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21 February 2021 - 14:30

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Aston Villa welcome Leicester City to Villa Park for this early afternoon kick-off, with both sides firmly in the hunt for European football next season.The Foxes can move up into second with another away win with Brendan Rodgers hoping to claim another away scalp after his side's impressive victory at Anfield last weekend.Villa, meanwhile, are seven points adrift of the top-four places but do have several games in hand to make up the points and get themselves back in contention for Champions League football come next season. Follow Sportsmail's Toby Miles for all the live coverage at Villa Park including all the build up to this Premier League encounter.  var opta_settings = { subscription_id: 'f6683d6c2dd388032b1279c82f955ab9', language: 'en_GB', load_when_visible: false, timezone: 'Europe/London', config_obj: { football: { image: { premium_background: 'https://www.dailymail.co.uk/static/mol-fe/static/misc/1x1transparent.png' } } } }; {"@context":"http://schema.org","@type":"LiveBlogPosting","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9278523/Aston-Villa-vs-Leicester-Premier-League-2020-21-Live-result.html","description":"Aston Villa welcome Leicester City to Villa Park for this early afternoon kick-off, with both sides firmly in the hunt for European football next season. 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Aston Villa 0-2 Leicester, Barnes, 22 mins 14:24 GOAL! Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester, Maddison, 18 mins That man again. What a season James Maddison is having. Gareth Southgate would be mad to ignore him...  Leicester come forward looking confident once more, as Barnes finds no way through on the edge. He taps the ball to Maddison beside him, and the Englishman bends the ball expertly into the bottom-corner.  A deserved early lead for the visitors.  14:23 16 mins - Villa's best chance A lovely move from the hosts, as Ollie Watkins plays El Ghazi to the byline with a lovely flick to send two Leicester players to the shops.  The winger crosses for Traore, who is blocked from tappin-in by a sliding Tielemans.  14:21 15 mins - Tielemans tries one Leicester are in control of the ball now, looking much more comfortable in possession and capable under pressure. Tielemans breaks through Villa's high press and tries lifting a ball over the top to Vardy, but Mings does well to out-muscle the striker.  14:17 10 mins - Barnes dangerous Leicester break through on the left with Harvey Barnes beating Elmohamady and burning away from the Villa defence. The winger bares down on Martinez but Mings can block, with the ball skipping across the box dangerously and out for a corner.  Moments later Pereira takes a shot which is again deflected. Foxes on top now.  14:16 8 mins - Midfield battle Both sides are pressing intensely and so far locking each other in midfield. Leicester looking slightly the better side so far but it's just early rumblings for now.  14:07 33 seconds - No messing from Leicester Villa have managed to allow a shot inside 35 seconds, despite taking kick-off. Leicester charge at them to press, picking the ball up before Maddison and Pereira combine.  The full-back, playing right-wing today, finds space for a curling shot but it's too weak and easy for Martinez.  14:05 KICK-OFF: Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City And we're off, Villa get us going in their claret, blue and white, Leicester chase them into their half kitted all in blue.  Both sides still taking the knee before kick-off too...  14:03 Here come the players... Out come the teams onto the Villa Park pitch, with Mings leading the hosts out in Jack Grealish's absence.  Big game this, expecting an exciting 90 minutes.  13:55 10 minutes to go... Only 10 minutes until kick-off at Villa Park, so here's a final reminder of the line-ups...  AVL: Martinez; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins.  LEI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Pereira, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.  13:54 Villa's final preparations 13:53 Foxes warm-up 13:40 Smith expecting fireworks Dean Smith revealed he's excited to see Villa and Leicester's English-based sides battle this afternoon, expecting some fierce on-field match-ups.  Dean Smith looks forward to battle of some of England's best Villa are looking to close the gap on the top six, while Leicester will climb second with victory if Manchester United drop points on Sunday against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Mail Online 13:38 Barnes' breakthrough Harvey Barnes has been one of the breakthrough stars of the season, adding eight goals and three assists to his dangerous dribbling to become a true threat to opposition defences. The winger starts this afternoon at Villa Park, and the hosts will be scrambling to keep him quiet.  Barnes on loan moves, the Euros and scoring as many as his dad EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY OLIVER HOLT: Leicester are third going into the game at Villa and Barnes is aware that if he maintains his current form, England selection will look after itself. Mail Online 13:34 Settling in 13:32 Smith plays it down Dean smith isn't quite ready to be compared to Leicester yet though, with the Foxes a little further along in their progression.  Villa can't be compared to 'top-four side' Leicester, insists Smith Aston Villa boss Dean Smith regards Leicester as a blueprint for what can be achieved at Villa Park. The two best Midlands clubs meet with Villa able to close the gap on the Foxes. Mail Online 13:31 A new rivalry emerges? Leicester and Aston Villa are really making Big Six sweat this season.  The Foxes lie third, level with second-placed Man United and looking good for a Champions League spot. Villa, meanwhile, would go fourth with victories in their three games-in-hand. With both clubs developing exciting English talent and hoping to establish themselves in the top six or eight, a new West Midlands rivalry could be born.  13:24 TEAM NEWS: Grealish gone No skipper, no talisman for Aston Villa today, with Jack Grealish not involved in the match-day squad at all after picking-up an injury. El Ghazi comes in hoping to fill big shoes today.  Matty Cash's absence will also be a blow at right-back, as Ahmed Elmohamady fills-in.  Leicester's changes are less significant after their stunning victory at Liverpool last time out, with Castagne and Luke Thomas coming in as full-backs, as Amartey is moved to the bench and Pereira replaces Albrighton on the right-wing.  13:15 TEAM NEWS: Rodgers' men LEI: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Pereira, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.  13:12 TEAM NEWS: Villa's XI AVL: Martinez; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins.  13:10 West Midlands madness? Good afternoon and welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of Leicester City's trip to Aston Villa in the Premier League.  Two of the Premier League's biggest overachievers this season will show up at Villa Park today, with both needing three points to keep pushing for European qualification.  Stay tuned right here for all the build-up and live match updates from TOBY MILES.  {"id":"9278523","channel":"/sport","pageUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9278523/Aston-Villa-vs-Leicester-Premier-League-2020-21-Live-result.html","status":"running","greenBox":{"body":""},"modifiedOrder":1} 0 0 if (!window.LiveCommentary) window.LiveCommentary = {}; window.LiveCommentary.commentaryConf = JSON.parse('{"publicNodeHost":"livecommentary.dailymail.co.uk/apps/livecommentary_public","websocketNodeHost":"https://livecomjoy.dailymail.co.uk/apps/livecommentary_public","startTime":1561043699,"appVersion":3,"frontEndHostOverride":"www.dailymail.co.uk","dmWebsiteOrigin":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk","pushMissingPostsOnReconnect":false}'); RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Leicester 'preparing £25m summer move for highly-rated... 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