Aston Villa faced off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium earlier today as they focused on securing a win away from home. Both teams fought tooth and nail in the first 45 minutes but struggled to make the decisive breakthrough as the Villans went into the half-time interval with a goalless scoreline.
The visitors kept a solid shape in the second half and managed to grind out a scoreless draw on the road.
Let’s take a look at how Aston Villa performed during the match against the Foxes.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 7/10
The Argentine keeper made a couple of important saves at the back and secured a well-deserved clean sheet in the Midlands derby.
RB: Matty Cash – 6.5/10
Cash performed his defensive duties well but offered very little in the Leicester half.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 7/10
He made a couple of solid tackles and was not shy of clearing the danger when needed.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 7/10
Mings made a few crucial clearances inside his half and did enough work defensively to keep a clean sheet during the 90 minutes.
LB: Ashley Young – 7/10
Young didn’t put a foot wrong when defending inside his half and had a lively game in the final third.
CM: John McGinn – 7/10
He worked hard to anchor the Aston Villa midfield and caused a few problems for the opposition defenders.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 6.5/10
The Brazilian protected his backline well and made one key chance in the final third.
CM: Jacob Ramsey – 6/10
Ramsey struggled to get a foothold in the game and did well to last 93 minutes.
RAM: Leon Bailey – 6/10
He showed a few glimpses of what he is capable of but failed to find the back of the net.
LAM: Philippe Coutinho – 6.5/10
Coutinho made a couple of decent chances in the Leicester half but didn’t get a sniff at goal.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 7/10
The English attacker was a real threat in front of the opposition goal but struggled to finish off his chances.
CM: Tim Iroegbunam – 6/10
He added some energy to Aston Villa’s midfield.
CAM: Emiliano Buendia – 6.5/10
Buendia had some bright moments after coming off the bench.
CM: Marvelous Nakamba – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.