Man Of The Match Report: Watford 3-2 Aston Villa

Match attendance: 20,051

Watford kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 3-2 victory over a poor Aston Villa side at Vicarage Road, with Emmanuel Dennis scoring on his debut. The Nigerian’s initial attempt was denied by Ezri Konsa, but the ball rebounded to him and he finished it low past Emiliano Martinez. Let’s take a closer look at his stats:

Dennis’ Match Overview

Rating: 8.78

Minutes played: 65 minutes

Pass Accuracy (%): 80

Shots (shots on target): 5(3)

Aerials Won: 1

Goals contribution (Goal/Assist):  1 Goal/1 Assist

Key Passes: 3

Dribbles: 1

 

Villa had a chance to fight back thanks to John McGinn’s superb first time volley from Bailey’s cross, but it was not enough to prevent Watford from winning on the opening day. Villa didn’t get the comeback they hoped for, but McGinn was by far their best player, and here’s why:

McGinn’s Match Overview

Rating: 7.36

Minutes played: 90

Aerials Won: 1

Key Passes: 1

Total Tackles: 2

Pass Accuracy (%): 83.3

Shots (shots on target): 3(1)

Dribbles: 1

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