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2 - 1
Reading

Villa Park

23/08/2006

Attendance: 37 329

Referee:

Aston VillaReading
Angel (34, pen) Barry (61)Doyle (4)
Thomas Sorensen     Marcus Hahnemann    
Aaron Hughes     Graeme Murty    
Olof Mellberg     Ibrahima Sonko    
Liam Ridgewell     Ivar Ingimarsson    
Jlloyd Samuel     59 Nicky Shorey    
Luke Moore     Seol Ki-Hyeon    
Steven Davis     James Harper    
Gavin McCann     Steve Sidwell    
Gareth Barry     Bobby Convey     65
Gabriel Agbonlahor     Kevin Doyle     81
Juan Pablo Angel     Leroy Lita     36
Substitutes
Peter Whittingham     59 Brynjar Gunnarsson     36
Lee Hendrie     Graham Stack    
Stuart Taylor     John Oster    
Martin Laursen     Shane Long     81
Djemba-Djemba     Stephen Hunt     65
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
5
1
Corners
6
2
Yellow Cards
1
49
%
51

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 23 2006
Time: 11:15PM

Comments

0
Inspired sub, Samuel was having a shocker. DOL would have kept him on. Whittingham stuck the only decent cross in. Good to see us up the league even at this stage.
Gazvilla
24/08/2006 07:14:00
0
Was a tight game and i was very impressed with Reading who continued to look good even with 10 men. MONs switch from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 just before the sending off was the turning point of the game. Its nice to see a villa manager that can an actually have an influence from the side-lines.
andrew144
24/08/2006 09:03:00
0
Was nice to see a Villa manager actually standing on the sidelines and not hiding in the back of the dug out. His honest post-match interviews are a breath of fresh air too
DougInABox
24/08/2006 11:39:00
0
Couldn't get to the game coz working in Cambridge, but watched Soccer night on Sky and MOTD. Sounded like we were very lucky to get all 3 points and the sending off was very dubious. Nice to have a bit of luck tho.
DeanoVilla
24/08/2006 14:26:00
0
Red card was a little harsh, it looked more of a clumsy challenge than anything malicious. It definitely changed the course of the game, them down to ten, and having to take the livewire Lita off. This was definitely a game we'd have lost last season, particularly after going 1-0 down.
glensider
24/08/2006 18:23:00
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