It seemed that Jack Grealish was going to reappear today after six weeks off, but finally Dean Smith did not think it was appropriate and Aston Villa was able to overcome this time the absence of his great figure to come back in the final stretch of the match against Fulham (2- 1) thanks to two goals from Trezeguet, who acted as a revulsion after jumping onto the field midway through the second half.
Mitrovic remains ‘on fire’ after leaving with Serbia
After a very close first half with arrivals in both goals, Aleksandar Mitrovic overtook Fulham after being very active and having several chances previously. The Serbian forward, who has scored five goals in the three matches for his national team in recent days, took advantage of a resounding failure by Tyrone Mings to delay a ball to his goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, whom he beat on his departure and scored on an empty goal 61 ‘).
The goal took Fulham out of the relegation zone, which harassed the rival in search of the second goal, but Aston Villa reacted when it seemed more lost in the field by the hand of a decisive Trezeguet, who in just four minutes turned the marker.
The Egyptian, who had barely been on the field for a quarter of an hour, leveled by placing his left foot perfectly to shoot Alphonse Areola in Tyron Mingsa’s rear center from the left (77 ‘). In this way the defender amended his error at 0-1.
Trezeguet, unleashed, had the 2-1 with a shot with the outside that went high for very little, but second later he did not forgive with a volley at the far post to the center of Keinan Davis after stealing the ball from Tosin Adarabioyo and escaping to the right (81 ‘).
Fulham is diluted
Fulham faded like a sugarcane and conceded a third goal in the 87th minute as he finished off a layup pass from Bernard Traoré to empty goal after good individual action on the right. Aston Villa, who had only managed one win in the previous six games without Grealish, are now ninth.