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11th Mar, 2017 | 5:13pm

Aston Villa player ratings v Sheffield Wednesday: 27-year-old is a stunning 9/10

By Matt Farr

Football Insider rates the Aston Villa players during their 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Saturday.

Sam Johnstone 6 – A rare quiet day at the office for the Villa stopper, as Sheffield Wednesday were wasteful in attack.

James Bree 7 – Decent attacking bursts. Handled the threat of Adam Reach competently.

James Chester 7 – Contained the opposition attack throughout.

Nathan Baker 6 – A shaky start, picking up an early yellow card. Afternoon cut short with injury.

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Neil Taylor 7 – Experienced showed at the back as he took charge and kept the Sheffield Wednesday attack quiet on the right.

Mile Jedinak 7 – Shielded the back four expertly. Dropped back into central defence in the absence of Baker, but made life difficult for Jordan Rhodes and co.

Gary Gardner 6 – Conceded a couple of fouls, but demonstrated his desire to win the ball back for his team.

Conor Hourihane 8 – Superb cross to pick out Kodjia. Drove forward with purpose and was a big influence in the attacking third.

Jordan Amavi 7 – Some marauding runs. Looked the part on the left wing.

Albert Adomah 6 – Could have been more composed in front of goal, but put the hard work in beforehand. Claimed an assist for the second goal.

Jonathan Kodjia 9 – Clever play and excellent header from the 27-year-old attacker to open the scoring. Showed great hunger and persistence when out of possession. Netted a deserved second in a stunning performance.

Subs:

Alan Hutton 6 (for Baker 25) – Performed aptly in an unfamiliar right midfield role. Worked very hard.

Tommy Elphick 6 (for Adomah 82)

Keinan Davis 6 (for Kodjia 86)

In other Aston Villa news, Jamie Carragher has admitted he was delighted when this Aston Villa transfer fell through.

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