Villa made a positive away start as Targett contributed in the attacking role scoring in the early stages of the game giving Villa a 0-1 lead at the completion of half-time. McGinn doubled the lead in the 2nd half gifting Gerrard yet another win. Crystal Palace got a poor start but Guehi scored a last minute goal creating some hope.
Guaita (5.5/10): The Crystal Palace goalkeeper made a poor start by conceding 2 goals & couldn’t manage to save many shots.
Ward (7.1/10): Ward covered the wing & defence quite well for Crystal Palace and at the same time, made a crucial clearance preventing a goal.
Tomkins (6.5/10): Tomkins had a good first start of his premier league campaign for Crystal Palace as he looked strong in the defence & gave some good coverance in place of Anderson.
Guehi (7.5/10): Guehi provided some last minute hope to Crystal palace by scoring a wonderful touch towards the goal & covered an overall defence quite well.
Mitchell (6.1/10): Mitchell wasn’t seen much on the field and Bailey even managed to cut past him easily.
Gallagher (6.5/10): The youngster had a good name where he used a good pace running past players creating chances & at the same time, providing a contribution in the defence area as well.
Milivojevic (6.0/10): The Crystal Palace captain couldn’t provide much of a contribution rather than creating some of the crucial chances. He was later on substituted as Eze entered the field.
Kouyate (7.8/10): Started poor in the beginning but added his name to the assist making a contribution towards the goal converted by Guehi.
Zaha (5.9/10): Zaha got a good head start in the first half cutting past players but he ended up being booked from a careless tackle from behind on cash. He couldn’t provide much in the 2nd half.
Benteke (6.2/10): Benteke tried every effort to net the goal but was blocked very well by Mings & Martinez. His shot accuracy were better but couldn’t get past through Martinez.
Olise (5.6/10):Olise looked mostly lost in the attack & couldn’t contribute much into the game. He had a poor game tonight.
Eze (5.9/10):Eze created some good chances for Crystal Palace from the wing but otherwise, he was not much to be seen.
Ayew (6.4/10): Had a good start adding to the attack straightaway.
Edouard (5.9/10):Couldn’t provide much of a start.
E. Martinez (7/10): Martinez was exceptional as usual. He made some crucial saves providing very little chance to palace to get past him.
Targett (8.0/10): Made contribution straight towards the attack & hammered the shot into the bottom corner to gift Villa their first goal of the game. He also provided some great crosses from the wing.
Mings (6.5/10): The Villa skipper was a strong man seen in defence. He prevented Benteke from scoring by providing a strong body block giving very little chance to even move forward.
Ngoyo (6.1/10): gave a satisfactory performance but the full-backs stole the show with their performacne.
M.Cash (7.1/10): Cash provided some good attack from the wing at the same time covering the defence & had a good start.
J.Ramsey (6.5/10): The youth had a decent game as he got adjusted quite well in the midfield area building up a rhythm to gather an attack.
Nakamba (5.8/10): wasn’t seen much on the field and was also booked for a bad tackle.
McGinn (8.1/10): McGinn turned out to be the shining armour for Villa as he hammered a late goal with just 6 minutes remaining on the clock. He had been slower in the first half but completely changed the game in the 2nd one.
O. Watkins (6.2/10): Watkins contributed towards some good attack but failed to create a name for him. A good overall performance though.
Young (6.4/10): Young provided some good support into the wing providing some good curlers. He almost scored a goal from the free kick that he missed by a few inch.
Bailey (6.2/10): The Villa winger gave some good performance cutting from the right wing but still couldn’t manage to go past the palace defence. His overall performance was satisfactory.
Douglas Luiz (6.1/10): He got involved straightaway from entering the field but ended up getting booked later on.
El Ghazi (7.8/10): The Villa attack improved to a better level after El Ghazi entered. He also contributed by providing a wonderful assist to McGinn who scored the 2nd goal.
Buendia(6.0/10): He went on with the attack just after entering the field but still he didn’t get an opportunity to draw a shot.