Ollie Watkins 8, Anwar El Ghazi 8; Vicente Guaita 6, Christian Benteke 5: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace player ratings

Villa prevail 3-0 despite Tyrone Mings red card on Saturday

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Aston Villa played half the match with 10 men but still managed to thrash Crystal Palace 3-0 and move into the top six in the Premier League.

Bertrand Traore put Villa ahead early on but the hosts had Tyrone Mings dismissed shortly before the break after picking up a second yellow card.

It made little difference as they outplayed Palace in the second half with Kortney Hause heading in from close range in the 66th minute.

Anwar El Ghazi's finish 10 minutes later wrapped up the points for Villa.

Villa climbed to sixth in the standings with 25 points from 13 games while Palace stay in 13th place.

Striker Ollie Watkins did not manage to increase his season's Premier League tally from six but the 24-year-old was instrumental in Villa's win with assists for each goal.

Player ratings from the match can be seen in the gallery above. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device.

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