Barkley, who is on loan at Villa from Chelsea, snatched the winner out of the blue at the King Power stadium with a stinging low shot from 25 metres. The result has left Aston Villa second on 12 points with a game in hand over leaders Everton who have 13. Third-placed Liverpool have 10 from five and Leicester in fourth are on nine after suffering their second successive home defeat.
Liverpool's star defender Virgil van Djik is set to undergo knee surgery after getting injured in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday (Oct 17). Van Dijk had hobbled off the field in the 11th minute against Everton after a wild challenge from keeper Jordan Pickford. This will come as a huge blow to EPL champions Liverpool's title defense - they have already looked dismal at the back in this new season.
Everton duo of Richarlison and Jordan Pickford have issued their apologies to Liverpool after their heavy tackles against them. Liverpool were held to a tense 2-2 derby draw by Everton where Virgil van Djik and Thiago Alcantara endured heavy tackles. Richarlison had tackled Thiago while keeper Pickford's wild challenge led to Virgil van Djik getting injured and hobbling off the field.
Defending champions Liverpool were held 2-2 in their derby clash against Everton on Saturday (Oct 17). Liverpool had scored a stoppage time winner thanks to Jordan Henderson's effort but it was denied by the VAR by the narrowest of margins. Everton, thus stay unbeaten this season and are on top of the table with 13 points.
EPL side Everton have announced the signing of Columbian midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on a two-year deal The 29-year-old rejoins Carlo Ancelotti at Everton after having played under the Italian manager at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich This is Everton's second major signing this summer following the arrival of defensive midfielder Allan from Napoli