Leon Bailey made quite the impact on the weekend in Aston Villa’s win over Everton.
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The Jamaican swung in a dangerous corner which was eventually flicked home by Toffees defender Lucas Digne. However, despite his cross seemingly heading for goal prior to Digne’s touch, Bailey wasn’t awarded the goal or even an assist for his efforts.
The Premier League has cited one assist and one goal for Bailey in his three Villa appearances. That assist came against Watford on the opening day and the goal was the one to put Villa 3-0 up against Everton.
Villa fans react
Aston Villa Statto shared the update regarding Bailey via Twitter on Monday morning, labelling it ‘baffling’ why Bailey was not credited with an assist.
Here is what these Villa supporters had to say in reply, with many left confused as to why Bailey wasn’t handed a goal or an assist.
“I don’t understand that either. For some reason they don’t award assist for own goals or penalties.”
“Was curling in so not sure why he can’t claim the goal tbh”
“I assumed he’d be given the goal as it was on target”
“I thought it’s only an own goal if it wasn’t on target, if nobody got to that it was going in anyway so why was it own goal?”
“It should be his goal tbh”
“I thought it was going in anyway, so I expected it to be given as a goal myself.”
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