Tete sparks Leicester comeback for victory at Aston Villa

Tete sparks Leicester comeback for victory at Aston Villa

Brazilian winger Tete marked a sparkling debut with a goal as Leicester City edged away from the foot of the Premier League with an excellent win at Villa Park.

Brendan Rodgers' side were 2-1 down in the first half but rallied to claim three vital points and stem Aston Villa's fine start to life under Unai Emery.

Ollie Watkins steered the home side ahead after Emiliano Buendia hit the crossbar, only for fit-again James Maddison to immediately level.

Watkins then drove a shot in off another new Foxes signing, Harry Souttar, but Kelechi Iheanacho equalised again with a header before Tete rounded Emiliano Martinez to put Leicester ahead at the break.

Philippe Coutinho saw a goal ruled out for offside as Emery's side piled on the pressure in the second half, but Rodgers saw his team seal the much-needed points when substitute Dennis Praet ran through to score.

Tete, a short-term signing from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, impressed throughout and may prove the spark the Foxes need to avoid a scrap against relegation.