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Player Ratings: Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

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The away side let an undeserved three points slip through their grasp with just seconds to go on Tyneside. Here’s how Seb rated the lads!

Newcastle United v Aston Villa - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Emi Martínez: 6/10

An uninspiring Newcastle front line led to a quiet evening for the Aston Villa keeper.

He will be devastated to lose grasp of yet another clean sheet with only ten seconds left of play as it would have been another one to go against Manchester City keeper, Ederson, in the race for the golden glove.

Ahmed Elmohamady: 6/10

The Egyptian right-back marshaled Dwight Gayle well, limiting the attacker to limited touches on the ball, however, where he loses marks on this occasion is due to his insufficiency in the final third.

His poor attacking outlay didn’t offer anything in terms of support for the Villa attack down the flank of fellow countryman, Trézéguet.

Ezri Konsa: 8/10

Villa fans are quickly running out of superlatives to describe the young defender.

In recent weeks it has been reported that Aston Villa are looking to tie the defender to a new 5-year contract, which many believe to be essential in the progress that the Midlands club look to make in the coming years.

He is able to perform with such ease, looking to snuff out any opposition danger.

It will be interesting to see if the young defender is subject to an England call-up in the near future with the Euros right around the corner.

Tyrone Mings: 5/10

The England international failed to seize control of physical presence, Joelinton, with the attacker creating space in behind and drawing Mings out of position on numerous occasions.

Had the home team not had so much struggle in creating a penetrating final ball, Aston Villa would have found themselves with a lot more to worry about.

Matt Targett: 6/10

The full-back offered an inconsistent display down the left flank, perhaps due to the attacking midfielder in front of him being replaced with injury halfway through the first half.

This could have possibly led to the Englishman failing to build any sort of momentum.

Douglas Luiz: 7/10

The Brazilian midfielder got the better of the opposition on this occasion, often managing to pick up the ball in a tight space and release with precision and accuracy with the intention of starting a swift counter attack.

His tackling was also much improved today and at times, it felt as though he was having to cover for Jacob Ramsey in which led to him being unintentionally being drawn out of position.

John McGinn: 7/10

The busy Scotsman celebrated his 100th appearance for Aston Villa this evening against an opposition manager who was responsible for bringing him to the club in the first place (Steve Bruce).

Years down the line and it is evident Villa pulled off an absolute bargain for the midfielder, with him looking comfortable at a Premier League level for just £2.75M.

Hopefully his next 100 appearances are as successful as his last and he could see himself going down with a ‘cult hero’ status.

Jacob Ramsey: 6/10

A tricky evening for the academy graduate saw his bright opening spell on the ball quickly deteriorate with a number of odd touches and misplaced passes.

This saw him swiftly brought off early into the second half as the away team looked to grasp control of the game, however, at such a young age, gaining Premier League experience is essential to his development in what looks to be an exciting future ahead for the local lad.

Trézéguet: 6/10

The Egyptian found himself linking up with fellow countryman, Elmohamady, on the right hand side, but struggled to convert that mental understanding into attacking outlet.

A blunt display saw him substituted with 20 minutes still to play.

Bertrand Traoré: 5/10

The wide man unfortunately saw himself withdrawn from action after just a quarter of an hour due to a nasty collision with the advertising hoardings.

In what could have possibly been a painful injury to the ribs, everyone is wishing Bertrand Traoré a swift and speedy recovery; hoping the injury sustained is not as bad as it appeared as the player in question was evidently in an uncomfortable manner.

Ollie Watkins: 6/10

The striker was not able to take a grasp on proceedings and endured a frustrating first half.

However, with 10 minutes left of play, it appeared as thought Ollie Watkins had played a part in the winning goal as his header deflected off of ex-Villa player, Ciaran Clark, and nestled in off the bar to give Villa the lead.

His celebrations were swiftly cut short as Newcastle clawed their way back into the game with seconds to spare.

(SUB) Anwar El Ghazi: 6/10

(SUB) Morgan Sanson: 6/10

(SUB) Ross Barkley: 4/10