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Villa Player Ratings / Stats vs Man City

Here is a breakdown of the Villa’s best and worst performers in terms of ratings and statistics vs Man City with no real stand-out performers!

Player Ratings

Shay Given – 6.5 – could do very little with 4 well taken goals and made a couple of decent, if not comfortable stops

Alan Hutton – 6.5 – unsurprisingly more involved in a tougher defensive test, distribution still needs work

Richard Dunne – 6.5 – worked hard to keep the score down but in vain in the most part

Ciaran Clark – 6 – tough task to come in against City lacking in match practice and was really tested

Stephen Warnock – 6.5 – a costly slip effectively killed the game off but worked hard going forward and back and made up for mistake with a goal

Stiliyan Petrov – 6.5 – broke up play well but overrun and offered little in terms of creativity

Fabian Delph – 6 – understandably out of his depth a little as he continues to learn the Premier League game

Emile Heskey – 5.5 – completely ineffectual and tactic didn’t pay off, subbed through ‘injury’

Stephen Ireland – 6 – no chance of impressing in attack so rarely got into the game but working harder

Gabby Agbonlahor – 6.5 – willing running but should have either scored or squared early on to take the lead

Darren Bent – 5.5 – completely anonymous and isolated in the most part, needs to work harder to get himself into games


Charles N’Zogbia – 6.5 – not a bad cameo but couldn’t get involved in attack despite tackling well

Barry Bannan – 6 – silly booking on a frustrating afternoon for Villa

Marc Albrighton – no time

Player Statistics

Most Shots: Stephen Warnock (3 out of 3 on target)

Most Aerial Duels Won: Emile Heskey (won 2 of 3)

Most Touches: Alan Hutton (67), Stiliyan Petrov (62)

Most Passes: Stiliyan Petrov (45), Alan Hutton (41)

Best Accuracy: Stephen Warnock (89%), Clark & Delph (84%)

Most Chances Created: Stephen Warnock (2)

Best Long Ball Range: Barry Bannan (3 of 15on target), Richard Dunne (5 of 8 on target)

Top Crosser: Stiliyan Petrov (2 of 2 on target)

Top Tackler: Ciaran Clark (4)

Most Interceptions: Stiliyan Petrov (9)

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