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Martin O'Neill Applauds Response

Villa boss Martin O'Neill has praised his troops for their response to the Carling Cup drubbing midweek.

He told the official site:

'That was a magnificent response to Wednesday night. That was an outstanding, battling, determined display. Everton is not an easy place to come and I'm absolutely delighted with the three points.'

Goodison Park has certainly not been an easy place this season, this is Everton's first home loss.

O'Neill said of his injury ravaged side: 'We had to make changes today, with three players out through injury, but the players responded magnificently. I was so disappointed on Wednesday night at Chelsea, because we had such terrific support and we let them down. Today we made amends.'

'There was loads of commitment and effort out there, but there were moments of quality as well. The build-up to the goal was a well worked move. Isaiah and Gabby did extremely well and Chris produced the sort of finish I know he's capable of. He did very well all afternoon for us and it's hard to single out players, because they all did well. But I thought Stiliyan Petrov was magnificent and he must be wondering what he has to do to get his first Villa goal. It will come and then we'll see a few more.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 11 2006

Time: 6:10PM

Your Comments

a great gritty performance to blow away the chelsea result...would expecvt no less from an o'neil team...........a great three points........
ernshaw
Trust the BBC, we all know they don't like to mention the Villa too much, so it came as no surprise to hear them say the performance of the day was Chelski 4-0 win at HOME to watford, yeah whatever, and then to top it off, when it came to showing the league table, you guessed it they where having a technical difficulties and "couldn't show us the league table just yet" hope you fix it for match of the day cos we're still in 3rd, it's better that way cos the juan-ker that is lineker will have to mention us now!
eltoro
This win in particular was an excellent result for you guys, what a difference a change of Manager and owner has made.
Cravens
I'm glad you mentioned the change of owner, Cravens, that was the key. Yes. MON has worked wonders but if the other fellow, I think his name was Herbert, had not got out, then MON would not have come in. So the one could not happen without the other. But it is great to be where we are. I don't think anyone would have predicted this, especially with virtually the same team as last year and several key players injured.
DoogieTyBrenin
Guys, were going on about Barry for England but on this form McCann is playing the best footy of his career. Yesterday he was immense! If Gerrard plays wide right and Lampard forward through the middle then McCann is playing better than Carrick. I never thought I'd ever consider this but just shows you how DOL affected the team.
Gazvilla
good win, everton are hard to beat at home.
dazza71
Agree with Gazvilla, McCann was immense. Thought Stan Petrov had his best game since Stamford Bridge first time around, while Isiah Osbourne was tremendous. What a young talent. Much more assured and self-confident than he was at Anfield, he's learning fast. Great day out.
glensider
Its virtually the same team as last term, what a difference!
Cravens
Another proof of the progress made to date. We definitely picked ourselves up off of the floor following the L.C. exit. and turned in a decent enough display.
glensider
 

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