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Aston Villa sink Wolves with late El Ghazi penalty

Aston Villa snatched a 1-Zero win at Wolverhampton Wanderers within the Premier League on Saturday after substitute Anwar El Ghazi drilled in a stoppage-time penalty as either side completed the sport with 10 males.

Villa had Douglas Luiz despatched off within the 85th minute and Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho was dismissed shortly after the guests scored in opposition to the run of play to register their fourth away win of the season.

The consequence lifted Villa as much as eighth on 18 factors from 10 video games whereas Wolves, once more sorely lacking injured striker Raul Jimenez, stayed 11th on 17 factors from 12 video games.

El Ghazi mentioned he felt relaxed about taking the penalty.

“I practise penalties a lot, even if I am not playing,” the Dutch midfielder informed the BBC.

“I did not feel a lot of pressure to be honest. I appreciate Jack Grealish gave it to me, but he knows my capabilities.”

The residence aspect regarded extra prone to seize the winner in a dour conflict, with their 18-year outdated striker Fabio Silva hitting the put up halfway by means of the second half as he made his first begin for the membership.

Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez pulled off a number of fantastic saves, taming a stinging low shot from Daniel Podence earlier than he by some means stored out a fierce Leander Dendoncker volley 10 minutes from time.

When the match appeared to be heading for a draw, Nelson Semedo hauled down John McGinn within the penalty space and El Ghazi made no mistake with the spot-kick as he blasted the ball previous keeper Rui Patricio.

Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo mentioned he needed his staff to be extra ruthless.

“In the first half it was an intense game and both teams were tight,” he mentioned.

“In the second we controlled the game and had clear chances. We try to keep growing on these aspects and be more clinical. Silva worked hard. The idea to make a player grow is to help him and give him competition.”