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Douglas Luiz stars in Aston Villa’s 4-2 win over Nottingham Forest

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Aston Villa showcased an impressive attacking prowess at Villa Park, securing a comprehensive victory against Nottingham Forest, with Douglas Luiz’s standout performance contributing to the team’s success. The match kicked off with Ollie Watkins netting his 14th Premier League goal of the season in the fourth minute, capitalizing on a brilliant play down the right by Leon Bailey.

Douglas Luiz played a pivotal role in Villa’s dominance, scoring twice within a span of 10 minutes. His first goal came in the 29th minute when he skillfully slotted home a precision cut-back from Jacob Ramsey. Luiz extended the lead by heading in John McGinn’s right-wing cross.

In first-half stoppage-time, Moussa Niakhate notched his maiden goal for Nottingham Forest, chesting the ball into the net. However, Villa maintained control, and shortly after the break, Morgan Gibbs-White delicately chipped the ball over the advancing Emi Martinez.

The victory was sealed by Leon Bailey, who tapped into an empty net after Watkins’ initial attempt was saved. With this result, fourth-placed Villa now enjoys a five-point lead over Tottenham, who are not in action this weekend, and an eight-point gap ahead of sixth-placed Manchester United, who suffered a 1-2 defeat against Fulham at Old Trafford.