Martin O'Neill On Poor Game
Martin O'Neill said after the 1-1 draw against Fulham that we 'shaded it' but just couldn't get a winner and conceded a draw was 'probably a fair reflection'.
He said: 'We shot ourselves in the foot by conceding so quickly. I thought overall we could have done better today, but a draw was probably a fair reflection. We did create a few chances towards the end and John Carew went closest. Had his late effort gone in, I would probably have said that we shaded it. But we couldn't get the winner.'
'We scored with a well worked and well taken goal. Gareth played the ball through to big John and I thought he put it away well. But we conceded almost immediately and that's a big, big disappointment. We couldn't get the ball off Fulham from the restart, they won the free-kick and we failed to defend it properly.'
Adding on the official site: 'The second-half was poor from both sides really and that's unlike us really. Even in defeat we've been playing better than that. But the point moves us on and we go into three big home games.'
Sounded an average game at best, never convinced that Villa should be playing 5 across midfield, but hey ho, I'm not the manager!