Premier League: Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Player Ratings as Newcastle Scrap a 1-0 Victory over Villa

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa: Newcastle United hosted Aston Villa at St. James’ Park on Matchday 25 of the Premier League.

Newcastle were a better team in the first half than Villa. They went after the ball more and fought hard for possession. They were rewarded for their efforts as Kieran Trippier scored a powerful free-kick from outside the box and gave Newcastle their lead.

Ollie Watkins’ goal was denied by VAR for offside in the second half. Villa huffed and puffed but couldn’t score the equalizer.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Newcastle United vs Aston Villa match: –

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Player Ratings

Newcastle United

Martin Dubravka (6.5/10): Dubravka didn’t have much to in the match and kept a clean sheet.

Kieran Trippier (8/10): Trippier made a few silly challenges in the first half but scored a powerful free-kick from just outside the box.

Fabian Schar (7.2/10): Schar made crucial blocks in the box and defended calmly in 1v1 situations.

Daniel Burn (7/10): Burn was good at the back and Villa’s forwards found it difficult to get past him.

Javier Manquillo (7/10): Manquillo made important tackles in the left flank before getting injured. He was subbed off just before halftime.

Joseph Willock (7.5/10): Willock dribbled around Villa’s defenders and won a free kick in a crucial position which resulted in a goal. 

Jonjo Shelvey (6.5/10): Shelvey was committed with his tackles and distributed the ball around beautifully.

Joelinton (7.5/10): Joelinton had a good match as he held possession and rotated the ball to the attackers.

Ryan Fraser (6.8/10): Fraser put crosses into the box for Chris Wood to latch on to. He made good runs on the left-wing.

Chris Wood (6.7/10): Wood did not have any shots on target but was good in the air and won some aerial duels.

Allan Saint-Maxim (7.4/10): Saint-Maximin made the most number of dribbles in the match and looked potent with the ball at his feet.

Substitutes:

Paul Dummett (6.2/10): Dummett replaced injured Manquillo and was decent at his position.

Emil Krafth (6.1/10): The right-back replaced Trippier and was good for the rest of the match.

Bruno Guimaraes (NA)

Aston Villa

Emiliano Martinez (5.5/10): Martinez could not save a free-kick from just outside the box, which was the only goal of the match.

Matty Cash (6/10): Cash was reasonable in the right-back position but could not produce the needed crosses into the box.

Calum Chambers (5.9/10): Chambers made good defensive headers but gave away a free kick in an uncomfortable position which resulted in an opposition goal.

Tyrone Mings (6.5/10): Mings threw his body on the line and defended at his usual good.

Lucas Digne (6.2/10): Digne had an average match and the left flank was not utilized to its full.

John McGinn (7.2/10): Despite being booked in the first half, McGinn attempted challenges and succeeded many of them. He was subbed off late in the second half.

Douglas Luiz (6.3/10): Luiz missed a free-kick and the Liverpool goalkeeper had a straightforward save.

Jacob Ramsey (7.2/10): Ramsey was one player who had the most number of touches in the Villa team but it could not materialize to a goal.

Emi Buendia (6.8/10): Buendia’s passing was accurate but his passes were not converted into chances.

Ollie Watkins (6.1/10): Watkins took on multiple defenders in attack but lacked the intent in the final third. His goal in the second half was disallowed and given offside by VAR.

Philippe Coutinho (6.5/10): Coutinho used his vision and passing to create chances but was not successful.

Substitutes:

Danny Ings (6.5/10): Ings could not be effective in the match but recovered balls when not in possession.

Leon Bailey (5.6/10): Bailey did not have good match and got booked in the short time he spent on the pitch.

Carney Chukwuemeka (NA)

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