In the latest round of English Premier League matches, Aston Villa's five-match winning streak was finally broken as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford.
The game started off in a lively fashion, with both teams creating chances in the opening minutes. However, it was Brentford who struck first blood, with a stunning strike from Shandon Baptiste in the 13th minute. The midfielder picked up the ball just outside the box before unleashing a powerful shot that sailed past Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez and into the back of the net.
Despite going behind, Villa continued to push forward and created several good opportunities to equalize. Their persistence paid off in the 70th minute when defender Ezri Konsa rose highest to head home a cross from Matt Targett.
The game looked set to end in a draw until Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz was fouled in the box in injury time. Brazilian defender Douglas Luiz stepped up to take the resulting penalty and calmly slotted it past Brentford keeper David Raya to give Villa the lead.
However, Brentford refused to give up and continued to push for an equalizer. Their efforts were finally rewarded in the dying minutes of the game when Christian Norgaard nodded in a cross from Mads Roerslev to level the scores.
The draw means that Villa's five-match winning streak in the Premier League comes to an end. Despite dropping two points, they remain in fourth place in the table, while Brentford move up to sixth.
Overall, it was an entertaining and hard-fought game between two evenly matched teams. Both sides will be looking to build on this result as they continue their Premier League campaigns.