By Peter Lynch

29th Oct, 2023 | 3:53pm

John McGinn masterclass, Nicolo Zaniolo stinks out Villa Park - Aston Villa player ratings v Luton Town

Aston Villa secured their third successive victory in all competitions with a 3-1 Premier League win against Luton Town.

John McGinn, Moussa Diaby and a Tom Lockyer own goal secured the three points for Unai Emery’s outfit in the clash on Sunday (29 October), with Emiliano Martinez also scoring an own goal for the hosts.

Here Aston Villa News rates the Villa players out of 10 for the impressive victory against the newly-promoted Hatters at Villa Park.

Emiliano Martinez – 5

The Argentine produced three high claims [Sofascore] in the Premier League clash but will be disappointed to have scored an own goal and lost his clean sheet.

Matty Cash – 6

The right-back did his utmost to get forward as much as possible at Villa Park, with Cash impressing in possession as he registered a 91% passing accuracy.

Ezri Konsa – 5

Konsa stayed focused at the back as his Aston Villa teammates did much of the attacking, as opposed to Luton’s forward players, with the centre-back keeping the ball very well with a 94% passing accuracy. He did, however, force the own goal from Martinez, much to his disappointment.

Pau Torres – 7

Torres also maintained his concentration levels as the Hatters tried to catch Villa on the break, with the summer signing winning five of his seven aerial duels.

Lucas Digne – 7

Like Cash, the full-back got forward well to help his attackers as much as he could, with Digne also impressing defensively with five out of seven duels won.

Boubacar Kamara – 7

Allowed the Aston Villa attackers to steal the limelight at Villa Park, with the midfielder sensible and secure on the ball with 69/74 passes completed.

Douglas Luiz – 7

The Brazilian continued his superb performances of late with another impressive display at the heart of midfield, with Luiz making three key passes.

John McGinn – 8 (Man of the Match)

Along with his first-half goal, the Scot won five of his seven duels, completed his two dribble attempts (100%), made one tackle and completed 89% of his passes in a fine all-round display.

Nicolo Zaniolo – 4

The on-loan attacker did his best to force a goal in the opening stages but he couldn’t quite make an impression, with Zaniolo missing one big chance and not completing either of his two dribble attempts (0%) before being subbed at half-time for Leon Bailey, having also been booked just before the half-hour mark.

Moussa Diaby – 7

The summer signing was once again in superb form in the final third, with his early second-half goal accompanied by a 100% aerial duel rate (1/1).

Ollie Watkins – 5

The striker was again starved of touches of the ball, but he played his usual lone striker role to good effect, making two key passes in the victory.


Leon Bailey (on for Zaniolo, 46′) – 5

The substitute may have clinched a starting role for the next clash against Nottingham Forest thanks to his two-key pass display.

Youri Tielemans (on for Kamara, 79′) – N/A

Diego Carlos (on for Cash, 79′) – N/A

Bertrand Traore (on for Diaby, 90′) – N/A

Leander Dendoncker (on for Luiz, 90′) – N/A

In other Aston Villa news, Emery has created a double-figure “monster” at Villa Park, the player now leads the way in one statistic in Europe.