Draw Martínez, from a spectacular save to suffer three goals in 15 minutes with Aston Villa

Draw Martínez’s great save in the first half

To the Aston Villa he missed an incredible game against Wolverhampton on Villa Park. He was ten minutes away from sealing a comfortable victory -with an undefeated fence of Emiliano Martinez– which put him in a privileged position in the Premier League. But it went from 2-0 up to 3-2 down in the epilogue. Draw had an extraordinary save in the first half and then had little to do in the conquests of the visit, which took three gold points from London.

Within half an hour of the meeting, Martínez contained a hand-to-hand ball to the Spaniard Adama Traoré, who shook point-blank and failed to beat his bow. It was one of the clearest plays of an early stage that ended without so many on the scoreboard. All the excitement registered in the snap.

At minute 3 of the second half, Danny Ings He stuck his head in to open the account. At 23 ′ it was the Scotsman John McGinn the one who widened the gap in the score and it seemed to guide the homeowners, who were beginning to savor a victory that would not materialize. But the house of cards collapsed when at 35 ′ he discounted the Moroccan Romain Saïss, who deluded the Wolves. At 40 ′ Conor Coady equalized things and when the fifth minute of discount was passing, the Portuguese Rúben Neves (from free throw, helped by a rebound off Matt Targett) turned history around.

Beyond the defeat that will have left a bad taste in your mouth, nothing will tarnish the great present you are going through Draw Martinez, who had just blocked his goal in the last three matches with the Argentine team (0-0 against Paraguay, 3-0 against Uruguay and 1-0 against Peru). What’s more, was nominated among the top ten archers on the planet for the Lev Yashin Award for Best of the Year.

So far this season in the Premier League he has saved 7 games (he only missed the 3-0 defeat against Chelsea) and received 9 goals with the three of today. Aston Villa was in the middle of the table with 10 points, 8 behind leaders Liverpool. Next Friday he will visit Arsenal, the 29-year-old former team from Mar del Plata.


Stadium: Villa Park

Referee: Michael Oliver