Villa 3-0 Palace: Aston Villa hit three past Crystal Palace despite Mings red card

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Villa cruised to 3-0 win despite playing with a man down in the second half.

Aston Villa continued their impressive form in the Premier League after sinking Crystal Palace 3-0.

Palace were coming off a humiliating 7-0 defeat against Liverpool and their struggles were manifest once again at Villa Park.

Villans drew first blood after Bertrand Traore’s early strike, which turned out to be the only goal of the first half. The former Lyon man scored his second goal of the season, having already racked up two assists to his name.

On the downside, Villa were reduced to 10 men before half time when defender Tyrone Mings received the second yellow card for dragging down Crystal Palace striker Wilfred Zaha.

Nonetheless, Dean Smith’s men never felt as if they were a man down as they went on to hurt the Eagles more by scoring two goals in the second half. Kortney House scored a header to make it 2-0 before Dutch winger Anwar El Ghazi tripled the lead stunningly, with Ollie Watkins providing the assist.

Villans have now racked up three wins in their last four games following the defeat to West Ham United. They are currently sixth in the Premier League table and will push for the top four race.

Elsewhere, Roy Hodgson’s side have slumped of late albeit their impressive performances against Tottenham and West Brom prior. The defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s side looks to be having a sounding effect on them as they couldn’t take advantage of 10-men Villa side. The Londoners are currently 13th in the table.