After a disappointing first defeat to Manchester City for Steven Gerrard given our second half showing, whilst the first half wasn’t perfect against Leicester City, there are again absolutely massive positives we can take following the half time break.
Securing a 2-1 victory over Brendan Rodgers side following a brace from Ollie Watkins, Villa were definitely made to work for it.
Not by Leicester themselves, the biggest battle we faced was the totally incompetent Michael Oliver and the clowns at Stockley Park on VAR – the game should’ve finished in the region of 6-2 and been a Premier League cracker, instead, 2-1 simply shows everything that is wrong with the current game where attempts to make things clearer (ha!) have simply resulted in further confusion, debate and nonsense.
Technically, if you look at the rules, Tyrone Mings has Kasper Schmeichel fully under control here pic.twitter.com/do0SgwxJYN
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 5, 2021
Given how we ended the game, the control we had and the chances wasted (taken away) it’s no surprise to see good player ratings from statistics website Whoscored, but again they are totally off the mark in awarding Matty Cash their star man award for Man of the Match with 8.67.
There was plenty of energy, bite and determination from Cash who is a firm favourite, but it was a bad day at the office when it came to his final ball.
Completing the top five in their system were Ezri Konsa (8.14), John McGinn (7.78), Emi Buendia (7.15) and Marvelous Nakamba (6.96).
My top four are as follows, and for me, Nakamba was Marvelous again and he gets my nod.
Who gets yours as we head towards Saturday’s Liverpool media love in?