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Aston Villa 3 Bournemouth 1 - Player Ratings

Matt Maher gives his Villa player ratings.

Aston Villa players celebrate after Leon Bailey (centre) turns in a shot

Emi Martinez

Didn’t save the penalty but did make a couple of big saves, most notably from Dango Outtara minutes after Villa had gone in front.

Saves 7

Matty Cash

Recovered well from conceding the penalty, which looked like a simple lapse in concentration. No shortage of energy.

Recovery 7

Ezri Konsa

Excellent for the second time in the space of as many days. Always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Kept a cool head.

Assured 7

Pau Torres

Might have had a goal in the opening half had Diaby been able to direct his cross a little more to the left. Strong again the heart of defence.