Leon Bailey notches assist in comeback win for high-flying Villa
Jamaican winger Leon Bailey came on as a substitute to help Aston Villa, fresh from potentially season-defining wins against Manchester City and Arsenal, come from behind to beat Brentford 2-1 in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Bailey notched his eighth assist of the season to help architect the comeback.
Unai Emery’s Villa had fallen behind to a Keane Lewis-Potter goal on the stroke of half-time.
However, Brentford’s Ben Mee was sent off in the 71st minute and six minutes later Villa were level when Alex Moreno got on the end of a Leon Bailey cross.
Ollie Watkins completed the turnaround against his former club when he headed in a Boubacar Kamara flick-on from a corner with five minutes to go.
Kamara was sent off in the closing minutes for violent conduct.
Villa now have 38 points from 17 games, one behind Arsenal and one ahead of Liverpool, who kick off later in the day.
In-form Bailey has eight goals and eight assists in all competitions this season, with 10 of those goal contributions coming in the Premier League.
Additional reporting by AFP