Aston Villa entertained Luton Town at Villa Park earlier today as they hoped to secure a win at home in the Premier League. The Villans made a positive start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 17th minute when John McGinn found the back of the net. The West Midlands club went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Moussa Diaby doubled Aston Villa’s advantage in the 49th minute. Tom Lockyer scored an unfortunate own goal just after the hour mark which put daylight between the two sides. Emiliano Martinez scored an unfortunate own goal as well in the 83rd minute as the Villans cruised to a 3-1 win in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player fared during the match against Luton Town.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 6/10
The Argentine keeper hardly had anything to do in the game but scored an unfortunate own goal late in the contest which ruined his hopes of a clean sheet.
RB: Matty Cash – 7/10
He was solid at the back and made two key chances in the opponent’s half.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 6.5/10
Konsa kept things solid when defending inside his half and was a good presence on the ball.
CB: Pau Torres – 7.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong on the defensive end of the field and was a threat going forward.
LB: Lucas Digne – 7/10
Digne performed his defensive duties well and managed to create a few inviting chances in the final third.
RM: John McGinn – 8/10
He made two driving runs with the ball and scored the opener in the 17th minute.
CM: Boubacar Kamara – 7/10
Kamara made one good chance in the opponent’s half and was accurate with his passing.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 7.5/10
Luiz anchored the midfield really well and made some meaningful chances in the final third. He ended the game with an assist to his name.
LM: Nicolo Zaniolo – 6.5/10
He was not shy of having a strike at goal but failed to take any of his chances.
ST: Moussa Diaby – 8/10
Diaby caused all sorts of chaos inside the Luton half and doubled his team’s advantage early in the second half.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 7/10
He was a real menace in the final third but failed to register a goal today.
RW: Leon Bailey – 6.5/10
He bagged an assist after coming on as a substitute.
CM: Youri Tielemans – 6/10
Tielemans added some energy to Aston Villa’s midfield.
CB: Diego Carlos – 6/10
He kept things solid at the back.
CM: Leander Dendoncker – N/A
RW: Bertrand Traore – N/A