LONDON: Calum Chambers scored a stunning goal as Aston Villa condemned Leeds United to a sixth successive Premier League defeat.
Chambers curled home 17 minutes from time to cap a thoroughly satisfying evening for Villa – and a deeply dispiriting one for Leeds in manager Jesse Marsch’s first home match.
Villa took the lead after 22 minutes when Coutinho’s right-footed effort deflected off Pascal Struijk and wrong-footed Illan Meslier.
Leeds, who welcomed Patrick Bamford back from a three-month injury lay-off, improved after the break but it was ultimately in vain as Cash doubled Villa’s lead on 66 minutes and Chambers wrapped up the points with his first goal for the club.
Leeds’ 15th league defeat of the season leaves them 16th in the table, and having played more games than Everton and Burnley below them.
Steven Gerrard’s Villa, meanwhile, are ninth after a third consecutive win and clean sheet.
Wolves scored three times in the opening 21 minutes as they recorded their biggest top flight win since 2011 to keep Watford in the relegation zone.
Roy Hodgson’s Watford side knew a victory would take them level on points with fourth-bottom Everton.
But there was never a chance of that happening after a catastrophic start as Raul Jimenez turned home a 13th-minute opener from Hwang Hee-chan’s short pass before a Cucho Hernandez own goal and a first-time Daniel Podence effort.
Ruben Neves rounded off the scoring with a magnificent chip five minutes from time as Wolves equalled their biggest Premier League win, matching their thrashing of Blackpool 11 years ago.
Watford have now taken five points from eight games under Hodgson and, worryingly for them, have played more matches than the sides immediately above them and have a worse goal difference.
Wolves meanwhile can reflect on having scored three times in the first-half of Premier League game at Molineux for the first time since the April 2019 win against Arsenal. This was also the first time they had ever done a Premier League double over Watford.
The result also keeps Bruno Lage’s eighth-placed side in with a chance of securing a return to European football two seasons after reaching the Europa League quarter-finals.