Maloney & Osbourne Praised
Martin O'Neill has praised the team performance as they thrashed Wrexham 5-0 in the Carling Cup last night.
The Villa boss said, singling out Isaiah Osbourne and Shaun Maloney for special praise:
'We played very well and the most important thing was to get the first goal. Maloney was terrific for us all night. He scored a wonder goal and I thought Osbourne was absolutely marvellous as well. We had some excellent performances and there had to be because there was always the danger of Wrexham breaking us down and getting a goal.'
Adding, on the official site, 'Shaun carried off where he left off on Saturday. At the start of the game I thought we were a bit anxious and I thought at times we overplayed. We wanted to blast a hole in their wall early on but overall we were delighted that Shaun got the goal in the first half. That settled us down and the second half was very good.'
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