Who Was Man Of The Match? Aston Villa 3-0 Everton
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Who was Man Of The Match?
Aston Villa’s negative results in the past two games could finally end this weekend after their convincing 3-0 win over Everton. Dean Smith apparently is aware that he can no longer opt for 4-3-3 formation without Jack Grealish anymore in the squad. He eventually was in favor of modifying it to 5-3-2 which succeeded in stunning Rafael Benitez’s side. However, it was The Toffees who had two early chances through Solomon Rondon, both of which went side netting and flew above the crossbar. Things began to shift in the second half. After overlapping and cutting inside the penalty box, Matthew Cash found the back of the net, followed by Lucas Digne’s own goal. Their victory was at last sealed by Leon Bailey’s powerful shot giving them a 3 goal cushion. Game, Set and Match. The former Bayer Leverkusen man was pairing up with Danny Ings in the process.
Nevertheless, the man of the match was none of those scorer. It was the Brasilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. He seemed to be the key in The Villans’ solid midfield. He had been dominant operating on the second line by providing an assist, making important tackles to stop Everton’s attack in the middle as well as crossing the ball to the frontman duo. Douglas Luiz is certainly indispensible figure in Villans’ starting XI.
Find out more in details about Douglas Luiz’s stats below:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 77.1
Goal contribution: 1 assist
Shots (on target): 1
Crosses completion: 5 (2)
Key Passes: 5