11 ball recoveries: Ashley Westwood shines in Aston Villa draw

Ashley Westwood: By The Numbers:  : 20160817

Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening.

Ashley Westwood: By The Numbers:  : 20160817

Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood was in fine for his side as they drew with Huddersfield Town this week.

Roberto di Matteo’s side drew with the Terriers when the two sides met at Villa Park on Tuesday.

The Villans had been on target for a second successive win after Ross McCormack’s opening goal, before Michael Hefele’s bizarre late equaliser saw them share the points.

Ross McCormack celebrates with Jack Grealish after he scores Aston Villa's first goalRoss McCormack celebrates with Jack Grealish after he scores Aston Villa's first goal

One man who enjoyed a fine game was Ashley Westwood, who posted a number of impressive stats throughout.

He managed 61 touches in total with all of those proving to be successful.

Defensively he was a rock, winning four tackles, two interceptions and posting 11 ball recoveries, the latter of which was the most of any outfield player in the game.

Aston Villa's Pierluigi Gollini looks dejected after Huddersfield's first goalAston Villa's Pierluigi Gollini looks dejected after Huddersfield's first goal

He also won possession in the midfield third seven times, again the most managed by any player in the game.

His passing was also solid as he managed 38 accurate passes in total and enjoyed an impressive overall passing success of 83%.

A solid display from the midfielder then, who on this evidence could be a star for Villa in the Championship this season.

Ashley Westwood celebrates scoring the second goal for Aston VillaAshley Westwood celebrates after scoring for Aston Villa

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