Aston Villa dent West Bromwich Albion's chances of survival in Premier League after 2-2 draw

A late equalizer from Keinan Davis has given a blow to West Brom’s hopes of survival with five games remaining.

Keinan Davis scored a late equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion; Credit: Twitter/@AVFCOfficial

West Bromwich Albion’s hopes of avoiding relegation in the Premier League was dealt a blow after a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on Sunday. Both the teams scored off a penalty in the first half. Two minutes after the restart,  West Brom got their noses in front courtesy of a Tyrone Mings own goal. Keinan Davis equalized late in the injury time to deny West Brom a much-needed three points. Aston Villa scored the first goal of the match courtesy of a ninth-minute penalty by Anwar El Ghazi.

In response to the goal Pereira’s free-kick narrowly went over the crossbar. Aston Villa conceded a soft penalty after Ezri Konsa made a silly soft foul on Maitland-Niles inside the box. Matheus Pereira hammered in the spot kick with his left foot to make the score 1-1.

Two minutes before the half-time Pereira’s free-kick bounced back off the post.

West Brom doomed

West Brom got the lead in the 47th minute. Aston Villa defender Konsa slipped while attempting to control a deep clearance by West Brom goalkeeper Johnstone. West Brom striker Mbaye Diagne fired in a goal bound shot, which deflected off Tyrone Mings and went in.

Few minutes later, Aston Villa goalkeeper somehow prevented an own goal by Konsa. Konsa’s header from a West Brom corner got tipped over the crossbar by the Argentine keeper.

Substitute Keinan Davis struck the outside of the post with a shot from inside the box in the 84th minute.  Davis got the equalizer in the injury time. Davis pounced on a cross from behind the defender Bartley to put the ball inside the net.  

West Bromwich Albion are second from the bottom of the points table with 25 points from 33 games. They need nine points with five games left to play to avoid relegation. Sam Allardyce’s side will next play 12th placed Wolverhampton Wanderers on May 3rd.

Aston Villa are 11th in the points table with 45 points from 32 games.

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