'Phenomenal': Some Aston Villa fans hail 27-year-old's display v Crystal Palace
A number of Aston Villa fans have lauded Marvelous Nakamba following his superb performance against Crystal Palace today.
The previously struggling Villans made it two wins in a row as they ran out 2-1 winners over the Eagles in London.
Steven Gerrard has quickly got Villa back to their best as they ended Palace’s seven-match unbeaten run.
The Villans took the lead after just 15 minutes.
Ashley Young’s corner fell to Matt Targett, who shifted the ball onto his left foot and fired home through a pack of bodies.
Villa had to wait until the 86th minute to double their lead, weathering a storm to net through John McGinn.
The Scotland international rounded off a smart move with a first-time effort from just outside the box which found the corner of the net.
Palace didn’t have a single shot on target until the final ten minutes, but they made things tense for Villa by halving the deficit late on through marc Guehi.
Gerrard has done a great job of shoring up the Villa defence, and Nakamba has proven crucial in protecting the back line.
The 27-year-old, who struggled at times under Dean Smith, was once again immense for Villa as he took the sting out of Palace’s attacks time and time again.
Here is what some Villa fans have made of Nakamba’s latest display:
Thought that was Marvelous Nakamba's best game for Villa today.#AVFC— Andrew Raeburn (@andrew_raeburn) November 27, 2021
If Kante puts in that Nakamba performance the world knows about it twice over btw— Tom (@tom_avfc1) November 27, 2021
I think it was a MARVELOUS team performance but Nakamba was just that extra bit special in the squad today! UTV StevieG’s ClaretAndBlueArmy— Jonathan DG Hubbard (@Hubz1990) November 27, 2021
Appreciation post for @Nakamba_11 🇿🇼🇿🇼— Gracie 🇿🇦🇿🇼 (@gracedhun) November 27, 2021
📊 Marvelous Nakamba vs. Palace:
– 90 minutes
– 52 touches
– 34/39 passes completed
– 5/9 ground duels won
– 3/4 tackles completed
– 10 recoveries
– 2 clearances
– 1 interception
– 1 key pass#EPL
Inmense. 🔝 pic.twitter.com/soecX7eHIe pic.twitter.com/Q5nEgKaJRV
Absolutely phenomenal today cleaning up the mess 💜💙— 𝗕𝗲𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 (@BenAVFC98) November 27, 2021
You were absolutely phenomenal as usual— bethany chenyika (@BethanyChenyika) November 27, 2021
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