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Martin O'Neill reacted after the 4-1 loss to Manchester United:

The Villa boss said: 'We gifted Manchester United goals and you can't afford to do that.' Adding on the official site, 'That was an especially disappointing game, considering the way we played in the opening half an hour. We came out with a great desire, great attitude and great ability. Ashley Young was causing all sorts of problems, Agbonlahor was terrific for us and we got the goal that our play probably deserved.'

'Then we had a great chance to make it 2-0, didn't take it and Manchester United are always capable at any given minute of coming into a game. I suppose I would say this, but I thought we gifted them their goals.'

He added we didn't deserve to be 3-1 down at half time and on the sending offs said:

'I've just seen them back again, not that I'm sure I needed to, and they were really harsh dismissals. The Reo-Coker one was a pivotal moment, because we were trying to get back into the game. Suddenly we were down to ten men and still trying to get there, but then we were down to nine. Effectively the game was then over as a spectacle and that's disappointing. It can happen, but it's disappointing. If you deserve to go off, that's fine, but I felt Reo-Coker's sending-off was very harsh.'

To be fair, if Scholes had done the same two tackles and not sent off, Martin O'Neill would be saying the ref bottled it, the first tackle was sloppy and players must know they get yellows against top teams especially for things like that? The second tackle was a lunge and in a position where he had no reason to do it, the red card was the fault of the player not the ref.

Sir Alex Ferguson said of the win: 'The performance is what we should be talking about because it was superb. The flow of our game, the tempo and movement, was outstanding. It was our best performance of the season.'

If United carry on like that, they'll be Champions again, Chelsea are already out of it, Benitez is too intent on an unnecessary rotation policy to mould a team and unless Arsenal can mount a challenge, the sensible money even this early on has to be on Manchester United, mores the pity! Agree or do you see another team mounting a serious challenge?




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Date:Sunday October 21 2007

Time: 12:27PM

Your Comments

United very good or did Villa let them look like that? I can never decide which is which.
Gordonsleftboot
United were excellent, and for 30 minutes Villa were better and deserved to be ahead. Unfortunately you can't defend like schoolboys against United, and they were very clinical in the ten minutes of the half. I have to disagree about the sending offs. Referees book players too easily these days. NRC's two fouls did not justify a sending off unless you want the game to be a non contact sport (which UEFA probably does). With regard to Carson, he was NOT the last man. Osbourne was covering the goal line, and should have only been booked. Despite defeat, there were lots of positives, ut also a reminder of how far we have got to go to compete at the top. One area we were obviously superior to United was in the passion and belief of our proper supporters compared to their glory hunters.
krfeskivilla
United were very good, no doubt about it. They looked a lot better than did Liverpool who beat us on the opening day. Thought Carson was unlucky to see red, Reo-Coker, well his dismissal was open to discussion. We were well beaten, but at least we kept going to the end.
glensider
I think we witnessed this seasons Premiership Champions in action today - and sadly they weren't wearing claret and blue.
glensider
 

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