Aston Villa striker Leon Bailey was in tears after he failed to score.
Villa drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 19th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Villa Park in Birmingham, England on the 5th at 5 am (Korean time). As a result, Villa is in 11th place in the league with 22 points, and Wolverhampton is in 19th place in the league with 14 points.
Both teams operated at 100% power. The home team Villa started with Watkins, Bailey, Buendia, Lewis, Dinho, Mings, Konsa, Cathy and Martinez. Wolverhampton also scrambled Podense, Costa, Hwang Hee-chan, Moutinho, Neves, Nunes, and Sa.
The opening goal belonged to Wolverhampton. Wolves shook the net in the 12th minute of the first half with a left-footed shot after Podense, who received a cutback from Moutinho, overcame the defense. Even after that, Wolverhampton launched a flank attack centered on Hwang Hee-chan and Podense, aiming for Villa’s goal. 안전놀이터
Villa’s attack centered on Bailey. On this day, Bailey, who formed a two-top team with Watkins, was mainly located on the right side and attacked the space between the opponent’s center bag and full bag. However, his chances to score early in the first half were nil. He took a free kick from just outside the penalty box midway through the first half, but was unable to score. Even at the end of the first half, the opponent’s cooperative defense prevented them from creating a chance to do this.
Villa drove in the second half. Coutinho and Ings were put in to change the attack. In the end, Villa balanced the score. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Ings calmly caught the ball that Minx connected at once from the rear, and scored an equalizer with a shot.
Villa also had an extra goal opportunity. In the second half of extra time, Ings stabbed a pass from below the half line and Bailey caught it. Bailey passed the goalkeeper and shot into an empty goal, but failed to control the zero and hit the side net. In the end, the match ended 1-1.
Bailey felt very sad when he failed to score. Bailey lay on the field in tears as the final whistle blew. Ings approached and comforted her, but Bailey’s tears did not stop.
Bailey even wrote an apology. “I’m really sorry to the fans. I’m being criticized for not getting the three points. I’m very disappointed with myself. I won’t be able to sleep tonight, but I’ll try to keep my head up. Thank you for your great support.”