Villa 2-4 Leicester: new signings and Iheanacho key stats

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Viktor Kristiansen

  • 6 tackles
  • 4 crosses

The new Danish left-back was another contender for man of the match, marshalling his side expertly throughout the game with aggression and strength that kept Leon Bailey quiet. He seems far more assured on the ball and doesn’t panic with an excellent reading of his opponent’s runs. His tackling was solid throughout with the joint most of the match with Timothy Castagne. He was also the most prolific at crossing attempts – even if none found their target. His reaction to one of his cleared crosses was to sharply play in Harvey Barnes who delivered an excellent cross for Iheanacho’s goal. All in all another successful Premier League debut.

Harry Souttar

  • 7 Clearances
  • 4 aerial challenges won
  • 1 own goal

The record books will show that Harry Souttar had a poor debut, putting through his own net in the first half. But it was an unfortunate deflection that could have gone anywhere and masks how solid Souttar was throughout.

Admittedly he will need to adjust to the pace of the Premier League quickly, but he imposed himself on the game with the most clearances and won the most aerial challenges as would be expected from his stature. One key moment came when he robbed Ollie Watkins with an excellent tackle to deny him a shot on goal.

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He will have better games, but this was far from a poor performance from the Australian international who showed plenty of promise. All of a sudden the prospect of playing three so-called big names in a row doesn’t have the same fear it once did. Leicester City might be a team to not take so lightly anymore.