A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to laud Matt Targett’s performance as the left-back shone in the Villans’ victory over Wolves on Saturday.
It looked as though Dean Smith’s side were going to have to settle for a point at Molineux. However, John McGinn was fouled in the box in stoppage-time.
Anwar El Ghazi stepped up and produced a brilliant penalty to settle the contest.
Villa came under plenty of pressure from the home side at times. They were certainly grateful to Emi Martinez for producing a number of outstanding saves.
But while Martinez will understandably grab many of the headlines, Targett’s display did not go unnoticed by many Villa supporters on social media.
The 25-year-old was handed a tough task ahead of the contest. It was going to be the former Southampton man who would have to try and keep Adama Traore quiet.
However, many felt that he did a superb job. As shown by Whoscored.com, no Villa player won more tackles or made more interceptions than Targett. He also managed five clearances.
Targett has not always been able to keep his critics quiet since his £11.5 million move last year (initial fee reported by Express and Star). But several fans feel that he has found another level this season.
And plenty insisted that the defender was one of Villa’s best performers as Smith’s men got another hard-fought win under their belts.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Targett’s display…
Targett best outfield player by a mile against a quality and pacey attack. The lad needs a lot of credit for his performances this season, he’s been consistently very good. #avfc
— Adam Canning (@ACanning10) December 12, 2020
Targett gets a lot of stick, but thought he was superb today. Really think he has improved this season
— tony nash (@NashNash194) December 12, 2020
So many positives today, defence looked more assured, Targett had a great game, Ramsey was fantastic on his first start against a tough team, Martinez is a steal. Jack looked a bit off the mark by his standard and Traore looks lost but what a win that is #AVFC
— Josh 🎄🎅🏻 (@Joshtrich1) December 12, 2020
Martinez was the obvious MOTM, but Matty Targett was superb today, absolutely everywhere
— Bubb (@matt_bubb) December 12, 2020
Martinez, Targett, McGinn absolutely immense today. #avfc
— Rosa Sito (@RosaSito1) December 12, 2020
— Lewis (@LC_56_) December 12, 2020
Nobody gonna say it? Ok, Targett was class today
— 𝕁𝕠𝕤𝕙🤹🏼 (@Josh1874_) December 12, 2020
Targett phenomenal today. Emi has won us that game! Get in there!! #avfc
— Jack (@JackWillis54) December 12, 2020