‘Phenomenal’: Some Aston Villa fans hail 27-year-old’s display v Crystal Palace
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'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.

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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.

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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.

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Here is what some Villa fans have made of Nakamba’s latest display:

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