After overcoming Man City 1-0 three days ago, Aston Villa continued with their impressive form as the team defeated Arsenal 1-0 in Saturday’s Premier League game.
The Gunners, who were hoping to extend their lead at the top of the league table, were stunned as John McGinn netted in the seventh minute to the delight of the home supporters.
However, Arsenal had a late Kai Havertz effort ruled out for handball by referee Jarred Gillett, with the video assistant referee upholding the call after a lengthy review.
Despite Arsenal pressure, Villa held on to back up their statement victory over champions Manchester City on Wednesday and record a club record 15th straight home league victory.
Defeat will be a blow for title-chasing Arsenal, whose run of six straight wins in all competitions came to an end.
Villa defended with discipline and intensity, ultimately benefitting from a late VAR call to stay third, one point off Arsenal in second place, and win their opening eight home matches in a top-flight season for the first time since 1932-33.
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