Aston Villa visited Newcastle at St. James’ Park for the Premier League clash as they hoped to get a good result. However, they made a poor start to the game. Meanwhile, the Villans conceded the opening goal in the 35th minute when Kieran Trippier netted a deflected shot.
Steven Gerrard’s men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline. Villa tried to make a comeback in the second half. However, they failed to score in the final third. As a result, the contest ended 1-0 in favor of Newcastle which helped the Magpies climb up the league table further.
Let’s take a dive at how the Aston Villa players performed during the match against Newcastle United.
Aston Villa player ratings:
GK: Emiliano Martinez – 5/10- Made an excellent save during the game. However, will be disappointed to concede the first-half goal.
RB: Matty Cash – 7/10- He made some important defensive contributions and played well when getting forward down the right flank.
CB: Calum Chambers – 6/10- He made a few crucial clearances at the back. Meanwhile, he was a solid presence in the aerial threats.
CB: Tyrone Mings – 5/10- Had a decent game for his team. Made some important ball recoveries but allowed a goal in the first half.
LB: Lucas Digne – 7/10- Had a bad game defensively. However, deserves credit for creating two good chances in the final third.
CM: John McGinn – 6/10- He provided some solid performance for his team. Tried to make things happen with the ball at his feet.
CM: Douglas Luiz – 5/10- Had a decent game but got caught off at times. Produced an uninspiring display at the center of the park.
CM: Jacob Ramsey – 6/10- Helped his teammates out when needed. Made two promising runs with the ball from midfield.
RW: Emiliano Buendia – 6/10- The Argentine sensation had some good moments in the opponent’s half. However, didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Ollie Watkins – 5/10- Hardly posed an attacking threat to the opponent’s defense in the final third.
LW: Philippe Coutinho – 7/10- The Brazilian playmaker caused a few problems for the Newcastle defenders. However, there was no goal for him in the game.
LW: Leon Bailey – 5/10– Hardly offered any help after coming off the bench.
ST: Danny Ings – 6.5/10– The former Liverpool striker made a few good runs with the ball.
CM: Carney Chukwuemeka – N/A– Hardly had time to make an impact.