Aston Villa came from a goal down to beat relegation-threatened Fulham 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Aleksandar Mitrovic capitalised on a Tyrone Mings error to give Scott Parker’s men the lead, but a quickfire Trezeguet double turned the game around before Ollie Watkins made sure of the points.
The win lifted Villa above Arsenal into ninth place in the Premier League table.
McGinn’s game by the numbers
John McGinn was among the most impressive individual performers for Dean Smith’s side. According to SofaScore, the Scot was successful with five of his six dribble attempts and won 10 duels during the game (nine on the ground, one in the air).
He also won one tackle, made one interception and executed one key pass to earn a rating of 7.0. Among Villa’s starting outfielders, only defensive midfield duo Morgan Sanson and Douglas Luiz were awarded higher ratings.
It’s a continuation of McGinn’s strong form after he scored three goals for Scotland during the international break.
The 26-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday night to hail a ‘good win for the troops’, eliciting plenty of admiration from Villa supporters on social media, one of whom dubbed him a ‘star’.
McGinn display impresses these Villa fans
“I thought you were getting back to the real McGinniesta today. Some really sweet turns and touches. Team performance wasn’t great until 75 mins but Fulham aren’t easy at the moment. Please keep trying the nice stuff, it’s what football’s all about.”
“My man of the match today. You didn’t stop working from the first whistle to the last. Well done Ginny”
“Huge… love seeing you back in a more attacking role”
“Scotland form coming through”
“Absolutely everywhere today”
“Great performance, it looked a hard game out there”
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