Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba

Nakamba mesmerises fans with solid display in Gerrard debut

BIRMINGHAM. — Steven Gerrard says Aston Villa must back up their 2-0 win over Brighton with a result at Crystal Palace next weekend.

Gerrad got off to a perfect start with his new club by overcoming a tricky first test against Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove side who were unbeaten away from home this season, before making the trip to Villa Park.

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It was the performance of Marvelous Nakamba that caught the eye of the supporters after he completed 27 of his 28 passes in what was a solid display by Gerrard’s side.

On their official Twitter account, Aston Villa released Nakamba’s statistics, which showed that he had a near perfect performance. “(96% pass accuracy (27/28 pass accuracy for @Nakamba_11 at the weekend. Marvelous performance,” the club posted on its social media pages.

Villa left it until the last 10 minutes to score both goals that secured them victory, with goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyron Mings.

The Birmingham Mail was full of praise for the former Bantu Rovers star.  “But it was the performance of Marvelous Nakamba that caught the eye of the supporters after he completed 27 of his 28 passes in what was a solid display by Gerrard’s side. And now fans are hoping Gerrard can tease the best out of the Zimbabwe international as they rushed to laud his display on social media.”

The supporters were mesmerised by Nakamba’s show.

And now fans are hoping Gerrard can tease the best out of the Zimbabwe international as they rushed to laud his display on social media.

Here’s what the fans had to say on Twitter.

Tom Ellis: “This is where Dean struggled to utilise Nakamba, he’s generally done the basics very well. Asking him to progress the ball is too much.”

Kevin Hughes: “He’s never going to be pinging 30-yard diagonals, but if you want a DM to sit and cover, he’s fine. This is why I wasn’t on board with the summer calls for a ‘DM’. We have one, just not often used. A better quality CM, sure, but that’s a different conversation IMO.”

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