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Watkins Gets 7.5, Konsa With 5 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Defeat Vs West Ham United

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Aston Villa entertained West Ham United at Villa Park earlier this evening as they focused on bagging all three points from this home game in the Premier League. The Villans made a sloppy start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the seventh minute when Ben Johnson found the back of the net with a low strike for West Ham. However, the West Midlands side managed to equalise in the 34th minute courtesy of Ollie Watkins’ goal. Just four minutes later, Declan Rice restored West Ham’s lead by scoring with an excellent strike. Dean Smith’s men went into the half-time break 2-1 down on the scoreline.

Ezri Konsa received a red card just five minutes into the second half which made life even more difficult for the Villans. West Ham went on to add two more to their tally with a goal each from Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen. The match finished with the Villans suffering a disappointing 4-1 defeat at home.

Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the clash against the Hammers.

GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6/10

The Villans goalie made a few important saves at the back but still end up conceding four goals during the game.

RB: Matty Cash – 6/10

He produced a battling display at right-back and had a couple of lively moments in the final third.

CB: Ezri Konsa – 5/10

Konsa was given his marching orders by the referee just five minutes into the second half. He let his teammates down today.

CB: Kortney Hause – 6.5/10

The English defender cleared his lines when needed but will be disappointed after shipping in four goals this evening.

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LB: Matt Targett – 6.5/10

He performed his defensive duties well and engineered two good chances in the Hammers’ half.

CM: John McGinn – 6/10

McGinn was full of energy and made a few solid tackles during the game. However, he offered very little in the final third.

CM: Marvelous Nakamba – 6/10

He tried to protect his backline to the best of his abilities. He failed to influence the game in the final third.

CM: Jacob Ramsey – 6/10

He lasted for only 14 minutes before he had to go off with an injury.

RW: Emiliano Buendia – 7/10

Buendia picked up an assist for setting up Watkins’ goal in the first half. He also made two encouraging runs with the ball going forward.

ST: Ollie Watkins – 7.5/10

The English striker scored Villa’s only goal of the game in the 34th minute. However, he didn’t get too many sniffs at goal in the second half.

LW: Leon Bailey – 7/10

He worked hard to track back and defend inside his half. However, he couldn’t finish off any of the chances he got.

Substitutes:

CM: Ashley Young – 6.5/10

Young had a couple of bright moments in the game.

CB: Tyronne Mings – 6/10

He couldn’t do much to stop the Hammers onslaught in the second half.

LW: Anwar El Ghazi – 6/10

El Ghazi offered very little in the final third.

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