VILLA RATINGS: v BIRMINGHAM

Graham Hill takes a man by man look at Villa’s victory over Blues at St Andrew’s…. and guess who gets the maximum marks on a dramatic day

JED STEER: Not scared to go in where it hurts, still justifying keeping his place ahead of Lovre Kalinic…………………………………………………………………………………………….…. 7

AHMED ELMOHAMADY: Maintaining his performances of recent weeks, got to grips with Lukas Jutkiewicz on more than one occasion……………………………………….. 7

TYRONE MINGS: If it had not been for Grealish’s epic game, this guy would be a clear man of the match, defended for 90 minutes………………………………………………………… 9

KOURTNEY HAUSE: Got caught out on a couple of occasions, but held his own after being moved inside from left-back……………………………………………………………………… 7

NEIL TAYLOR: Recalled as part of Dean Smith’s back four reshuffle and did not put a foot wrong all day………………………………………………………………………………………………7

GLENN WHELAN: Not quite as effective as he was against Derby last week, subbed to make way for the more attack minded McGinn………………………………………………….… 7

ALBERT ADOMAH: Not one of his better games and he was also subbed as Green offered Villa more in attack………………………………………………………………………….………6

CONOR HOURIHANE: Almost added to his goal tally when he thumped a shot against the bar, another impressive display in midfield………………………………………..….8

JACK GREALISH: What else is left to say. Responed to sickening attack by scoring the winner, story book stuff and a fully deserved top mark……………………………………..10

ANWAR EL GHAZI: Missed an early chance and tussled with Harding who rarely left his side, but stayed focused throughout…………………………………………………………………. 7

TAMMY ABRAHAM: Not Abraham’s day, had his chances to score but could not add to his 21 goals………………………………………………………………………………………………..……..6

SUBS: JOHN MCGINN (for Whelan, 63 mins): Made a real difference when he came on, unlucky not to start but added dynamism to Villa’s attack…………………………………. 7

ANDRE GREEN (for Adomah, 63mins): Green also looked Sharp when he came on an had an effort cleared off the line………………………………………………………………………….. 7

BIRKIR BJARNASON: (for Grealish, 84 mins): Had to make sure he was part of the rearguard action as Blues stepped it up in search of a late equaliser…………….…………. 6

Not Used: Kalnic, Jedinak, Kodjia, Davis

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