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Aston Villa Player Ratings/Stats vs Wolves

Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs Wolves, with Petrov, Herd and Collins impressing.

Player Ratings

Shay Given – 6.5 – another fairly quiet day at the office after busy debut

Chris Herd – 7.5 – grew into the game well to deal with Jarvis/Hunt threat. Offered in attacking sense and went close. Hugely encouraging

James Collins – 7 – improved distribution, solid when needed but little to do defensively

Richard Dunne – 7 – more involved than Collins at the back. Strong in the air

Stephen Warnock – 6.5 – another decent defensive shift but less involved in attacking sense

Stiliyan Petrov – 7.5 – looked more creative in the centre, slightly more advanced and benefitted

Fabian Delph – 6 – first sign of weakness in the new season. Prone to lunging in. Booked

Charles N’Zogbia – 7 – served as a decent attacking threat. More confident to have a crack

Emile Heskey – 6.5 – worked hard as ever and unlucky with effort in the first half

Gabby Agbonlahor – 7 – looked bright for second game running and caused Stearman plenty of problems

Darren Bent – 6 – very quiet on the day, just 1 shot off target


Barry Bannan – 6.5 – decent again upon arrival, adds creativity without conceding possession too often

Marc Albrighton – no time

Player Statistics

Most Shots: Charles N’Zogbia (5 attempts, 1 on target), Chris Herd (3 attempts, 1 on target)

Most Aerial Duels Won: Emile Heskey (Won 5 of 7), Richard Dunne (Won 3 of 4)

Most Touches: Stiliyan Petrov (75), Chris Herd (69)

Most passes: Stiliyan Petrov (50), Fabian Delph (42)

Best Accuracy: Darren Bent (92%), James Collins (88%)

Best Range: James Collins (7 of 9 on target), Charles N’Zogbia (2 of 2 on target)

Top Crosser: Stiliyan Petrov (4 of 8 on target), Gabby Agbonlahor (2 of 7 on target)

Top Tackler: Delph, Petrov, Warnock, Herd (3)

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