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Martin O'Neill On Man City Win

Martin O'Neill was happy with the way Villa reacted to a poor start following our 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday.

The Villa boss said: 'After a shaky start we were in control throughout.'

Adding on the official site:

'We played really well after the initial skirmishes. I thought that we were pretty slow to start and they had good possession in and around our box in the opening ten minutes. After we came through that spell without conceding a goal, I thought we were great and played really, really well.'

'We got the goal, which was obviously a big boost to us. Then we conceded a soft penalty just before half-time, but that went our way as it was missed. Then in the second-half we were great and on the counter attack we did really well.'

O'Neill on Match of the Day admitted it was a penalty after Thomas Sorensen brought down former Villa boy Darius Vassell.

He added: 'I was delighted for Ashley Young to be involved with the first goal. I saw last week that he was getting back to the form that encouraged us to go out and buy him in January. It was a great cross for the goal and John Carew put it away well. I was similarly pleased for Shaun Maloney. It was a good free-kick and to get your first goal for a new club is always a big moment. It will give him plenty of confidence.'

'In all, I was delighted with everyone and our brilliant travelling support can return home with smiles on their faces yet again.'

Now lets finish the season unbeaten and pick up two more wins, starting with a treat for the home fans next week who haven't had too much to cheer about but who have cheered none-the-less this season!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 29 2007

Time: 12:49PM

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I dont know what went through Tommys brain when he clattered Vassel, He could have just out jumped him and fisted it away.
col8
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29/04/2007 14:42:00

It's good to see Villa finishing the season strongly. Normally we're reduced to watching loss after loss in the last 8 games of the season. All of this should bode well for next season!
Thegreatdando
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29/04/2007 15:23:00

Be interesting in the close season & next year, also some new teams on the block. Let's hope we don't perform against Blues like when they came up last time.
tarzan
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29/04/2007 21:14:00

Last time we finnished a season this strongly Gregory had us top of the tabel next season. I don't expect that this time but it would be great to start the season the same way and still be in the top 6 come Christmas.
Villain Of The North
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29/04/2007 21:17:00

Easy penalty, Sorry-nsen planted a footy tackle (footy as in rugby) right on Vasoline. But for us gunning it it was only fitting to see blast-it-over-the-Barton do just that and in front of the Villa faithful. Man city need a shake-up, you know theyve lost the plot when Vassell isnt scoring against his former club
AussieVilla
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30/04/2007 12:47:00

Links in the papers to Boaz Myhill today, as well as the ongoing Boruc rumours. Seems Tommy's days are numbered.
DeanoVilla
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01/05/2007 09:08:00

Sorensen needs to go, he's not good enough for a top quality premiership team (which we are turning into) get Scott Carson or Ben Foster!
industrial_musical
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01/05/2007 14:01:00

After leaving both Maine Road and The City Of Manchester Stadium in recent years following defeat upon defeat, Saturdays performance/result made for an enjoyable day out in the Spring sunshine. Started a little bit shakily, but once we'd got to grips with the Citeh (after about fifteen or so minutes), there was only ever going to be one winner. They though looked the poorest premiership team I've seen this season, so lets not get too carried away just yet.
glensider
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01/05/2007 16:19:00

 

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