Aston Villa U23 2 Valencia U23 1: Villa edge fiery encounter with penalty and red card
Callum O’Hare was at the double as Aston Villa kicked off their Premier League International Cup campaign with victory over Valencia in a fiery affair at Villa Park.
The number ten scored in either half and either side of Carlos Barragan’s free-kick to seal the win, though there’ll be plenty said about the fisticuffs involving players and coaches alike at the full-time whistle.
Khalid Abdo’s late penalty miss meant little.
The Spanish visitors saw plenty of the ball early on, perhaps as expected, displaying their tiki-taka philosophies.
Yet as the energetic hosts came into it more, it was... read more
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