Watford Draw v Aston Villa
Attendance: 18 620
Darn it, was meant to be entertained in a box at the Watford game but had to miss it due to a health glitch! Still, I watched in from an exec box in Redditch, well my apartment but you get the picture.
There are those that aren't happy with a point against Watford but in my opinion this is a game we'd have lost last season and if not for, once again, poor finishing, we'd have come home with all three points. There is no disgrace in any draw away from home, although the three points should and could have been sealed on our first half display.
The first 45mins belonged to Villa, we passed the ball about nicely and had the lions share of chances, some of which should have been buried without doubt. Stiliyan Petrov, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Steven Davis all had chances to get on the scoresheet, all three failed. Ben Foster was their man of the moment making some decent saves, although a few chances should still have beaten him.. Watford really didn't produce much in the way of chances and I was surprised how much time they gave the Villa players on the ball. I'd thought they were a physical and strong team.
The second half proved they were. Villa were unlucky to go in at 0-0 but by the end of the match we were lucky in some ways to finish 0-0.
The 'real' Watford came out for the second 45 mins and they dominated us, didn't give us a second on the ball and didn't allow the space they gave us in the first half. There were two players mainly responsible for the result as far as Villa are concerned, Angel for failing to direct a header from six yards out, it should have been a sure goal and against the run of play, I'd have expected it to have taken the sting out of the Hornets. The other player responsible was Thomas Sorenson, for all the right reasons. He pulled off three world class saves and assured a share of the points.
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*Not convinced either are wingers and I'm sure when the players are available to buy, neither will be utilised as such, Gabby might have more chance than Luke to become a winger though, but needs to find that final ball.
Baros (on for Moore 72).
Gardner (on for Davis 85)