Leeds United vs Aston Villa: Leeds United hosted Aston Villa in the rescheduled fixture of Matchday 20 of the Premier League at Elland Road.
First half was an end-to-end affair as both teams tried hard to make an impact in the game early. Villa were successful in it, as Philippe Coutinho’s shot ended up in the back of the net after a deflection from one of Leeds’ players.
Leeds started bright in the second half, but Villa soon got back the strings and scored 2 more goals via Matty Cash and Calum Chambers. They were in cruise control for most of the second half.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for the Leeds vs Villa clash: –
Leeds United vs Aston Villa Player Ratings
Illan Meslier (6.4/10): Meslier made an amazing save late in first half to deny McGinn. But he let in 3 goals in the match.
Stuart Dallas (6.6/10): Dallas pushed forward from the right back position and provided a few good passes on the flank.
Luke Ayling (6.1/10): Ayling had a decent game at the back, but Aston Villa had too much quality at the front to keep up with.
Pascal Stuijk (6/10): Struijk had an average game, but he made the most passes. Along with Ayling, he found it difficult to keep up with Villa forwards.
Junior Firpo (5.8/10): Firpo was a bit clumsy at times handling the ball, but he did his defensive work well. He was stretchered off late in the second half as he clashed with Luiz.
Adam Forshaw (7.2/10): Forshaw was the engine of Leeds, as he covered the midfield and thrust forward with intent during attacks.
Robin Koch (5.6/10): Koch made some clumsy tackles in the midfield and also got booked for one. He also took a shot on goal from outside the box, which was blocked.
Raphinha (6.7/10): Raphinha was part of 19 duels in the match. He lost 10 and won 9, making him the player to win and lose the most duels in the match.
Rodrigo (6.2/10): Rodrigo had a relatively quiet match, although the game was moving at a fast pace. He was subbed off at halftime.
Jack Harrison (6.1/10): Harrison was ineffective as a left-winger, as his crosses and passes were not up to the mark. He was replaced by Patrick Bamford in the second half.
Daniel James (6.5/10): James had a poor game in front of the goal as he did not take a single shot on goal. He pressed well and kept pressure though.
Joe Gelhardt (6.2/10): The young attacker could not impact the game as much as he wanted to.
Patrick Bamford (6.1/10): Bamford did not have much to do upfront. He took a shot late in the game which was off target.
Mateusz Klich (5.8/10): Klich came on for Forshaw and could not impose himself in the game.
Emi Martinez (6.6/10): Martinez got only 1 harmless shot towards him, which he saved easily. Apart from that, he was merely a spectator in the match.
Matty Cash (8.8/10): Cash had an amazing game on the right-back position. He got an assist for the Coutinho goal and provided many good crosses. He also ended up scoring a composed goal in the second half.
Calum Chambers (7.7/10): Chambers was positionally good and defended well. His main contribution came in the form of Villa’s 3rd goal as he scored a scorcher into the top corner.
Tyrone Mings (7.5/10): The skipper was physical in his challenges and put his body on the line. He made crucial interceptions and blocks at the back. He registered an assist as well.
Lucas Digne (6.8/10): Digne had a decent game on the left flank. He participated in attacks and completed his defensive duty too.
John McGinn (7.7/10): McGinn distributed the ball well and held possession in the midfield. He made quite a few tackles and recovered the ball well.
Douglas Luiz (7.4/10): Luiz was good on the ball and orchestrated the midfield in an effective way.
Jacob Ramsey (7.5/10): The 20-year-old had a reasonable game as he recovered the ball when not in possession and put in the hard yards.
Philippe Coutinho (8.1/10): Coutinho scored a goal in the first half with the help of a deflection. He was as usually creative with his passing shots.
Ollie Watkins (6.9/10): Watkins took 2 shots and both of them were blocked. He was also booked early in the first half.
Danny Ings (7.5/10): Ings got an assist to his name when he produced a delicious cross to Cash, who utilized it fully and converted it to a goal.
Morgan Sanson (6.5/10): Sanson came on for Ings and played well to keep the lead.
Emi Buendia (NA)
Ashley Young (NA)