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'That Was One Hell Of A Win'

An early Wigan goal looked like it may scupper our last game of 2007, before a pub team player and a bloke with a big name saved our blushes.

The game certainly wasn't without it's moments, even John Carew only lasted 11 minutes!

Anyway, a delighted wee O'Neill said:

'It was a hell of a win. I thought it was as good a win as any this season.

'I don't mean in terms of the whole performance because in the first half I thought we were a bit stodgy and didn't cause them enough problems.

'But we came out in the second period and applied ourselves superbly to the task and thoroughly deserved to win the game.

'It was a fantastic effort - particularly when you consider what we had to go through at Stamford Bridge a few days ago.'

The day was also one to remember for Curtis Davies, making his league debut for us and putting to bed his horror Cup debut of a few months back.

'I am delighted for Curtis. I thought his second half performance was absolutely terrific.

'He gave away a few daft fouls in the first half, ones I felt he had no chance of winning, but as the game wore on he got better and better and I was really pleased for him.

'He certainly didn't look like a pub player. He was 5,000 times better than he was against Leicester.'

Not for the first time, O'Neill was also full of praise for our travelling contingent.

'It was great to get the win in front of 5,000 fans. It was a brilliant effort to come all that way and I think it's almost incredible. I was delighted for them.'

Bring on 2008!




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 29 2007

Time: 7:04PM

Your Comments

haha i love how potato head blames 'the bounce of the ball' whenever we beat him. he said that earlier in the season, now, of course that ball has been bouncing in some funny directions again - otherwise wigan would have won! mmmm a sore loser if ever there was one. haha in your oversized weird shaped face, bruce!
ric112
This was a very important win for us today, to me more important than the draw against Chelsea.
chris the villan
Agree chris the villan. Three very valuable, much needed points, our first win in six. We've played well throughout December, but our points haul has been disappointing. Good to come back and win after trailing at the break, and another impressive away performance.
glensider
curtis davis has now been transfered from his local boozer , the dog and duck to one of the most entertaining football clubs in the premiership and on his debut he scored a fantastic goal to bring the villa level with wigan in a match where the awful weather stopped us from playing,the whole of the team gave there all for the cause so there was no man of the match today and i salute them for giving all aston villa fans a wonderful xmas so bring on the new year....and we should give them a standing ovation when they come out on the pitch against spurs to say a big thank you to all the players and management and lets have a proper new years party.
claretandblue
I'd agree that under the circumstances this must rank as one of our best wins of the season. How often do we grind out a win like that? Just what we needed before meeting Spurz. Bravo lads.
Saurat
It's nice the way the team has reacted to the pompy result. Yes bravo indeed.
chris the villan
Spurs will be a thorough test of another sort. Hopefully we will rise to the challenge again.
glensider
 

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