Dean Smith’s reign was brought to an end after five successive defeats, the latest of which was at Southampton on Friday. He leaves with Villa 15th in the table.
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...