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Douglas Luiz's Brace Propels Aston Villa to Victory Over Nottingham Forest

 Douglas Luiz's Brace Propels Aston Villa to Victory Over Nottingham Forest

Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa
Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa is challenged by Felipe of Nottingham Forest during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on February 24, 2024 in Birmingham, England(Image-Getty) 

Date: February 24, 2024

Aston Villa solidifies fourth place with a 4-2 triumph against Nottingham Forest, extending their lead over Tottenham Hotspur by five points.

 Match Summary:

- Villa's dominance was evident as they surged to a commanding 3-0 lead within 39 minutes, courtesy of goals from Ollie Watkins and a double by Douglas Luiz.

- Forest mounted a comeback with Moussa Niakhate and Morgan Gibbs-White finding the net, but Leon Bailey's strike ensured Villa's victory.

How the Match Unfolded:

- Watkins opened the scoring early, capitalizing on Bailey's brilliant run and assist.

- Luiz doubled Villa's advantage with a precise finish before heading in his second goal from John McGinn's delivery.

- Niakhate pulled one back for Forest just before halftime, setting the stage for a spirited second-half display.

- Despite Forest's resurgence with goals from Gibbs-White, Villa sealed the win with Bailey's decisive strike.

 Key Facts:

- Villa's home dominance continues with 17 wins in their last 20 Premier League games at Villa Park.

- Forest struggles away persist, winning only three of their last 32 away league matches since their return to the Premier League.

- Luiz's nine league goals this season have all come at Villa Park, highlighting his home form.

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