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Aston Villa name an un-changed 16 as Alex McCleish makes the odd alteration.

There is no return to the squad for Craig Gardner and Martin O'Neill has clearly seen no reason to change a squad that has scored 10 goals in its last two games. It also means that Shaun Maloney misses out once more despite the Villa manager saying that the Scottish International still had a part to play this season.

Birmingham City make two changes, with Mauro Zarate and James McFadden coming in for Mikael Forssell and Sebastian Larsson.

Aston Villa: Carson, Mellberg, Bouma, Laursen, Knight, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Barry, Young, Agbonlahor, Carew. Subs: Taylor, Harewood, Salifou, Routledge, Berger.

Birmingham City: Taylor, Kelly, Ridgewell, Jerome, McSheffrey, Nafti, Murphy, McFadden, Zarate, Jaidi, Muamba. Subs: Doyle, O'Connor, Forssell, Parnaby, Kapo.




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Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 20 2008

Time: 11:21AM

Your Comments

2-0 , half time. Blues aint even in it. COME ON !!!!!!!!!!!
Dudley_Villa
15 goals in the last 3 games!!!!!! 5-1 now. Lets buy some proper quality and numbers for next season so we can do it against the big boys regularly.
koolbill
Sidwell, yes - better end passer thean NRC and good competition and cover. Bent? Promising I think.
koolbill
LMFAO,5-1,lol,lol,lol. I knew they had it comming !!! Young is a GOD !!! I swear Mellberg had a tear in his eye when he came off. Bless ya Olof , thanks for the memories. AV it.
Dudley_Villa
Perhaps, in retrospect, the team news should have read something like, "We have one, they don't!"
Villan Of The North
Had to go with the same starting line-up. Just glad that everyone was fully fit and raring. Hopefully it will be same again at Goodison.
glensider
Surprised upon hearing their starting line-up that Forssell wasn't on from the get-go. He has that knack of scoring against us. Not complaining about him sitting on the bench, just thought it strange.
glensider
 

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