WBA-MAD Ratings: Villa 2 Albion 2

Last updated : 27 April 2021 By Wba-mad Editor

Albion's hopes of avoiding relegation took a major dent after conceding a last minute equaliser at Villa Park. 

After an early penalty from Villa, Albion bounced back with a spot kick from Mathues Pereira and Mbaye Diange. But a defensive mix up from Kyle Bartley and Sam Johnstone let the hosts steal a late draw. 

Here's how we rated the players: 

Sam Johnstone - 9 

Deserved to be on the winning side after a series of saves to keep Albion in it. Possibly at fault for the equaliser but did little else wrong. 

Darnell Furlong - 6 

Villa tried to expose his defensive frailties but he held strong whenever he was tested. 

Kyle Bartley - 6 

Solid until the last two minutes when he failed to clear the ball and gifted Villa an equaliser. 

Semi Ajayi - 6 

A very clumsy and naive challenge to give Villa an early penalty. Struggled after that but grew into the game. 

Conor Townsend - 6 

Was maybe a touch too deep on the cross that led to Villa's equaliser. Didn't do too much else wrong. 

Okay Yokuslu - 7 

Back to his best after a disappointing performance against Leicester. Will be disappointed with his headed chance that went a foot wide. 

Conor Gallagher - 6 

Plenty of energy again from the Chelsea loanee but struggled to get a foothold in midfield. 

Ainsley Maitland-Niles - 7 

Albion's best midfielder. Won the penalty and dominated the midfield. Flagged towards the end and was subbed. 

Callum Robinson - 6

Showed a few nice touches but struggled to get into the game. Was no surprise to see him subbed again. 

Matheus Pereira - 9 MOTM

Was involved in everything Albion did going forward. Scored the penalty and was unlucky not to get a second. A real eye-catching performance. 

Mbaye Diange - 6

Struggled to keep hold of the ball in the first half but took his opportunity well to give Albion the lead. 


Matt Phillips - 6 

Failed to make an impact in the last 30 minutes. 

Dara O'Shea - 6 

Introduced late on but failed to stop Villa equalising.