While it’s a coup for Villa, it’s also a welcome relief for Ryan, the last Australian still playing in the Premier League after Aaron Mooy’s move to China. Reports in the UK last week claimed Brighton had entered the race to sign Martinez, a move that would have left Ryan out of the cold. The Australian has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best keepers but he came in for some criticism after an error-riddled performance in a season-opening 3-1 loss to Chelsea.
Leicester City moved in behind Manchester United at the head of the standings with a 2-0 success over Southampton.
Two of the English top-flight's five best players will do battle when Liverpool meet Manchester United at Anfield.