Aston Villa entertained Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park earlier tonight as they focused on securing a win at home. The Villans made a poor start to the game as they shipped in the opening goal in the 12th minute when Daniel Podence got his name on the scoresheet. Unai Emery’s men struggled to mount a comeback and went into the half-time interval 1-0 down on the scoreline.
However, the Villans showed some fight in the second half and got themselves back in the game when Danny Ings scored the equaliser in the 78th minute. The contest ended with Aston Villa being held to a 1-1 draw in the Midlands derby.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the match against Wolves.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6.5/10
The Argentine keeper made a couple of decent saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet tonight.
RB: Ashley Young – 6/10
He made one important clearance at the back but got replaced at half-time.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 6.5/10
Konsa was a solid presence when defending inside his half and made one encouraging run with the ball.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 7.5/10
He earned the ball back twice and made a lot of crucial clearances at the back. Mings picked up an assist for setting up Ings’ equaliser as well.
LB: Lucas Digne – 6/10
The French sensation made a couple of crucial defensive contributions and got replaced in the 66th minute.
RM: Matty Cash – 7/10
Cash performed his defensive duties well and had one good bright moment in the final third.
CM: Boubacar Kamara – 6/10
He struggled to get a foothold in the game and did well to last the whole 90 minutes.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 6/10
The Brazilian midfield ace had some lively moments during the game but lacked quality in the opponent’s half.
LM: Emiliano Buendia – 6.5/10
He helped his teammates out at the back and made one great run with the ball.
ST: Leon Bailey – 7/10
Bailey was a constant menace in the final third but failed to get his name on the scoresheet.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 6/10
He made a few essential clearances at the back but failed to threaten the Wolves’ goal.
LM: Philippe Coutinho – 6/10
Coutinho got stuck in with a couple of solid tackles.
CM: Leander Dendoncker – 6.5/10
He made some decent openings in the final third.
LB: Ludwig Augustinsson – 6.5/10
Augustinsson was solid at the back and was a threat going forward as well.
ST: Danny Ings – 7.5/10
Ings made an instant impact off the bench and scored the all-important equaliser for Aston Villa in the derby.