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Watkins, McGinn And Digne Get 7.5 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Frustrating Draw Vs Crystal Palace

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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 Crystal Palace at Villa Park earlier today as they focused on securing all three points in front of their home supporters. The Villans made a strong start to the game but were held to a scoreless draw at the half-time break.

Ollie Watkins finally broke the deadlock for the home side in the 69th minute. However, Jeffrey Schlupp equalised for the Eagles just 12 minutes later with a good finish from close range as the contest concluded with Steven Gerrard’s men being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home.

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

GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6.5/10

The Argentine keeper made a few important saves but will be disappointed after conceding a late goal.

RB: Matty Cash – 6.5/10

Cash performed his defensive duties really well but lacked quality in the final third.

CB: Ezri Konsa – 7/10

He earned the ball back a couple of times but could last only 49 minutes.

CB: Tyrone Mings – 6/10

Mings made a handful of crucial clearances at the back and was tidy with his passing.

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa celebrates scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at Villa Park on May 15, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
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LB: Lucas Digne – 7.5/10

Digne performed his defensive duties well and made some decent chances from the left flank. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.

CM: Douglas Luiz – 6.5/10

The Brazilian talent struggled to get a foothold in the game at times and engineered a couple of decent chances in the final third.

CM: Marvelous Nakamba – 7/10

He got stuck in with some crunching tackles and made two good runs from midfield.

CM: John McGinn – 7.5/10

McGinn made a few solid challenges to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park. He was also a constant menace in the Palace half.

CAM: Philippe Coutinho – 7/10

The Brazilian playmaker tracked back to defend when needed and was a real threat in the final third.

ST: Ollie Watkins – 7.5/10

Watkins opened the goal-scoring in the 69th minute and caused a few problems for the opposition centre-backs.

ST: Danny Ings – 6/10

He had a few shot attempts but failed to hit the target.


CB: Calum Chambers – 6/10

He made a solid tackle at the back.

CM: Jacob Ramsey – 6.5/10

Ramsey made one key chance in the final third.

CAM: Emiliano Buendia – 6/10

He struggled to get into the rhythm of the contest.

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