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Martin O'Neill says that Villa got what they deserved today after taking all three points against Fulham.

He said after the 2-1 win:

'We got there in the end and we deserved to win the game. I thought the winner wasn't going to come with so little time left in the game but I felt we warranted the three points. We were attack-minded all afternoon. We went a goal behind but it was relentless after that. We had some great chances in the first half but still went in a goal behind but I felt we still had enough to win the game.'

Adding on the official site, 'At the same time as you are gallivanting forward it's possible to leave gaps at the back. We got a bit of luck when they hit the post and it would have been a long way back from 2-0 down. But I thought we earned that luck because we should have scored some goals before then.'

He also sang the praises of Shaun Maloney for the winner and has apologised for being such a naughty boy and being sent to the stands by match ref Steve Bennett.

See, Martin O'Neill isn't the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.

He said: 'At the end of the first half I went on to the pitch to remonstrate with the referee. I shouldn't have done it; I should have waited until we got to the dressing room. Two minutes were put up on the board and I felt that Fulham had spent that down with injuries. But the referee told me he had played two and a half minutes and said I shouldn't have publicly voiced my opinions. I think he's right so I do apologise. He told me I couldn't sit in the technical area in the second half. I shouldn't have done it, no matter how het up I was.'

Meanwhile Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez said: “I’m obviously disappointed. It was poor defending to allow the lad through on goal with a straight ball. We are being penalised for every moment that we do something wrong and at the same time, we’re having no luck at the other end. We’re four games in and there are 34 to go. We’ll be alright once we eradicate the errors that we’ve been making and have people in the team who don’t make those errors. We are having absolutely no luck whatsoever at this time and we’re compounding that by making serious errors in judgement at crucial times late in the game. As good as Aston Villa are, we should have got something from this game.”

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday August 25 2007
Time: 8:24PM


Come on come on come on...Maloney, plus Yung equals width...!!! Easy. Petrov must rest. *****ing great match.
25/08/2007 20:31:00
wow it even edits f c u k. what about fcu...only kidding. Now lets buy Diop, davis, that chelsea guy who never gets a sniff at defence....johnson. And....Defoe for good measure.
25/08/2007 20:33:00
What you aren't mentioning is the fact that Sanchez is being the moaning whiner the Premiership is(n't) crying out for. A penalty, yeah it may have been, but it happened, we should've had one too, but he doesn't mention that. Personally I thought with all the controversy that Steve Bennett had an exceptional game today, with the obvious exception of first-half stoppage time, a point Mr. Sanchez forgot to mention...
25/08/2007 20:34:00
how many more 'Get out of Jail Free' cards do you have left?
25/08/2007 21:11:00
25/08/2007 21:15:00
We used the get out of jail free card Liverpool gave us on the opening day
25/08/2007 21:54:00
There was me hoping the reason He & the Subs did not come out was because Mon had a bust up the the useless PetKnob Still gets selected beats me
25/08/2007 22:11:00
Brilliant result in the end! Had be worried though, would we have won the match if fulham didnt go down to 10 men? again no goal from our strikers. I knew we cud win as soon as petrov was taken off! He should never have started with the way he plays. Put him in the reserves and make him prove himself! WHY do we play gardner at right back when mellberg could play there? If cahill isnt gonna ever play sell him!
25/08/2007 22:14:00
suky - then we'd have to buy 2 cb's. Maloney and Luke must start next match.
25/08/2007 22:55:00
but we are only playing mellberg cb becauase we dont have any other to cover him in the center othawise he wud be the obvious right back. I dont see wht we dont play laursen and cahill in the centre and melleberg right back untill we get 1! and then leave gardner in central mid instead of petrov the waste of space. im not convinced with luke eitha hes got a lot to prove but id b happy to give him untill xmas.
25/08/2007 23:04:00
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