Aston Villa welcomed Fulham at Villa Park earlier tonight as they hoped to secure all three points in front of their home supporters. The Villans made a solid start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 21st-minute courtesy of Tyrone Mings’ effort. The West Midlands club went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Unai Emery’s men defended their narrow advantage well in the second 45 minutes and earned a narrow 1-0 win at home.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player performed during the clash against the Cottagers.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6.5/10
The Argentine keeper didn’t have a save to make in the game and secured an easy clean sheet at Villa Park.
RB: Ashley Young – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments in the game and was replaced in the 84th minute.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 7/10
Konsa made a lot of crucial clearances on the defensive end of the field.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 7.5/10
He gave a good account of himself when defending inside his half and scored the only goal of the contest in the 21st minute.
LB: Alex Moreno – 7/10
The Spaniard caught the eye at times at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Leander Dendoncker – 6.5/10
He anchored the midfield relatively well but offered very little going forward.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 7.5/10
Luiz offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and was lively in the final third.
RW: John McGinn – 8/10
He caused a lot of problems for the opposition defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CAM: Emiliano Buendia – 6.5/10
Buendia had a few bright moments in the game but lacked quality on the ball.
LW: Jacob Ramsey – 7/10
He caused a few headaches for his marker but there was no goal for him tonight.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 7/10
The English forward was a constant menace in the Fulham half but failed to find the back of the net.
RW: Bertrand Traore – 6/10
Traore didn’t offer much after coming on as a substitute.
LB: Lucas Digne – 6/10
The Frenchman struggled to get into the rhythm of the game.
CB: Calum Chambers – N/A
He came on for the final few minutes of the match.