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Villa - Job Done v Blackburn Rovers

Villa - Job Done v Blackburn Rovers

Martin O'Neill declared after the 2-0 canter against a disappointing Blackburn Rovers: 'We got the job done.'

A penalty from Gareth Barry and a goal Juan Pablo Angel in front of a disappointing 30 000 crowd saw Villa win with ease against Mark Hughes hit and hope team.

O'Neill reflected: 'We got the job done today and that's all that mattered. It was nice to get back to winning ways, because we hadn't won in the league for a little while. It wasn't a classic and we'll certainly play better, but I don't think anyone can say we didn't deserve the three points. I've not seen the penalty decision again, but I was delighted for Gareth to put it away.'

'Getting the penalty was one thing, but after recent events, there was no guarantee we'd score it. The second goal came at a good time and just settled things down for us. Juan Pablo did well.'

Adding, on the official site: 'I thought Chris again showed what he can bring to the team. He was a little sore at the end, but he worked very hard for the cause. Martin Laursen was given the sponsors' Man of the Match award and he did very well. He stepped in at the last minute and once again he didn't let us down.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 5 2006
Time: 5:59PM


Blackburn were poor today for sure but the tag they are labeled with is an unfair one and one that people wouldn't have if they watched Rovers play more, rather than just go on a reputation of years gone by. We are more than just a "hit and hope" side!
Hughes Da Man
05/11/2006 18:10:00
today was awful so to be fair that is all I can judge them by, they were over physical, wanted our players shirts more than some of our players wanted as they kept trying to tug them off and didn't seem to be able to pass the ball about. Good on you for a) coming on here after a defeat b) sticking up for your club though, I'd be doing the same, and as you watch them week in and week out, I'll take your word for what they usually do. Today they looked like a team bang in trouble as they had no invention.
The Fear
05/11/2006 18:46:00
6th place hoo rah bring on Chelsea
05/11/2006 19:03:00
I'm sure we're all disapointed with a 30,000 crowd, but it will take a while to get every one back in the mould, a few good signings from mon should see the fans return. And the players are doing there part {well done lads} so lets be patient and I'm sure they will all come back. GO THE VILLA
05/11/2006 19:10:00
Martin Laursen best player easily.
chris the villan
05/11/2006 19:12:00
will Barry get the call up he deserves for the friendly in Holland? if he doesn't get in this squad he never will.
05/11/2006 19:28:00
Laursen was excellent. A very soft penalty, it has to be said. Thought Sutton would have to be stretchered off at the end, he was so knackered! Poor crowd, probably because of the switch to Sunday. But all in all, three good points. Bring on Chelski!
05/11/2006 19:56:00
From what I've heard we were poor and I'm disappointed that we played such a poor game, hoofing it forward so much. Sure we are a physical side but we do also play football... most the time. Good luck to Villa, you'll be a top six club this season, we'll find it MUCH harder this time. As for Barry FANTASTIC footballer I've praised him several times and think he should be in but with McLaren you can't help but think he won't?
Hughes Da Man
05/11/2006 20:47:00
great result for us today 3 points is all that matters whether you play well or not.
05/11/2006 21:00:00
After last season its just so nice to get some points on the board . Aston Martin rules !!!
atkinson villa
05/11/2006 21:27:00
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