Tom Hanks endures soccer's highs and lows as Aston Villa succumbs to Arsenal in six goal thriller

    Actor Tom Hanks visited Birmingham to watch Aston Villa.

    (CNN)Watching soccer seems to be becoming a favorite pasttime for Hollywood stars.

    Last week, Will Ferrell was spotted at Wrexham, before watching Manchester City and then Liverpool. This week, it was Tom Hanks who experienced the joyful highs and agonizing lows of being a soccer fan.
    A long-time Aston Villa fan, Hanks was spotted at Villa Park where he was treated to a classic English Premier League game as his side succumbed to a last-minute 4-2 defeat against title contender Arsenal in a six-goal thriller.
      Ollie Watkins gave Villa an early lead, rifling in a superb goal after only five minutes to the delight and disbelief of the home crowd.
        Hanks, who had met the team before kickoff, joined in the delirious celebrations, open-mouthed in shock, before he visibly shouted, "Oh my," and turned to hug the person next to him.
        Arsenal equalized 10 minutes later, as Bukayo Saka's powerful strike from just inside the box sailed straight past Villa's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emi Martinez.
        Bukayo Saka equalized for Arsenal in the 10th minute.