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Big Mac On Massive Win v Everton

Kevin MacDonald has told the official site that the desire to win from the players was very important and hopes that 'instills belief in them from supporters.'

He also admits that Villa rode their luck... see the stats: Click Here (18 corners, 59% of the ball to Everton) but that we also had our own chances to score more.

'The whole team impressed. I was pleased with the way the forwards like John and Ashley were tracking back to try and shut people down. That was great. Obviously Richard and James were throwing themselves around, getting headers in and Brad made two or three good saves too. But the whole team put a shift in to defend and attack - that's the important thing. Some of the work we've done on the training ground with the defending paid off. I thought all those players were fantastic.'

John? Was Carew on the pitch? Sorry, had to make one bitchy comment today!

The caretaker boss added that it showed a return of the attitude from last season not wanting to concede goals.

'Everton are a very, very good side. Their position of having one point in nine belies how good a team they are. I thought we rode our luck but I also thought they rode their luck too with the chances we had. We should have maybe taken more care and been more clinical in front of goal. But a win is a win in the Premier League. They are difficult to come by. They did well today. I hope it was entertaining. It was quite nailbiting. It became open at times but I just hope the fans enjoyed the match.'

It certainly was all those things, I'm half dead from nervous exhaustion!

Oh and for those that don't know, Stephen Ireland hurt his hamstring in the warm up so wasn't played. Hopefully not lasting damage.

Anyone care what David Moyes thinks? He came into the Villa technical area a few times today, I wonder if he was trying it for size?!

Anyway, the Everton boss said: 'Of course I'd like to manage Villa, they are a massive clu..... oh no, sorry, he didn't say that.

Moyes said: 'We did enough to get something from the game, if not more than one point. We had dominance for most of the game but you have got to score. We have played well in other games as well and not been able to make it count. We were getting into the final third but then not creating well enough or making situations into better opportunities.'

Worst start in the PL for ten years for Everton, then again, we are only 3 games in so hardly time to panic I'm sure.

As for Villa. Club in crisis according to the press. 6 points out of 9 according to the league!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 29 2010

Time: 9:14PM

Your Comments

I'm sure we would have lost today..... if we didn't score and they did - bit like Man City - where was Milner then? Enjoy the glory! UTV and be possitive.
RiF
RIF now pancho's comment is negative mate :P, Pancho i agree with some things to be honest but we did win today not lose, KMac probably wont get the job anyway and yes downing had been a waste so far. But as far as maradonna goes, i think your the weird one haha.
P.Avfc
Rob-EFC... don't get wound up. If Moyes had played Saha from the start, I doubt we'd be celebrating a win, because before he came on Brad didn't have to do anything of note (and I'm including watching Pienaar's excellent shot cannon off the bar). I'd say we were strong in defence and had the better chances. Also, Moyes decision to with a player who is getting up to speed with Premiership cost you the points today. Still, I like Everton and I'm sure you'll be up there at the end of the season.
Rawlie
We played like that the last 20 mins rob, what else would we have done? Left the game wide open with you attacking non stop? We had little confidence and it was vital we picked up a win. Dont hate because you lost.
P.Avfc
I agree with most Reo made a difference today, I'd love Mac to start playing 4-5-1 again Friedel L Young Collins Dunne Warnock Albrighton Reo Ireland Petrov A Young Carew or Gabby Is it just me who thinks this is the way to go?
claretandbluearmy
Personally after the humiliation at the hands of the Geordies a 1-0 win wether you played good or bad is a great sign of fight and spirit in the camp , Everton are struggling infront of goal and it showed , but while Villa cant get players in and have lost M.O.N then 6 points out of 9 is a great start , This season is all bout Consolidating and top 7 would be a good season and let a new manager have a good look at the players you have and hope Lerner backs you next year , See you soon from a Wolves fan !
ODDJOB79
 

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