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Emi Martinez: Player Rating and performance versus Brighton

The former Arsenal goalkeeper scored a perfect 10 FC Rating after a heroic performance in goal for Aston Villa on Saturday.

 
11:17pm on Saturday 13th February 2021
By
Robin Bairner

Emiliano Martinez continued his remarkable form for Aston Villa as he played a key role in their 0-0 draw away to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper produced a string of stunning saves to preserve a cleansheet in a fixture that saw the Villans out shot by 26 to four.

It was one of the most remarkable goalkeeping performances of the season - not just in the Premier League, but around Europe.

Brighton v Aston Villa Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Emiliano Martinez: Match Snapshot

Martinez found his goal under pressure from the beginning of the match, yet he was assured under the threat of the Brighton forwards and made a sequence of excellent blocks.

Not only did he prevent the ball from finding the net, he also prevented crosses from finding their mark.

Many of his saves were from efforts taken from distance, but he came up trumps with six minutes to go to flick a Danny Welbeck effort round the post when it seemed that his fellow ex-Arsenal star must find the net from close range.

That was his ninth save of the match - the most he has ever made in a Premier League game.

〽️ Emi Martinez: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

Martinez is enjoying a remarkably consistent season, regularly scoring FC Ratings of 7 and above. This, however, was his outstanding display, scoring a perfect 10 FC Rating.

It may well prove to be one of the best displays of his career.

🗝️ Key Stats

Emi Martinez match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating10Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Saves9
Recoveries8
Long balls18
Pass completion %71

Martinez: What Next?

Aston Villa and Martinez's next outing will be against Champions League chasing Leicester next Sunday. The former Arsenal man will hope for a quieter match.

Thereafter, there is a trip to Leeds and a home derby against Wolves.

Emiliano Martinez: Player Statistics, Career Stats and Position

Brighton v Aston Villa Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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