendan Rodgers as Aston Villa comes back from behind to beat Leicester City
Barnes gave Leicester the advantage with a nice strike from the lower right corner
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Steven Gerrard takes over Brendan Rodgers as Aston Villa comes back from behind to beat Leicester City
Konsa’s deft touch from Buendia’s header got Villa back in line minutes later
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There was a VAR check to see if Konsa was offside, but the goal was held and that added to Rodgers’ problems with deadball situations.

It could have gotten worse for Leicester with club captain Kasper Schmeichel fortunate enough not to concede just before half-time.

The Danish goalkeeper knocked back a header from Matty Cash and Jacob Ramsay arrived to strike at home, before VAR intervened kindly for Leicester.

It wouldn’t matter, as Konsa made his comeback in the second half with a header in the near post.

Steven Gerrard takes over Brendan Rodgers as Aston Villa comes back from behind to beat Leicester City
Gerrard would have appreciated this victory
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