'Masterclass': Aston Villa fans rave about John McGinn after Crystal Palace performance
Aston Villa fans were full of praise for midfielder John McGinn despite Dean Smith’s side throwing away a 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 to Crystal Palace.
McGinn opened the scoring for the Villains with a well-struck shot from outside the penalty area to put the visitors ahead going into the break, but goals from Wilfried Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell saw the Eagles secure the three points late at Selhurst Park and to continue Villa’s poor form in the league.
Despite the late collapse, McGinn was praised by plenty of supporters on social media for his overall performance as the Scottish international controlled the midfield well and was at a problem for Palace for the entire match, with the midfielder making 23 accurate passes and making 3 successful tackles as stats from WhoScored show.
Here’s what some Villa fans had to say about McGinn’s performance on Twitter…
Great half, apart from the sloppy 10 mins after the first goal. Some great link up play in midfield. McGinn back to his best here. Watkins works so hard. Still got Grealish to come on too!! Love being a Villain at the moment 😁👏👏👏#avfc
— Dan Hazel (@danhazel61) May 16, 2021
— Matt1973 (@CrytpoVillian) May 16, 2021
Excellent play today 🔥
— Luc Wood (@straightedgeze2) May 16, 2021
Johan mcginniesta masterclass
— cj (@lvad78) May 16, 2021
Smooth as anything
— Ry (@ryanavfc7) May 16, 2021
Shutting his critics up 👌👌
— Villa (@DeanSmithball) May 16, 2021
super john mcginn
— ali (@_ali_mans) May 16, 2021
— Alfie (@Alfie09893384) May 16, 2021
The result puts Villa seven points off seventh place Tottenham, meaning that the Birmingham-based club can no longer finish in a European spot in the Premier League table.
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