Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday September 23 2007
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.'
Our poll asked for your predictions, 63% predicted a win - although I don't think any expected Everton to roll over and play dead from the start did they?
19% said we'd draw and 18% predicted a loss - thanks for the visit to the site Toffee fans!
Our latest poll is asking for your man of the match vote.
Date:Sunday September 23 2007
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