Rating the Aston Villa Players in 2-0 Win over Shamrock Rovers

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Rating the Aston Villa Players in 2-0 Win over Shamrock Rovers
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Christian Benteke scored another pre-season goal

Aston Villa continued on their fine scoring run and made it two clean sheets from two games—a rarity in comparison with last season’s disappointing campaign—in their 2-0 win over the Shamrock Rovers in Dublin.

Strikers Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke, who Aston Villa recently confirmed had signed a bumper deal which will keep him at the club until 2017, both found the back of the net in a game that Villa manager Paul Lambert described as "a fine workout."

More important than the result for Lambert was the return of recent acquisitions Aleksandar Tonev and Jores Okore who had spent a sizeable portion of the preseason on the sideline as they both recovered from injury.

Weimann opened the scoring before Villa’s leading goalscorer of last season, Benteke, got on the score sheet, converting Matt Lowton’s devilish cross with an acrobatic header.

Here are the ratings for the Villa players who played for more than 20 minutes.

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