Aston Villa journalist Gregg Evans has been sharing his thoughts on Villa right-back Matty Cash and his latest appearance for the Midlands club during their recent 2-1 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League.
On the subject of Cash, who started the game against the league leaders but was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession during the second half, Evans had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Matty Cash – what on earth was he doing? I mean, somebody so calm, somebody so measured, I’m a little bit surprised, I’ll be honest, I’m a little bit surprised at something like that, not necessarily two silly bookings when Man City were already down to 10 men, but something of that nature hasn’t occurred earlier in the season because he’s 23 years old, a young lad in his first season in the Premier League.
“He’s had a great season, so for me, it was always expected that there was going to become a game where we did something wrong, and it just so happened that it was on this occasion.
“Dean Smith really let it be known, his feelings, he was absolutely furious with him because that was Villa’s best chance of getting something against a team that they can’t ever get near to.”
TIF Thoughts on Gregg Evans’ comments on Cash and his sending off against City…
Given how Cash has managed to earn himself a solid season rating of 6.97/10 for his performances in the Premier League so far this season, making him Villa’s highest-rated full-back, it’s clear that he is having a decent debut season at Villa Park.
However, given how the Englishman picked up his two yellow cards in just a few minutes during the City game and got himself sent off when Villa had a man advantage over Pep Guardiola’s side after John Stones was sent off in the first half, it’s understandable why Dean Smith was not happy with Cash.
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Moving forward, looking at the fact that Cash has picked up several yellow cards throughout the season, perhaps he needs to work on his composure when he gets back on the pitch.