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Watkins Gets 7, Olsen With 5 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Poor Loss 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 faced off against Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier tonight as they hoped to cause an upset on the road in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Villans were solid in the first 45 minutes and managed to get into the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

Ollie Watkins opened the goal-scoring for the West Midlands club in the 48th minute which was canceled out by Anthony Martial just a minute later. The Villans led again in the 61st minute when Diogo Dalot scored an unfortunate own goal. However, from there on, Man United took over and scored three more times with the help of a goal each from Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay respectively. The contest ended with Unai Emery’s men suffering a poor 4-2 defeat away from home.

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

GK: Robin Olsen – 5/10

He made some important saves at the back but won’t be happy after shipping in four goals tonight.

RB: Ashley Young – 6.5/10

Young tried his best to keep things solid at the back and made one good run with the ball.

CB: Ezri Konsa – 6/10

He made one crucial clearance during his time on the field and was replaced in the 58th minute.

CB: Calum Chambers – 5.5/10

Chambers cleared his lines when needed but produced an underwhelming display on the defensive end of the field.

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LB: Ludwig Augustinsson – 5.5/10

He made a couple of crucial defensive contributions but struggled to get into the rhythm of the game.

RM: Jacob Ramsey – 7/10

Ramsey got stuck in with some solid tackles and was lively on the ball. He ended the game with an assist to his name.

CM: Douglas Luiz – 6/10

The Brazilian talent tried his best to protect his backline but offered very little in the final third.

CM: Boubacar Kamara – 6/10

He anchored the midfield well at times and made one good chance in the opponent’s half.

LM: John McGinn – 6.5/10

The Scottish talent did his fair share of defending and made a couple of energetic runs with the ball.

ST: Danny Ings – 6/10

Ings struggled to threaten the Man United goal and produced a lackluster display tonight.

ST: Ollie Watkins – 7/10

The English striker had a few bright moments in the game and did well to get his name on the scoresheet in the 48th minute.


LW: Emiliano Buendia – 6/10

He struggled to get into the flow of the game.

RW: Leon Bailey – 6/10

Bailey had some bright moments after coming off the bench.

CB: Tyronne Mings – 6/10

He failed to keep things solid at the back.

RB: Matty Cash – 6/10

His impact on the game was minimal.

LB: Lucas Digne – 6/10

The Frenchman made one solid tackle at the back.

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