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O'Neill rues Wigan loss (AUDIO)

O'Neill rues Wigan loss (AUDIO)

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For the past few weeks, Aston Villa have been the entertainers of the Premier League. Scoring 17 goals in their last 4 outings, the side have come from a somewhat outside position in the table to put genuine pressure on fifth placed Everton and that coveted UEFA Cup spot.

With Portsmouth fading in the league having qualified for the FA Cup Final and Tottenham already ensuring that their position in the UEFA Cup was guaranteed for a third straight season back in February via their Carling Cup win, the pressure has been on the chasing pack for that 5th spot. Last season of course, with a Chelsea Carling Cup & FA Cup double, the spots for Europe went down as far as 7th.

However, it's different this time around with non-top 4 teams claiming the cups and thus increasing the tension for Europe's second tier competition.

So a result was vital in their last home match of the season versus a Wigan side who still had not secured their status in the Premier League. But in a shock result, Villa just didn't turn up and Martin O'Neill admitted afterwards he cannot find a single excuse for their poor display as Antonio Valencia's second half double ensured the Latics' future for the next year. Villa fans must now hope to beat West Ham away next weekend and hope Everton take nothing from their last match at home to Newcastle United if they harbour hopes of automatic qualification.



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Writer:Lee
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
Time: 8:35PM

Comments

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Shocking performance........... worthy of 5th?
col8
04/05/2008 23:59:00
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I still think we can do it!
los_angeles_villan
05/05/2008 07:54:00
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It'll need a complete about turn on that performance to get anything at Upton Park, particularly as they'll be going all out to end their campaign on a high, and put one over old boys MH and NRC. Guess we're relying on The Big Ecks lads to do us a favour by turning over Blackburn.
glensider
06/05/2008 14:59:00
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Fair play to Wigan they have made themselves very difficult to beat recently.
DeanoVilla
06/05/2008 15:53:00
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