At this conference, West Bromwich Albion became defenseless. The score was decided by El-Ghazi, the first goal-shooter. In the Premier League table, they remain in the penultimate place.
Allardyce’s squad lost their first target early. The ball was played by Bertrand Traore to El-Ghazi, who finished the action. In the 36th minute, the hosts’ situation got even more complicated.
Then WBA captain Jake Livermore was sharply fouled by guest captain Jack Grealish. Mark Atkinson respected this play on the yellow card at first, but the referee correctly reversed his decision after consulting the VAR. This is the fourth red card for Livermore in his career and the first one in two years.
Aston Villa held a one-lap lead at break time. Their supremacy was even greater in the second portion. The lead was taken by Ollie Watkins, but the VAR helped the hosts this time.
The WBA team was going deeper and deeper and their dam was slowly leaking. A second goal was scored by Traore, who had played a fine game. The shattered hosts knew that the match’s future had been determined.
In the penal area, Grealish was fouled and El-Ghazi approached the ball. Aston Villa will win and move up the table comfortably. There is something Sam Allardyce needs to think about and focus on. Surely he won’t have a nice recollection of his return to the Premier League.