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Start Of The Next Run Starts Now

After seeing his side lose their unbeaten run in the Premiership Martin O'Neill declared 'We were undone in the first-half'

Dirk Kuyt, Peter Crouch and Luis Garcia scored for Liverpool before Gabriel Agbonlahor scored what proved to be a consolation goal for Villa. O'Neill told the official site:

'We were undone in the first-half. Don't get me wrong, Liverpool would have beaten a lot of top quality sides today and we were definitely second best in the first-half. At least we can say we had a go in the second-half and who knows, but for a terrific save from Sutton's header, we might have found a way back into it. That's not to say Liverpool didn't deserve the three points today, they did. But we can take heart from an improved second-half.'

'A lot of sides would have buckled after conceding three in quick succession before half-time. But we re-grouped and had a go. That's the end of the unbeaten run and it had to come eventually. I'm disappointed it came today, but the players know we have to start another unbeaten run now. If I look overall at the first ten games, I think the players have done very well. Now we have to go again and we'll be looking to bounce back next weekend.'

Next up come Blackburn Rovers who play in Europe during the week, lets hope they are tired when they visit!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday October 28 2006
Time: 7:42PM

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I think we all knew it wouldnt last that long, but im taking no disgrace from losing to a team whos main purpose this season was to win the title. We are learning and improving and given time will be back where we belong. Keep the faith. UTV!
silkie villain
28/10/2006 20:09:00
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Shame it didn't last 10 games but oh well maybe this is a sign we will start a winning streak instead of a drawing one
Christo
28/10/2006 22:20:00
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The second half was different, I have to admit I ticked the box for Villa to lose against Liverpool in the hope I would be proved wrong. Last time I try that trick.
col8
28/10/2006 23:29:00
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We have been awful for the last 4 games we nearly lost to Fulham who were beaten by Wigan today, wake up and smell the coffee. We stunk thanks to awful tactics and team selection, and managed a comeback of minor proportions but why? Because of Agathe, don't make me laugh, bring back DLC, at least he gets crosses over Because Sutton made one header their keeper saved, get real, he also turned a certain goal bound shot from Davis wide when their keeper was beaten. Could it have been because the bloke O'Neill insists on playing wide right, won the ball in the air and ran on to superbly score with 4 defenders breathing down his neck You work it out or better still watch a match and not listen to a biased commentary from a bufoon who knows less about football than my sons hampster
avfc48
28/10/2006 23:32:00
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I think we lost because MON has changed his lucky glasses. Simple as that.
PatMcMahon
29/10/2006 09:35:00
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like you could do better avfc48! agbonlahor is more dangerous up front, angel and baros were a total shambles get rid of both of them in january. sutton done well when he came on it was like playing with nine men in the first half. my gran is quicker than angel and baros can go to hamburg for all i care. I would start with sutton and gabby against blackburn. we never expected us to be this far up the table so dont start slagging the team and tactics just because we lost one game. we missed McCann in midfield and we miss Moore with his pace.
samtozer
29/10/2006 14:33:00
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In reality, nothing has changed. It is still a tremendous start to the campaign, better than any of us dared hope for. The future remains very bright and positive. Beaten by a quality side, who ran us completely ragged during the first 45. Was Steven Davis' strike really going in when deflected by Sutton? I didn't think so at the game, and while I admit to not having seen t.v. replays it didn't look goalbound to me. Sutton attempted to put a finishing touch onto things. Cant fault him for that. Thought he played well when he came on.
glensider
29/10/2006 15:02:00
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davis strike was goal bound but the keeper would have saved it from what i seen. agree theat sutton was trying to put a finshing touch onto it glensider
samtozer
29/10/2006 15:39:00
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Knew we were on to a possible loser as not many goals going in - if Moore was fit I think we would have stretched them and taken it to the last minute for a decider....can't wait till he's back. I think we'll be changing alot of the personnle in January....MY predictions/wish list: Baros, Bouma, Agathe, Hughes, Sutton - OUT. Routledge, Robbie Keane, Nathan Tyson (Notts Forest - young striker), Defoe if possible.
koolbill
29/10/2006 17:34:00
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right back and left back needed desperately in january,hughes out of his depth yesterday again,has been are weak link all season and proved it again yesterday.horrific defending also by bouma at times.disappointing though if anything yesterday mightve proved useful to o neill by it showing are limitations and were they are if it wasnt identified before now. would love baines,bridge,wright phillips and keane in january.we are short of bit of quality in key areas but im sure are messiah will have noticed long b4 me! lol.
Belfast Villain
29/10/2006 18:45:00
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