Aston Villa followed up their 3-0 win over Minnesota United with a 1-0 win against Shrewsbury Town on Sunday afternoon.

The Shrews came flying out of the blocks and put Villa under pressure for the first ten minutes or so, even forcing a fine save out of Jed Steer.

However, Dean Smith’s men grew into the game and were the better team for the majority of the first forty-five minutes, but they just couldn’t find the back of the net.

Keinan Davis came the closest, but he saw his fierce shot saved superbly by Max O’Leary in the Shrewsbury goal.

All of the outfield players were changed at half-time and the deadlock was finally broken in the 66th minute when Wesley Moraes flicked a great through ball on to Scott Hogan, who managed to squeeze the ball under the advancing O’Leary.

Villa kept pushing for a second goal to kill off the game, but some resolute defending from the home team meant that Villa had to settle for just the one goal.

Despite the scoreline, Smith will be relatively pleased with a lot of what he saw today.

Here are our player ratings from the game…