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Villa Striker In Actim Top 10

Villa Striker In Actim Top 10

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor’s goalscoring heroics in the derby win over Birmingham City lifted him into the top 10 of the Actim Index, the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League.

The Birmingham-born 21-year-old produced a vital goalline clearance at St Andrews to deny former Villa defender Liam Ridgewell before popping up at the other end to head home the decider with three minutes left.


Agbonlahor’s display earned him 30 points - his best away score of the season - and moved him up four places to 10th in the Index with 204 points. He was also named in the Actim team of the week.

He is level on points with team-mate Martin Laursen, the Denmark defender staying in ninth place. Ashley Young (18th), Zat Knight (33rd) and Gareth Barry (37th) are also in the top 50.

Analysis of all Premiership games is taking place throughout the season and the players in the Actim Index Team of the Week are:

Jose Reina, Liverpool
Glen Johnson, Portsmouth
Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United
Danny Higginbotham, Sunderland
Fabio Aurelio, Liverpool
Jermaine Jenas, Tottenham Hotspur
Lee Bowyer, West Ham
Aaron Lennon, Spurs
Mathieu Flamini, Arsenal
Carlton Cole, West Ham
Gabriel Agbonlahor, Aston Villa

The Actim Index is calculated using a unique mathematical formula that rates each player’s contribution be it goals, shots, passes, dribbles, tackles, crosses, saves, clearances, blocks, interceptions, assists, clean sheets, time on the pitch or number of points gained by the team with marks deducted for red and yellow cards.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday November 13 2007
Time: 12:54PM

Comments

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Well done gabby
BlindJak
13/11/2007 13:40:00
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Wonder what Gabby is worth in todays transfer market? When you consider we paid £9million for Young based on potential, surely both Gabby and Young must now be valued at £12mill + ?
DeanoVilla
13/11/2007 13:42:00
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Carlton Cole?!
johnnyuk
13/11/2007 13:42:00
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Carlton Cole in the same team takes the edge off it a bit - couldn't you have cut that name out?
Gordonsleftboot
13/11/2007 14:03:00
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He's still League One standard at best.
St Andrews Blue
13/11/2007 15:30:00
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St andrews - don't make me laugh. Gabbi has scored against some of the best defences in the premier league - man u, liverpool, Chelsea etc. Who has Cameron Jerome scored against? Derby? woo-hoo!!!
The Usual Suspect
13/11/2007 16:18:00
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Methinks St ANdrews blue is a little bitter about being spanked at his own manor!
The Usual Suspect
13/11/2007 16:19:00
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But these stats are a farce. Your one top-six level player, Gareth Barry, ranked as the fifth best Villa player? That's ludicrous.
St Andrews Blue
13/11/2007 16:30:00
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One top six level player???? Not seen Martin Laursen, Scott Carson, Ashley Young or Gabby play before then? Oh hang on - Yes you have - last Sunday at your gaff. What was the score again?
melski
13/11/2007 17:08:00
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Where are the blues players in the Actim index then?
The Usual Suspect
13/11/2007 17:16:00
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