With Philippe Coutinho and Diego Carlos in the starting lineup, Aston Villa lost to Bournemouth away from home this Saturday, 2-0, in their debut in the 2022/23 Premier League. Colombian Lerma and Welshman Moore scored the winning goals for the home team.
Lerma opened the scoring in the second minute of play. He took advantage of the rebound inside the area after a corner kick from the right and finished with the left-handed. In the second half, in the 35th minute, Moore headed well after Kelly’s cross from the right: 2-0.
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Philippe Coutinho in action in Aston Villa’s loss to Bournemouth — Photo: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters
Former Sevilla defender Diego Carlos made his official debut for Aston Villa. Coutinho was also a starter in Steven Gerrard’s team and played until the 36th of the second stage. He left the field with a submission and was replaced by midfielder Douglas Luiz.
Bournemouth, in turn, should have a Brazilian soon: Barcelona’s goalkeeper Neto is close to being announced by the club.
Also this Saturday, Newcastle and Leeds United debuted with victory. The Magpies hosted Nottingham Forest at St. James Park and won 2-0, with goals from Fabian Schär and Callum Wilson, the latter assisted by Brazilian Joelinton. Bruno Guimarães was the starter in the match.
Now without Raphinha, Leeds received Wolverhampton and won 2-1 with goals from the Spanish-Brazilian Rodrigo and Nouri, against. Podence scored for Wolves.
Callum Wilson celebrates Newcastle’s goal against Nottingham Forest after a pass by Brazilian Joelinton (Photo: Russell Cheyne/Reuters)