Villa Player Ratings – Everton 1-1 Aston Villa – Disaster At The Death

Reina

Good overall distribution and contributed a couple of smart claims from crosses.  Could do little as Walcott’s header looped over him in the final minutes and unable to claim Konsa’s sliced clearance over the line.

Elmohamady

Another strong display from the Egyptian international.  Put a number of dangerous balls into the box that neither Samatta nor McGinn could capitalise upon.  Bags of experience and begs the question why we haven’t seen him until the last couple of weeks.

Konsa

A good over-all performance at centre-half for the former Brentford man.  Scored a vital goal to seemingly give Villa the win, stabbing home from inside the box.  A later slip allowed Everton in, with Calvert-Lewis firing narrowly wide.  Sliced a clearance off the line into the back of the net.  An unlucky error that could prove incredibly costly.

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Mings

Another who played extremely well and the late equaliser was harsh on.  Other than a missplaced pass and Calvert-Lewis getting an effort in, Mings was solid.  On his haunches on the final whistle, visibly demoralised.

Targett

Generally quiet display as Everton were impotent for long periods.  Arguably caught napping at the death with Walcott ghosting ahead of him to loop a header over Reina (via Konsa) and into the net.

McGinn

A much improved display as the Scottish international starts to show a return to match fitness.  Harried and pressed beyond the midfield on more than one occasion and found himself persistently fouled in the middle.  Could have done better with a second half header after the Everton centre half misjudged a deep cross.

Luiz

Another excellent performance from the Brazilian who remains a cut above many of those around him technically.  Tireless running and another demonstration of a range of passing Villa don’t otherwise possess.

Hourihane

Picked up where he left off against Palace and put in another reasonable shift from midfield.  However, inconsistent from corners and struck the wall with a free-kick when well placed.

Trezeguet

A vital brace of goals against Crystal Palace masked what would have been regarded as an otherwise poor performance.  Proof that trying hard isn’t good enough to keep you in the Premier League.  Trezeguet was ineffective and wasteful in the first half, rightly hooked off in the second.

Grealish

In and out of the game at times, but tried to impact it positively when on the ball.  Had a number of attempts, but couldn’t find the target. Cut a frustrated figure throughout.

Samatta

A really ineffective performance, evidenced by the immediate impact from Davis when he came onto the pitch.  Limited movement, contributed little and missed an identical effort from an Elmo chance early doors.  Not good enough for the task at hand.

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Davis

Changed Villa’s attacking dynamic totally when he came on for Samatta.  Held the ball well and made Villa look more threatening, expect him to start against Arsenal.

El Ghazi

Guilty of an unacceptable miss at 1-0 that could have sealed the points for Villa.  Simply didn’t fancy the challenge, a bottled ‘effort’ that we could stand to count the cost of dearly.

Everton 1-1 Villa
  • Reina
  • Targett
  • Elmohamady
  • Mings
  • Konsa
  • McGinn
  • Hourihane
  • Grealish
  • Trezeguet
  • Douglas Luiz
  • Samatta
  • Davis (Sub)
  • El Ghazi (Sub)
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