Aston Villa player ratings vs Norwich City: Super sub Danny Ings to the rescue

Steven Gerrard’s substitutes had the desired effect on a day that saw Norwich City relegated.

Saturday, 30th April 2022, 5:13 pm

Aston Villa’s seemingly never-ending winless run finally came to an end thanks to a 2-0 victory over Norwich City at Villa Park.

Danny Ings was the difference maker on the day. His forced introduction towards the end of the first-half in place of the injured Leon Bailey turned into a blessing in disguise as he bagged himself an assist and goal.

It was a result desperately needed after a miserable last month for the claret & blue but one that had consequences for former manager Dean Smith and Norwich City, who were relegated at full-time.

A game that will certainly not live long in the memory but a win is a win.

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Mings, Chambers, Digne; Ramsey, Iroegbunam (73’ Luiz), McGinn; Bailey (40’ Ings), Watkins, Coutinho (76’ Buendia)

Subs not used: Olsen, Konsa, Traore, Young, Nakamba, Chukwuemeka

Norwich City (4-2-3-1): Krul; Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Dowell, Normann, Rashica (77’ Rowe), Lees-Melou (67’ Sargent) (81’ Rupp), Williams, Pukki, Gilmour

Subs not used: Gunn, Gibson, Placheta, Sorensen, Giannoulis

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