Agbonlahor is every Villa fan as ‘remarkable’ howler gifts Liverpool goal

    talkSPORT’s Gabby Agbonlahor summed up Aston Villa fans’ feelings after Emiliano Martinez’s bizarre own goal against Liverpool.

    Just a minute into a match that Villa needed to win to secure Champions League football, the visiting Reds took the lead in bizarre circumstances.


    Martinez was unable to keep hold of Elliott’s crossCredit: Sky Sports

    Harvey Elliott sent a cross into the area from the right and Martinez appeared to deal with the pressure but ended up knocking the ball into his own net.

    It sparked a nightmare start for Unai Emery’s side, with Villa fan Agbonlahor taking to X to say: “I feel sick.”

    Speaking on commentary for talkSPORT, Joe Shennan described the error as: “One of the most remarkable own-goals we’ve seen in the Premier League this season.”

    Fortunately for Villa, they soon equalised through a fine strike by Youri Tielemans.

    This sparked a more cheerful post from Agbonlahor as he said: “Was a short sickness bug! We’re back UTV!!!”

    However, Liverpool regained the lead midway through the first-half when Cody Gakpo tapped in from close-range.

    Villa had an excellent chance to equalise for the second time in the opening 45 minutes, but Diego Carlos missed a sitter.

    The centre-back somehow missed from two yards out with an open goal gaping as he failed to connect properly with a low cross from the right.

    He could only despair as it trickled into the back of the net


    He could only despair as it trickled into the back of the netCredit: Sky Sports
    talkSPORT's Agbonlahor was certainly not best pleased


    talkSPORT’s Agbonlahor was certainly not best pleasedCredit: X

    Jarell Quansah made it 3-1 to Liverpool at the start of the second-half with a towering header to punish the home side but John Duran sensationally made it 3-3 with two goals in quick succession during the final ten minutes.

    The draw sees Villa go five points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham, who face Manchester City and Sheffield United in their final two games.

    They couldn’t give seal the victory on the night but they have put themselves in a strong position to seal Champions League football away at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

    It could be confirmed as early as Tuesday night though if Spurs fail to beat City as the four-point would end their chances of a top four finish.

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