Leon Bailey continues to grow his reputation as a man for the big occasion as his goal helped Aston Villa defeat Manchester United 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Bailey’s 7th-minute strike was the first for Villa under their new manager and four-time Europa League winner, Unai Emery. A free kick goal in the 11th minute from Lucas Digne and a 49th-minute goal from Jacob Ramsey sealed the points for Villa.
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The Reggae Boyz forward now has three league goals on the season and four in all competitions. He scored earlier this season against United’s arch-rivals and defending champions, Manchester City, in a 1-1 draw at Villa Park.
All of Bailey’s four Premier League goals for Villa since joining in the summer of 2021 have been a Villa Park.
After the match, Bailey was in a jubilant mood and danced the night away at a dinner date with his girlfriend, Stephanie Hope.