Substitute In their West Midlands derby at Villa Park, Danny Ings’ late equalizer gave Aston Villa a point and prevented Wolves from earning a significant Premier League victory.
After being set up by Tyrone Mings’ excellent pass, Ings ran behind the defense and hoisted the ball beyond Jose Sa to cancel away Daniel Podence’s lovely first-half goal.
The Portuguese attacker made sure the visitors capitalized on their deliberate start by slipping past Douglas Luiz and curling the opening goal past World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez in the 12th minute.
Golden Glove winner Martinez was called upon to stop Matheus Nunes at close range as the visitors continued to pose the larger danger in his first game since winning the World Cup with Argentina last month.
In the final 20 minutes, the home team finally got going, with Max Kilman clearing Ludwig Augustinsson’s shot off the line before Ings equalized.
However, despite their constant pressure, they were unable to force a late winner, and an emotional Leon Bailey had to be comforted by his teammates at the end of the game after he wasted a last-ditch opportunity by shooting wide from an angle after circling Sa.
Unai Emery, the manager of Villa, commented on Bailey’s chance while speaking to BBC Sport:
“It’s a huge chance. He was crying but it is good.”
“If he is crying it is because he was feeling, and to feel moments like that and to have the responsibility is good. I want to help them to take responsibility and do their best.”
Villa move up one spot to 11th as Wolves stay in the relegation spots, one point from safety.