Saturday afternoon’s battle against recent bogey side Brentford ended with a pretty fair share of the spoils for Aston Villa.
Having originally fallen behind in the seventh minute to an Ivan Toney effort, a great bit of play from Danny Ings saw him line up Emi Buendia, and with a tidy finish we had the leveller six minutes later and Emi notched up his first goal for the club.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 28, 2021
That was where the scoring ended and it was a tale of two halves again, and although they had a goal ruled out, we tested their keeper far more than Martinez was.
Understandably plenty of fans weren’t pleased with the second half showing, but our preparation for the game was again massively affected, so that’s leeway enough for many others – particularly with a few small signs of people starting to settle in and find their feet now.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 29, 2021
With it being a poorer performance, statistics website Whoscored didn’t give us fantastic ratings, but I think few will disagree with the fact that their star man award went to Emi Buendia, giving him Man of the Match.
More to come from the 24-year-old as well.
Danny Ings took second place with a score of 7.03 and completing the top five on the day were Anwar El Ghazi (6.91), Axel Tuanzebe (6.85) and Matty Cash (6.82).
Regroup and improve on the training pitch and then onto Chelsea.