Some Aston Villa fans on social media have been raving over the performance of Matt Targett against Manchester City on Wednesday evening.
Villa have every right to feel a little unlucky after losing 2-0 at the Etihad, with a questionable VAR call and a late penalty condemning them to defeat.
Unfortunately, the scoreline doesn’t reflect how well Villa played, and one man in particular was on top form.
Indeed, Matt Targett had one of his best games in an Aston Villa shirt against Man City, but unfortunately, Pep Guardiola’s side managed to get through once Targett went off with an injury.
As you can imagine, fans were concerned about his injury, but that’s largely down to how well the left-back played.
Indeed, Targett had one of the toughest tasks in world football in trying to keep tabs on Man City’s wingers, but he passed his test with flying colours, making five tackles and four interceptions to ensure that City were kept at bay while he was on the pitch.
Here’s what the Villa Park faithful have been saying on social media…
Targett MotM for me. Was immense. Hope injury isn’t a bad one. #avfc
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) January 20, 2021
Hope targett isnt out for long… Thought he was our MOTM tonight, defended excellently and has been very solid for the past few months too #AVFC
— Josh Newman (@JoshN_22) January 20, 2021
100% Matt Targett. The lad has excelled this season. I’m just hoping his injury isn’t too bad.
— Chris C (@C_Lioneye) January 20, 2021
Targett was immense tonight #avfc
— Chris Bedworth (@AVFCBedders) January 20, 2021
Matty Targett was excellent tonight. He’s really impressed me this season but more so he’s proved me wrong. He’s looking real quality. #avfc
— Leighton, Lord Castle of Aston. (@AVL8ton) January 20, 2021
— Tyler Hinsley (@TylerHinsley1) January 20, 2021
matt targett playing like a prime maldini
— ً (@lochiewaller) January 20, 2021
Targett has turned into prime Lahm here
— Leigh Allen (@LeighAV_88) January 20, 2021