Villa maintain 100% home record with routine win


Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa (R) celebrates with Youri Tielemans of Aston Villa (L) and Leon Bailey of Aston Villa (C) after scoring their 3rd goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Fulham FC at Villa Park on November 12, 2023 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa maintained their winning start to the season at home with a routine Premier League victory over a lacklustre Fulham side.

Antonee Robinson's own goal and John McGinn's placed finish into the bottom right corner put Unai Emery's side firmly in control at the break.

And Ollie Watkins' tapped in substitute Leon Bailey's cross, with McGinn again involved, just after the hour mark as Villa claimed a 13th consecutive win at home in the top flight for the first time since 1983.

The result also means Villa have opened a season in England's top division with six successive home wins for the first time since 1932-33.

Raul Jimenez hit the post before rolling in from Robinson's pass to give Fulham a consolation goal in a much improved second-half display.

However, the visitors rarely looked capable of clawing their way back into the contest despite a noticeable drop in intensity from the hosts after the interval.

Villa remain fifth with the Cottagers in 16th, six points clear of the bottom three.

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