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Player Ratings: Aston Villa 3-0 Everton - Leon Bailey leads Villa to victory!

Three second half goals in quick succession saw Villa pick up their second win of the season, ending Everton’s unbeaten run. Here’s how Cole rated the lads in claret and blue!

Aston Villa v Everton - Premier League Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Emi Martinez: 6/10

A very quiet game for the Argentian, with Everton only able to put one shot on target throughout the entirety of the match. Cool, calm, and collected - it sure was nice to see Villa’s number one back in-between the sticks at Villa Park!

Matty Cash: 8/10

Caused Everton all sorts of problems going forward and was able to cap off his performance with his first Premier League goal for Aston Villa. It’s safe to say that the wing-back role fits Cash to a tee and is something Dean Smith could use to exploit opposition defences moving forward.

Ezri Konsa: 7/10

The always reliable Konsa remained calm and composed throughout the duration of the match, which benefited Matty Cash as the wing-back had suitable cover while he made his marauding runs going forward.

Axel Tuanzebe: 7/10

Centered the defensive line with real purpose and was often providing that extra layer of cover needed to mitigate the red hot Everton attack. Certainly a redeeming performance after the loss to Chelsea last weekend.

Tyrone Mings: 8/10

Following a rather rough performance against Chelsea, the Aston Villa captain certainly highlighted his list of strengths in this fixture. Often limiting Everton’s attacking press, Mings was a true handful for Everton going forward as the defender created a number of scoring chances.

Matty Targett: 7/10

Combined well with John McGinn on a number of occasions and was able to create some space for Ollie Watkins down the left flank with his attacking runs into the Everton half.

Jacob Ramsey: 7/10

The young Villan looked as confident as ever against an unbeaten Everton side and it showed, with the 20-year-old nearly making it 3-0 moments after Lucas Digne’s own goal.

Douglas Luiz: 7/10

Centering the midfield, the Brazilian set up the eventual match winner as he fed the ball to Matty Cash and the wing-back converted with a powerful finish.

John McGinn: 7/10

Often a handful in the middle of the park, McGinn was able to create a few opportunities going forward prior to his concussion substitution, which saw Marvelous Nakamba take his place.

Danny Ings: 7/10

No goals for Ings on the day, but his runs and ability to open up space for others is a quality that can be underrated at times. The striker did add to his assist tally, however, as he put Leon Bailey through on goal with a fantastic pass.

Ollie Watkins: 7/10

Limited opportunities on the day saw the striker utilize other parts of his game to good effect. Was often able to create space for the oncoming wing-backs, which was a massive part of Villa’s success on Saturday.


SUBSTITUTES:

Marvelous Nakamba: 7/10

Came on in the 40th minute and was able to provide even more solidity to an already strong Villa midfield.

Leon Bailey: 9/10

A brief cameo for the tricky Jamaican as he replaced Matty Targett in the 61st minute. Was an instant impact after forcing an own goal out of Lucas Digne in the 69th minute and followed up with a goal of his own in the 75th before being forced off due to injury in the 82nd minute.

Ashley Young: N/A

Bertrand Traore: N/A


MAN OF THE MATCH: Leon Bailey

While it was a very quick cameo, the pacey attacker caused Everton all sorts of trouble, forcing them to concede two goals in quick succession and nearly creating a few more promising opportunities shortly after.