New Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has suffered his first defeat as a Premier League manager after his team suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of defending champions Manchester City. The Liverpool legend directed affairs from the touchline as Villa came close to securing a point. Manchester City held on to take all three points thanks to their two goals before the half-time interval.
Gerrard has had a very good start to his managerial career in the Premier League on the back of his appointment as the Aston Villa manager last month. He was the man appointed to replace Dean Smith who was sacked after a run of five consecutive Premier League defeats. Days after his sack, Smith was given another Premier League managerial job at Norwich City.
The run of two successive league wins was stopped by Manchester City thanks to the goals from Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva. The second City goal from Silva on 43 minutes is an early contender for the best goal this season. Villa pulled one back two minutes after restart through England international Watkins and they could have levelled proceedings in the 74th minute if not for the world class save from City goalkeeper EdersonMoraes to deny young Villa substitute Carny Chukwuemeka. In the end, City held on to hold on to their place as the second best team on the league table and one point off leaders Chelsea.