Last-gasp Barkley keeps Villa perfect

Ross Barkley’s stunning stoppage-time champion fired Aston Villa up to 2nd as they maintained their perfect begin to the season with a 1-0 victory in Leicester.

Villa appeared to be suffering a hangover off their 7-2 victory over Liverpool because their 100 per cent record was times away from ending in a stalemate in the King Power Stadium, but Barkley lashed an unstoppable long-range work past Kasper Schmeichel in the initial minute of injury-time to keep Leader Smith’s side perfect.

Barkley’s second Villa goal covered a fourth-straight win for their new club which lifts all of them up to second in the Premier Little league and confirms the club’s greatest start to a campaign in ninety years.

Injury-hit Leicester remain fourth after suffering back-to-back home defeats either side from the international break.

More to follow.

What’s next?

Leicester host Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday at 8pm, before travelling to Arsenal on Super Sunday at 7. 15pm – survive Sky Sports Premier League. Aston Villa host Leeds in the Leading League on Friday at 8pm.

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