Dean Smith’s side had the opportunity to go top of the Premier League table and maintain their 100% record. But Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and Patrick Bamford in particular, had other ideas.
Despite the defeat, the Holte End faithful found positives that they could take forward in their right-back, who arrived at the club from Nottingham Forest for £16m in the summer and has started every game for Smith so far this season.
Smith described Cash as “one of England’s brightest young prospects” (via VillaTV) and could be in a position where he is attracting the attention of Gareth Southgate soon if he continues to perform at a similar level.
Was Matty Cash Villa's best player vs Leeds?
In what was a night to forget for the Villa fans, they were still pleased with the way that Cash performed and made their feelings clear on social media as the game went on.
Cash leaves fans rolling in it
— ☬ Villa’n of Punjab ☬ (@Bhangra_Machine) October 23, 2020
Matty Cash is outstanding #AVFC
— Jack (@jackharkcom) October 23, 2020
Marty cash is different gravy 😍😍 #AVFC
— Azaria Johnson (@AzariaJohnson14) October 23, 2020
Matty Cash quickly looking like the @premierleague’s best defensive right back by some distance at the moment. Some step up the kid is making. Great signing from @AVFCOfficial #AVFC #AVLLEE #UTV @mattycash622
— KT3_Villan (@a_rankin1) October 23, 2020
Cash is incredible, he literally has every attribute you could want on a right back, 15 million is a steal #avfc
— GloriousGreaselish (@GrealishSZNN) October 23, 2020
My favourite Villa quote this season is “great defending again by Matty Cash” Fellas an absolute steal #avfc
— Steve Johnson (@OfficialJonno) October 23, 2020
In other news, one ex-Villa man is impressed with the impact from £19.35m-rated star.
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