British newspaper The Birmingham Mail has named Warriors midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba as Aston Villa’s star man in an EPL match they lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Villa Park yesterday.
The Villans were leading up to the 87th minute when Liverpool equalised and eventually won in stoppage time.
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Despite the loss, Birmingham Mail believes that the Claret and Blue Army fought well. The publication gave the Zimbabwe international a 9 out of 10 rating in the game saying:
He was absolutely everywhere for Villa, everywhere! Liverpool struggled to get past him, such was his dominance in Villa’s three-man midfield. Shouldn’t have been on the losing team.
The publication rated Villa players as follows:
- Tom Heaton – 7
- Frederic Guilbert – 7.5
- Bjorn Engels – 8
- Tyrone Mings (c) – 8
- Matt Targett – 7
- John McGinn – 8.5
- Douglas Luiz – 7
- Trezeguet – 8
- Wesley – 7
- El Ghazi – 8.5
- Ahmed Elmohamdy – 6.5
- Conor Hourihane – 6
- Jonathan Kodjia – 6
Line Ups: ASTON VILLA: (4-3-3):
- Guilbert (Elmohamady, 69),
- Douglas Luiz (Hourihane, 72);
- El Ghazi,
- Wesley (Kodjia, 86),
Subs: Steer, Konsa, Taylor, Lansbury.
- Vigil van Djik,
- Lallana (Keita, 83),
- Wijnaldum (Origi, 65),
- Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 65),
Subs: Adrian, Fabinho, Milner, Gomez.
GOALS: Aston Villa: Trezeguet (21), Liverpool: Robertson (87), Mane (90+4)
STAR MAN: Marvelous Nakamba
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