Sport Villa player ratings: Nottingham Forest (A)

01:19  14 january  2018
01:19  14 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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To face Mark Warburton’s Nottingham Forest side, the Villa manager selected the same starting XI and 4-4-2 formation that had success last Here are the full player ratings -- based on a scale of 1 to 10, with five being an average performance -- for Saturday's 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest

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Aston Villa kept the heat on their promotion rivals thanks to a 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday evening.

The away side put in an impressive display and were unlucky not to win by a bigger margin. John Terry hit the bar with a thumping header, Jack Grealish curled a fine shot just wide of the post, and Robert Snodgrass forced an impressive save out of Forest’s goalkeeper.

The winner was scored by Scott Hogan in the 18th minute when he stooped to nod in a fine cross from Snodgrass.

This was an important three points for Villa as Cardiff and Derby had won their games in the afternoon. This means that they are still just five points below Derby in second. However, they now find themselves four points above Leeds in seventh place as they lost to Ipswich.

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Jordan Ayew 9/10 – Easily Villa ’s standout player on the day. As well as working tirelessly throughout, the Ghanaian set up both goals and hit the crossbar soon after Forest took the lead.

Here are our Villa player ratings for this evening’s game against Nottingham Forest:

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