Erling Haaland got his 10th goal in six games after Manchester City held to a 1-1 score draw with Aston Villa as defending champions drop more points in the Premier League encounter at Villa Park on Saturday night.
The league’s top goalscorer put Pep Guardiola ahead five into the second half when he was in the right place at the back post to volley in Kevin de Bruyne’s superb cross.
Haaland had another two efforts saved by Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez and De Bruyne also hit the crossbar with a 22-yard free-kick.
Manchester City paid dearly for those missed chances as Leon Bailey struck a sweet first-time shot into the top corner from Jacob Ramsey’s square pass to make it 1-1 in the 74th minute.
Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho had thought he notched the winning goal for Steven Gerard’s side after finding the back of the net before it was ruled out for offside.
Manchester City missed out on the chance to go top of the Premier League table with Arsenal battling Manchester United on Sunday but instead are second, one point behind the Gunners.