Journalist Gregg Evans was full of praise for Leander Dendoncker in Aston Villa‘s win at home to Brentford, hailing him as ‘superb’
The Lowdown: Brilliant win for Villa
Life after Steven Gerrard started in memorable fashion for the Villans on Sunday afternoon, as they hosted the Bees in a Premier League clash.
Villa made a stunning start to the game, leading 3-0 before 15 minutes were even on the clock, with Leon Bailey opening the scoring and Danny Ings scoring twice.
They ended up winning at Villa Park, on what was a memorable day for interim manager Aaron Danks.
The Latest: Dendnocker receives special praise
“A side-note: Dendoncker has been superb in these opening 15 minutes. Already making a big difference in midfield, winning challenges, mopping up when required and moving the ball forward efficiently.”
The Verdict: Excellent performance
Dendoncker fully repaid the faith that Danks showed in him against Brentford, putting in a dominant display that played a key role in Villa’s emphatic win.
Should Villa move for Conor Gallagher?
The Belgian enjoyed a 95% pass completion rate, according to Sofascore, not to mention winning four out of his five ground duels and making three tackles.
On this evidence, Dendoncker deserves to keep his place over the dropped John McGinn and it will be interesting to see if the eventual new manager keeps playing him.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience