Writer: Mike Field
Date:Saturday July 26 2008
Martin O'Neill stated after the Odense match, 'it was a great, great goal from a great, great player.'.
Ashley Young will certainly be partying tonight after securing Villa's place in the UEFA Cup, even if the match has cost us Bouma for the start of the season.
Villa dominated most of the game, and completed a 3-2 aggregate victory over Odense. We now have to wait until August 1st I believe before we find out who our first 'proper' European opponents will be.
Speaking on the official site, a delighted O'Neill said:
'I'm very pleased. We won the game and I think we deserved to win it but it was tough.
'They had a couple of chances in the first-half and it would have been very awkward for us had they scored. But I felt that we dug in and Ashley came up with a fantastic goal to win the game.
'Once we got our noses in front we saw it through better than we did last week. We'll come on a lot as a consequence of this game and I'm just really pleased to have got through.'
Speaking specifically about Ashley Young's goal, the manager continued:
'It was a great, great goal from a great, great player. He's in full control of the ball no matter what pace he's going at. Even in full flight you think he's capable of anything and he came up with a fantastic goal.
'He deserved the goal because he's getting back to the form of last year - perhaps more quickly than we'd imagined. We want him to keep performing.
'We had a number of chances in the second-half but the one goal was enough and we deserved to go through. That will bring us on immensely.'
Onwards and upwards now, and more signings please!
Date:Saturday July 26 2008
Sanchez Gains Okore Praise (Tuesday April 28 2015)
No Benteke Interest & Other Rumours (Tuesday April 28 2015)
Given Time? (Tuesday April 28 2015)
Sanchez Talks Manchester City (Monday April 27 2015)
Aston Villa Transfer Talk - One Link Is Half Decen (Monday April 27 2015)
Guzan Gets Sherwood Backing (Monday April 27 2015)
Sherwood On Manchester City Loss (Sunday April 26 2015)
Video/Audio - Manchester City Reactions (Sunday April 26 2015)
All Hail Tim Sherwood - The Messiah (Sunday April 26 2015)
Full Facial (Sunday April 26 2015)
|1.||Pride of Lions||984|
|Man City||3||-||2||Aston Villa|
|Man Utd||3||-||1||Aston Villa|
|12. Crystal Palace||34||11||9||14||-5||42|
|15. Aston Villa||34||8||8||18||-22||32|
|16. Hull City||33||7||10||16||-14||31|
|17. Leicester City||33||8||7||18||-16||31|
|Don't Insult Me - Pearson
» Leicester City : 28/04/2015 15:17:00
|Sanchez Gains Okore Praise
» Aston Villa : 28/04/2015 14:57:00
|No Benteke Interest & Other Rumours
» Aston Villa : 28/04/2015 14:46:00
|Audio - Three Players From Success?
» Arsenal : 28/04/2015 14:29:00
» Aston Villa : 28/04/2015 14:18:01