A number of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Matt Targett’s display as the Villans suffered a defeat against Leicester City.
Dean Smith’s side have now suffered three losses in their last six games. Unfortunately for Villa, the damage was largely done by the midway point in the first-half.
Leicester took a 2-0 lead. But Villa gave themselves a lifeline just three minutes into the second-half.
Bertrand Traore scored after a superb cross from Targett found its way through to the forward. It was a moment of quality from the left-back that Villa were crying out for.
As shown by Whoscored.com, Targett’s all-round performance was a real positive for the home side. He made two key passes, more than any of his teammates.
He also made three tackles and two interceptions. Only Ahmed Elmohamady finished ahead of him in the two areas.
The former Southampton man endured a tough first season following his initial £11.5 million move (via Express and Star). But he has certainly turned a corner this term.
Targett has been a revelation for Smith’s side this year. He has more than played his part in helping the Villans keep a fantastic defensive record.
And while it was ultimately a disappointing result on Sunday, Targett seemed to impress many Villa supporters with his performance.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to his display…
— Daniel Bowden (@DanB5826) February 21, 2021
Really glad that Targett still had a good game in front of Southgate! He’s become so consistent.
— AVFC (@ktvilla92) February 21, 2021
Ramsey and Sanson were positives along with Targett, probably one of the most improved players from last season. #avfc
— L. (@lewastbury) February 21, 2021
Only other thing I’ll say is that Matt Targett is playing out of his skin at the moment. Bit of a scapegoat last season, but he’s in better form than anyone else in the side now #AVFC
— Dan Williams (@WanDilliams) February 21, 2021
I’ve got too say, Matt Targett again was quality. What a player #avfc
— Jamie🦁 (@JamieeAVFC) February 21, 2021
Targett was so good today
— AVFC CALM🦁🐧 (@Jonny_W89) February 21, 2021
That was a difficult game made even more difficult due to the hand we were dealt with. But that second half was superb 👏 Barkley is such a child, needs to knock that attitude right in the head
MOTM: Targett absolutely phenomenal
— Josh T (@AVFCJoshuaa) February 21, 2021
Btw Targett is our second best player behind Grealish #avfc
— Dhurambir Singh (@dhurambirsingh) February 21, 2021
Matt Targett what a baller
— Jack stringer (@JTS_AVFC) February 21, 2021