Premier League: Watford vs Aston Villa player ratings as the Hornets win despite Villa’s comeback

Premier League: Watford vs Aston Villa player ratings as the Hornets win despite Villa's comeback
Premier League: Watford vs Aston Villa

Watford squared off against Aston Villa at Vicarage Road in a Premier League fixture. Watford ended the first half with two goals to their name. Cucho Hernandez found the net at the 67th minute to extend a 3-0 lead in the game. Aston Villa’s John McGinn scored at the 70th minute, while Danny Ings converted a penalty during stoppage time to give the side two goals in the match. However, Aston Villa fell one goal short and thus ended up on the losing side.

Watford

Daniel Bachmann (6/10): Watford’s goalie Daniel Bachmann conceded a couple of goals, which would have to lead his side to defeat.

Craig Cathcart (7/10): Craig played the full 90 minutes in his club’s Premier League 2021/22 season opener. He had 19 accurate passes during the game.

William Troost-Ekong (6.5/10): His foul saw the opponent convert a goal from the penalty spot. He was also not strong and let a few balls get through him.

Christian Kabasele (7/10): Christian won balls from his opponent and stood strong against Aston Villa. He hardly made any errors during the game.

Adam Masina (7.5/10): Adam was at his best today as he played a key role in the defence. Though the club conceded a couple of goals, Adam didn’t allow the ball to get past him.

Tom Cleverley (7.5/10): Tom made a crucial assist, which was converted to a goal. The skipper led the side from the front in the club’s season opener.

Oghenekaro Etebo (8/10): Though Etebo was in the referee’s book today, he held the midfield strong and provided his team with crucial passes and tackles.

Juraj Kucka (7.5/10): Juraj was also booked but the referee but had a great season to his 2021/22 campaign. He will look to get even better with time.

Ismaila Sarr (8.5/10): Sarr found the net at the 42nd minute and helped his side gain a 2-0 lead in the game. The striker created several opportunities.

Emmanuel Dennis (9/10): Dennis was undoubtedly the best player during the match. He played only 66 minutes before being substituted off, but scored a goal and assisted once during his time on the field.

Ken Sema (6.5/10): Sema played a bit harsh today and was booked as well for a harsh tackle.

SUBS:

Juan Hernandez (6.5/10): Hernandez scored a goal for Watford but couldn’t do anything good for his side post that.

Dan Gosling (6/10): Gosling was brought in at the 69th minute but failed to make an impact.

Troy Deeney (5.5/10): Deeney also spent plenty of time on the field but failed to either create good opportunities or converted any.

Aston Villa

Emiliano Martinez (5/10): The Argentine goalie conceded three goals and wasn’t at his best. He made a few errors, which cost his side the game.

Matt Targett (5.5/10): Matt played only the first half of the match and didn’t give his best performance and allowed the opponent to get to the goal.

Tyrone Mings (6/10): Aston Villa skipper also wasn’t strong enough to stop Watford’s attackers, as they scored three goals.

Ezri Konsa (6/10): The centre-back also couldn’t hold the opponent as he let me go through him and find the net.

Matty Cash (7/10): Cash was the best defender of the day as he played his role with perfection. He didn’t let any player pass by him and tackled the ball several times from the attackers.

Marvelous Nakamba (6.5/10): The midfielder could neither get the ball to his feet much nor was able to provide his team with key passes.

John McGinn (7/10): John scored a goal for his side during Matchday 1 of the English Premier League 2021/22.

Ashley Young (7.5/10): Young was a key player in the wing for Aston Villa. He provided his team with several passes and crosses into the 18-yard box.

Emiliano Buendia (5.5/10): The Argentine attacking midfielder lacked quality performance.

Anwar Al-Ghazi (5.5/10): Anwar could hardly create any chance for his team. Moreover, he failed to deliver crosses into the penalty area.

Danny Ings (7.5/10): Ings converted a penalty for his side suing stoppage time, but that didn’t seem enough to get his side past the line.

SUBS:

Jacob Ramsey (6/10): Ramsey played the second half of the match, but couldn’t do much for his side. He put in his best efforts, but that wasn’t enough for Aston Villa.

Leon Bailey (7/10): Bailey was brought it at the 60th minute and assisted to the goal scored in the 70th minute by John McGinn.

Bertrand Traore (7/10): The attacker created several changes for his side and also provide his team with crucial passes and tackles, but the others failed to convert them.

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