Villa Will Take Confidence From Old Trafford
Martin O'Neill tried to take the positives out of the game following our last minute loss to Manchester United yesterday.
He told the Villa website:
'That was very hard to take. We were splendid throughout the game. We went behind and came roaring back to take the lead - and deservedly so. The equalising goal went through someone's legs and left Brad unsighted - that can happen in a game. But for the winner it was a definite foul on Ashley in the corner beforehand. The linesman was looking at it from about a yard and a half away and refused to give it - and so did the referee.'
A foul done by a Manchester United player? Don't be daft, Man Utd players don't foul opponents, or if they do it is obviously in the rules they are allowed to as free-kicks aren't awarded!
He also bemoaned the 5 minutes of injury time saying 'psychologically it was a blow'.
'To come out of the game with something would have been a major boost but we haven't done. The irony of it all was I thought we were fantastic - really brilliant.'
MON says Villa will get 'great confidence' from the performance, hopefully enough to fuel us until the end of the season with a decent run starting with Everton!
Promising that although Arsenal are now 6 points ahead, Villa are still 'in there fighting.'