Plenty of Aston Villa fans showered Marvelous Nakamba with praise during Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Villa were looking to make it back-to-back wins under new manager Steven Gerrard after beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 last time out.
The 41-year-old made two changes from his first game in charge as Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia dropped to the substitutes’ bench, with Leon Bailey and Ashley Young replacing them. Nakamba duly kept his place in midfield alongside John McGinn and Jacob Ramsey.
Recapping Nakamba’s performance vs Palace
The 27-year-old picked up a SofaScore rating of 7.0/10 for his performance at Selhurst Park. He completed 32 of his 37 attempted passes and made three tackles and two clearances, along with winning four duels against the Eagles.
Here’s what these Villa fans made of the Zimbabwe international’s “amazing” display in south London.
These Villa fans delighted with Nakamba
“Villa Twitter has turned into Nakamba Twitter and rightly so”
“Nakamba on Kante levels today”
“Nakamba and Mings been immense”
“Nakamba is on fire. Like a new player!”
“Nakamba in this play style is amazing. Luiz will have to wait a bit longer to come back”
“What’s Stevie done to Nakamba. Looks a different player #avfc“
“Nakamba should start every game. Him and McGinn are the perfect partnership”
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