Anwar El-Ghazi has come under fire from some Aston Villa fans for his performance in the first half of their Premier League meeting with Newcastle United.
Villa were looking to get off the mark for the new season after falling to a 3-2 defeat away to newly-promoted Watford on the opening day.
El-Ghazi started on the left-hand side of the Villa frontline, with summer signing Leon Bailey sidelined after picking up a minor hamstring injury in training.
Two new arrivals completed the attacking trio, Danny Ings lining-up through the middle and Emiliano Buendia starting on the right-hand side.
El-Ghazi’s first-half performance in numbers
He touched the ball only 11 times over the 45 minutes – fewer than the home side’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez (13).
The Dutchman completed only five passes, lost possession three times and was also caught offside once.
It was a quiet first half for the hosts generally, with Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman largely a spectator as he watched four attempts fly off target.
Villa fans tear into El-Ghazi
“JJ Ramsey the only one trying here. Buendia and El Ghazi (especially) ghosting this game”
“Hi @ASRomaEN you still interested in el ghazi?”
“El Ghazi is such a championship winger. His production is so average”
“El Ghazi, kills the attack everytime”
“El ghazi starting has really done my head in”
“Same old El Ghazi, not a brain cell in sight”
In other news, a journalist has predicted this man will leave on loan.
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