Ross Barkley’s goal in added time saw Aston Villa win 1-0 against Leicester on Sunday night.
The Chelsea midfielder scored his second goal in as many games for his new loan club when he netted a 25-yard effort in the first minute of stoppage time.
The result kept Aston Villa’s start to the Premier League season 100% with four wins in four matches.
Dean Smith’s side are second in the table, just one point behind Everton with a game in hand.
Villa won their first four league games of a season for the first time since the 1930-1931 campaign.
Meanwhile, they are back-to-back defeats for Leicester, who suffered a 3-0 home loss to West Ham ahead of the international break.
This time, however, the Foxes were without Jamie Vardy, who has scored five goals this season, due to a calf injury.
The telepathy that Jack Grealish and Barkley seemed to have had in that match was on a different wavelength in the first half, which brought teenage debutant Wesley Fofana through the match.
The 19-year-old Leicester center-back, who arrived at £ 30million from Saint-Etienne on deadline day, seamlessly squeezed into the final four in the absence of missing Caglar Soyuncu following an injury to an abductor, relieving himself of some challenges at first. and growing in stature.
The fact that Ollie Watkins, Villa’s hat-trick hero against Liverpool, barely had a kick, let alone a chance, suggested that Fofana had done a pretty good job.
Foxes right-back Timothy Castagne made the best of three shots on target in the first 45 minutes, all by the hosts, forcing Emiliano Martinez to concede a corner at his near post.
Villa’s best opportunity went to Trezeguet on the rare occasion where Grealish found space on the left but pulled wide under pressure.
And it wasn’t because the level of defense was so good, with Villa’s Matty Cash booked after resorting to lowering Harvey Barnes’ shorts to keep the Leicester midfielder from moving away from him.
The game was littered with gross fouls – 36 in total – and the fact that there were only two more shots than the reservations spoke volumes about the rambling nature of the game.
Little progress after the break with Ezri Konsa heading widely in a Grealish corner when he should have done better and Youri Tielemans twice testing Emiliano Martinez from a distance, once with a low deflected shot and the other a free kick .
The introduction of James Maddison, returning from a calf injury, failed to lift the Foxes, who then turned to Islam Slimani for his first appearance for the club in 1,006 days.
Villa eventually registered a shot on target in the 69th minute with Douglas Luiz hitting his effort straight on Kasper Schmeichel from afar, but it was their last in the first minute of Barkley’s extra time that made all the difference.