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August 26th, 2017

Bristol City vs Aston Villa: How the players rated

Follow us on Twitter @claretandview // Words by Regan Foy (@FindFoy)

Aston Villa clinched their second 1-1 draw this season away from home at Bristol City on a humid Friday night. Whilst it wasn’t the sides best performance, they didn’t look quite as sharp as the side we saw beat Norwich 4-2 last weekend. Here’s how the players rated:

Sam Johnstone – 7

Another sharp display in goal for Villa. Couldn’t do anything to stop the goal.

John Terry – 5

Made a mistake which ultimately lead to the goal, but was versatile in the defence and communicated well.

James Chester – 6 

Was versatile in where he was positioned. Cleared danger regularly. Looked a little frustrated at times.

Chris Samba – 5 

Slow and sluggish and teams use this against us. They attack against him and he has to use his strength and size rather than any pace to stop them.

Ahmed Elmohamady – 6

Showed his pedigree in both attack and defence and played a number of decent crosses. Looked shaky at times.

Neil Taylor – 6

Showed why the club made the decision to move Amavi on. Made key tackles, blocks and passes and was up and down the pitch throughout.

Glenn Whelan – 6 

Supported the back line well, but took some time to get into a rhythm in the game.

Conor Hourihane – 6

Couldn’t add to his tally but did have a few chances. Played more defensively, evidently do to Villa’s poor away form.

Josh Onomah – 7

Looked great on the ball and scored his first goal for Villa, albeit with a deflected effort. Clattered by Nathan Baker at one point but carried on with a bounce in his stride.

Andre Green – 6

Looked poor for much of the game and probably should have been substituted earlier, but was at least lively.

Keinan Davis – 6 

Another impressive display from the youngster, but grew into the game rather than jumping in head first.



 

James Bree – 6

Birkir Bjarnason – 6

Scott Hogan – 6

 

 

 

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