Man Of The Match Report: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

Match Attendance: 41,964

Home debut and Danny Ings decides to score a stunning bicycle kick? Take a bow son, even Dean Smith described that beauty as “an early goal of the season contender”. Mings’ header in the second half led to a penalty with the aid of VAR. Replays showed that the ball clearly hit Newcastle’s Lascelles arm. El Ghazi stepped up to put Villa in cruise control. Tyrone Mings was named Man Of The Match for his outstanding defensive performance and involvement in both Villa goals. Villa are officially off the mark and without Grealish. Here’s a more detailed look at Mings’ stats:

Mings’ Match Overview:

Rating: 7.87

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 80.5

Goal contribution: 1 Assist

Shots (on target): 1(0)

Key Passes: 1

Aerial duels won: 1

Tackles: 1

Interceptions: 1

Clearances: 5

Blocked shots: 1


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