Aston Villa cap off pre-season with victory over RB Leipzig

Aston Villa held on to their 100 per cent record in pre-season, capping off their preparations for the Premier League with a 3-1 win away at RB Leipzig.

Dean Smith
Dean Smith

Conor Hourihane netted two free kicks either side of a Yussuf Poulsen equaliser, whilst John McGinn ensured Villa left Germany with a victory.

There were impressive displays across the pitch for Dean Smith's side, with new signing Tom Heaton standing out in particular with a number of fine saves following his move to B6 this week.

Villa's opener came courtesy of Hourihane, striking with a trademark free-kick from 20 yards out following a foul on Jack Grealish.

The hosts did level in fortuitous fashion after Poulsen pounced, but Villa saw out proceedings with another Hourihane set-piece strike before McGinn finished things off late on with a tidy finish off the post.

Villa will now prepare for their Premier League opener on Saturday - where they travel to Spurs in the evening kick-off.

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