Aston Villa faced off against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result on their travels in the Premier League. The Villans made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the fifth minute when Ola Aina found the back of the net. Unai Emery’s men failed to make a comeback and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
The West Midlands club conceded their second goal in the 47th minute when Orel Mangala got his name on the scoresheet. The Villans ended up crashing to a lackluster 2-0 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Aston Villa player fared during the clash against Nottingham Forest.
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 5/10
The Argentine keeper made one good save in the game but conceded two poor goals tonight. He should have done better to prevent Mangala’s goal.
RB: Matty Cash – 6.5/10
He earned the ball back once and made one good chance going forward.
CB: Ezri Konsa – 6.5/10
Konsa made a couple of crucial interceptions at the back and was good on the ball.
CB: Pau Torres – 6/10
The Spaniard made some last-gasp clearances but it wasn’t enough today.
LB: Lucas Digne – 7.5/10
Digne was a positive influence at both ends of the pitch. He managed to create some decent openings for his teammates from the left flank.
RM: John McGinn – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments in the final third and was accurate with his passing.
CM: Boubacar Kamara – 6.5/10
Kamara anchored the midfield relatively well and made one decent chance in the Nottingham half.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 6.5/10
Luiz controlled the flow of the game well but offered very little in the final third.
LM: Nicolo Zaniolo – 6/10
The Italian caught the eye at times but failed to threaten the opponent’s goal.
ST: Moussa Diaby – 6.5/10
Diaby caused a few headaches for the opposition defenders but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 6/10
He squandered a couple of inviting chances in the final third.
RW: Leon Bailey – 6/10
Bailey added some pace to Emery’s attack.
CM: Youri Tielemans – 6/10
He made one positive run with the ball.
CB: Diego Carlos – 6/10
Carlos kept things solid inside his half.
CM: Leander Dendoncker – N/A