Aston Villa progressed through to the next round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night by beating Crewe.
Aston Villa supporters on Twitter feel that Matt Targett endured a tough game during Villa’s 6-1 win against Crewe in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.
Like a number of Villa players, Targett was making his debut for the club, but just before the break, he was forced off the pitch through injury – he joined from Southampton for a fee in the region of £12 million in the summer [Express & Star].
However, during the time he was on the pitch, Villa fans felt he struggled to get going as Crewe’s flying wideman, Owen Dale gave him a ‘right going over’.
In the end, his night was cut short, as Fred Guilbert took his place and ended up getting on the scoresheet late on in the game.
Villa’s attacking talent proved to be too good for the League Two side in the end, as Dean Smith’s side put their name into the hat for the next round.
Neil Taylor is Villa’s number one left-back and it seems as though Targett will have to do well to dispose of him now because he has made a strong start to the season.
Nonetheless, with Targett now on the sidelines, it means that Kortney Hause will become ever so important for the club because of his ability to play at left-back and at centre-back.
Against Crewe, he played alongside Ezri Konsa, with the duo impressing and Konsa opening the scoring on the night.
Nonetheless, here is a selection of Villa fans reacting to Targett’s performance:
Targett looks injured. He’s found it very tough tonight. Taylor for the time being definitely. #avfc— Villa Views (@VillaViews_) August 27, 2019
This kid on the right hand side for Crewe, Owen Dale is having a super game. He’s giving Targett a right going over. #AVFC— Colin Roberts (@colin_roberts) August 27, 2019
Thought Nakamba was superb and Davis’ hold up was on point as per. Hourihane & Lansbury looked in total control and Guilbert looked dangerous. CB pairing looked comfortable aswell. Targett looked off it, think he was carrying a knock. Can see why Taylor has been picked #AVFC— Reece (@Reece_AV) August 27, 2019
Owen Dale? The one that gave Targett nightmares?— The AVFC Faithful (@AVFCFaithful_) August 28, 2019
Disappointing night for Targett, these things can happen when coming in from the cold. Taylor has the #avfc LB shirt currently, Targett has to get back on the training field & await his next opportunity, not dwell on tonight & be ready when presented with his chance. Compete.— Lee Inman (@LeeInman4) August 27, 2019
I want targett to do well, and with time im sure he will do. But right now looking at his displays in pre season and last night woudnt feel comfortable with him starting.— Jaykae (@AVFC82_) August 28, 2019
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