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O'Neill Happy, Moyes Not So Much

O'Neill Happy, Moyes Not So Much

Martin O'Neill has reacted happily to the 2-0 win over Everton today.

The Villa boss said the thought the performance was 'sound' adding that despite not reaching the same level as against Chelsea he was still 'delighted' with the three points.

'We always looked dangerous. We got the breakthrough goal which was great for us and great for John. We were doing OK at half-time, but we knew Everton would come back at us after the break.Then we lost John through injury, which was a blow, before Gabby went up front and scored an absolutely fantastic goal for us.'

On the second goal, scored with aplomb by Gabby he said, following the kick from Scott Carson, 'Gabby still had an awful lot to do. He brought it down absolutely delightfully with a great touch and then he finished well. I think TV replays have shown he was onside, so that was a good decision from the linesman I know Everton thought he might be offside and apparently Gabby thought so, which makes it even more pleasing that he finished the job and put the ball in the net.'

He also says that Villa deserved the win adding, 'That's three out of four that we've won now, which has given us a big boost in confidence. Winning football matches does that and make no mistake, this was not an easy game to win.'

Everton boss David Moyes told EvertonTV: 'If you concede goals like we do and can't score at the other end then it's a recipe for disaster. We didn't clear the first one, there was a slip in the box and maybe the goalie could have saved it as well.' And on the goal that he believes was offside he slated his defenders for not playing to the ref's whistle saying 'that is what you teach children.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday September 23 2007
Time: 5:30PM


I too am happy. Another good home performance from the team and the crowd.
Adam Deuce
23/09/2007 17:36:00
Love that picture! Thought the game was pretty awful but the result is all that matters. Sets us up for a cracking cup game on Wednesday!
The Fear
23/09/2007 17:38:00
If i was a villa fan i'd be furios you didnt put 7-10 past us, worst we've played since Arsenal put 7 past us a few years back. I thought Villa were poor too though to be honest, and 2 was probably a little generous, 1-0 villa would of been a fair result IMO.
23/09/2007 17:44:00
I was shocked Mike, not seen an everton team that poor in a long time, it was a pretty bog standard poor quality game really. Just glad of the points.
The Fear
23/09/2007 17:59:00
our defence is missing having howard stood their swearing, and stubbs blocking pretty much everything. IS that the price we are paying for trying to move forward with a backline that includes baines, yobo, lescott? should we of stuck with stubbs and yobo that worked so well last year, with lescott a left back? with baines, well may aswell put him left mid can't be worse than osman
23/09/2007 18:04:00
Shut up EvertonMike,sour grapes
23/09/2007 18:06:00
sour grapes? at no point have i said villa didnt deserve to win. not sure what i have put that offended you so much
23/09/2007 18:07:00
ok fair enough I retract that last comment sorry
23/09/2007 18:08:00
lol, that was a quick retraction! EvertonMike, agree, your team shocked me today, thought we'd be in for a right battle. Moyes no doubt will have bent their ears in the dressing room.
The Fear
23/09/2007 18:10:00
Thats a great result for us today I didnt hear or see anything of the game but Everton are a quality side and a team that will take points of our rivals.
23/09/2007 18:11:00
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