Aston Villa welcomed Leicester City at Villa Park earlier today as they focused on collecting all three points in front of their home fans. The Villans made a sloppy start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the 14th minute when Harvey Barnes scored with a calm finish. However, Steven Gerrard’s men came up with a response just three minutes later as Ezri Konsa found the back of the net with a faint touch. Both sides fought tooth and nail and went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
It was Konsa who struck again for the West Midlands outfit in the 54th minute as he nodded the ball home from close range. The contest ended with the Villans securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory in the Midlands derby.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the match against the Foxes.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 7/10
The Argentine keeper made a few solid saves to restrict the Foxes to just one goal during the 90 minutes.
RB: Matty Cash – 8.5/10
Cash won the ball back a few times inside his half and cleared his lines when needed. He also caused a lot of problems for the opposition in the final third.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 8/10
The English centre-back scored a goal in each half which ensured maximum points for the Villans. He also made some important clearances at the back.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 6.5/10
Mings made plenty of clearances on the defensive end of the field and was strong in the air.
LB: Ashley Young – 7/10
He was solid at the back and had a couple of promising moments in the Leicester half.
CM: John McGinn – 8/10
The Scottish talent made some solid tackles and created a few decent chances in the attacking end of the field. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Marvelous Nakamba – 7/10
Nakamba anchored the midfield with a lot of conviction but engineered one key chance going forward.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 6.5/10
He worked hard to make life difficult for the Foxes at the centre of the park.
RW: Emiliano Buendia – 7/10
The Argentine winger made a few clever runs with the ball and ended the game with an assist to his name.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 6.5/10
The English striker produced a tireless shift in the final third but didn’t get too many chances to score.
LW: Jacob Ramsey – 6.5/10
Ramsey had a few lively moments in the opponent’s half and tried to be creative with the ball at his feet.
CM: Morgan Sanson – 6/10
He offered very little after coming off the bench.
CM: Carney Chukwuemeka – 6/10
Chukwuemeka had a couple of bright moments in the Foxes half.
CB: Axel Tuanzebe – N/A
He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.