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Aston Villa 3 Crystal Palace 1 - player ratings

Matt Maher rates the Villa players after their win over Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp and Aston Villa's Lucas Digne

Emi Martinez

Slipped at the vital moment before Palace’s goal, though Edouard may have beaten him anyway. Two huge saves from Eze proved vital.

Saves 8

Matty Cash

Given licence to roam in the first half and really should have added to his goal tally for the season. Sloppy at the back in the second half.

Mixed 6

Ezri Konsa

One iffy moment when he failed to deal with Edouard but otherwise strong. A couple of vital interceptions as Villa chased a leveller.

Confident 8

Pau Torres

Question marks over his physicality remain after he was easily beaten by Mateta for the goal. No shortage of quality on the ball.