Villa’s dip in form has increased the pressure on Smith, who is facing one of the defining games of his three-year reign as manager. Smith’s position will look precarious if he cannot arrest the slide.
The top three in the Premier League all won on Wednesday evening as Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool all battle it out for the title.
Bernardo Silva’s exquisite volley inspired Manchester City to a battling 2-1 win at Aston Villa. The forward’s brilliant strike proved the difference as City were made to fight for a fourth...