Full Time: Aston Villa 2-2 Brentford
Brentford were forced to share the spoils with Aston Villa in a 2-2 draw as both clubs saw their respective strikers score superb braces. Dean Smith’s men have impressed in their opening four games of the season. Brentford created a number of chances but were unable to hold onto their lead when Jonathan Kodja scored a stoppage-time equaliser after a first-half goal.
Brentford striker Neil Maupay scored two excellent goals as well. It proved to be a tight competition between the two and ultimately none came out on top. The result leaves both teams with 8 points from the opening 4 games.
Let’s take a look at how Brentford players fared in their 2-2 draw against Aston Villa.
Brentford Player Ratings
Daniel Bentley (8/10)
The goalkeeper continued his dominant presence in goal, making a number of vital saves to keep the Villans at bay.
Henrik Dalsgaard (6/10)
Dalsgaard was impressive with his defensive work but failed to provide accurate crosses while pushing forward.
Konsa Ngoyo (6/10)
The youngster did his best to stop Jonathan Kodja but clearly failed in doing so. He was handed a tough afternoon by the striker.
Chris Mepham (7/10)
Mepham, on the other hand, had a more positive game in terms of defensive contribution and work rate.
Yoann Barbet (8/10)
The Frenchman bombed forward from the left flank and whipped in crosses for the attackers. His supply posed a huge threat to the Villans.
Lewis Macleod (8/10)
Macleod played a number of sublime balls for Neal Maupay but the striker was unable to convert. His passing in the final third was impressive.
Josh McEachran (6/10)
The 25-year-old didn’t start the game well and conceded a number of fouls in dangerous positions.
Sergi Canos (7/10)
Canos was unable to add to his goal tally in this game but came close a number of times. The Spaniard caused all sorts of problems for the Villa defenders.
Romaine Sawyers (8/10)
Sawyer’s creative nous and vision played a huge role for Brentford going forward. The attacking midfielder was spot on with his passing in the final third.
Ollie Watkins (7/10)
Picked up the assist for the first goal and came close to assisting a few others as well. The 22-year-old’s pace was devastating too.
Neil Maupay (9/10)
It was an all-round performance from Brentford striker as he scored a brace to take his tally to 5 for the season.
Kamohelo Mokotjo (6/10)
The African was brought on to bring some energy and stability in the middle of the park.
Nicholas Yennaris (7/10)
Yennaris came in place of Josh McEachran and played a neat game. The 25-year-old did well to track back as well.
Said Benrahma (5/10)
The attacker was brought on to trouble the Villa defence with his fresh legs and pace in the final third. As expected, he posed a few problems for the opposition.