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Ramsey And Buendia Get 8 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Impressive Draw Vs Manchester 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 Manchester United at Villa Park earlier this evening as they hoped to secure a result at home. The Villans made a poor start to the game as they shipped in the opening goal in the sixth minute when Bruno Fernandes scored after a mistake from Emiliano Martinez. The West Midlands outfit failed to come up with a response and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

Fernandes managed to double Man United’s lead in the 67th minute with a powerful finish. However, the Villans refused to give up without a fight and got themselves level via a goal each from Jacob Ramsey and Philippe Coutinho. The match finished with Steven Gerrard’s men earning a 2-2 draw in front of their home supporters.

Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the match against the Red Devils.

GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6/10

The Argentine custodian made a terrible error to gift Man United the opening goal. However, he recovered well and produced a solid display in the second half.

RB: Matty Cash – 7/10

Cash didn’t put a foot wrong in the game when defending inside his half. He also made two promising runs with the ball down the right flank.

CB: Ezri Konsa – 6/10

He found life difficult in the first half and got replaced at half-time.

CB: Tyrone Mings – 6.5/10

Mings was good on the ball and even made some crucial defensive contributions.

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Aston Villa’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Manchester Utd at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 15, 2022. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)
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LB: Lucas Digne – 7/10

The French full-back tracked back to defend his penalty area when required and made several encouraging plays with the ball in the opposition half.

CM: Morgan Sanson – 5.5/10

He earned possession back a few times but gave away the ball which led to Fernandes’ second goal.

CM: Douglas Luiz – 7/10

The Brazilian sensation anchored the midfield with conviction and engineered a couple of decent chances in the final third.

CM: Jacob Ramsey – 8/10

Ramsey caused all kinds of headaches for the Man United defenders and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.

RW: Ollie Watkins – 7/10

He was not shy of having a strike on-target but failed to threaten the Man United goal.

ST: Danny Ings – 6/10

Ings struggled to get into the game and got substituted in the 75th minute.

LW: Emiliano Buendia – 8/10

He worked hard defensively and set up a string of dangerous opportunities for his teammates to score.

Substitutes:

CB: Kortney Hause – 6/10

He didn’t do much wrong in the game.

LW: Philippe Coutinho – 7/10

Coutinho kept his cool to score the all-important equaliser for the Villans in the 81st minute.

CM: Carney Chukwuemeka – 6/10

He offered very little after coming off the bench.

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