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Aston Villa 2 - Reading 1

Villa Park


Attendance: 37 329


Aston Villa
2 - 1
Angel (34, pen) Barry (61)
Doyle (4)
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 37 329
The Teams
Thomas Sorensen
Marcus Hahnemann
Aaron Hughes
Graeme Murty
Olof Mellberg
Ibrahima Sonko
Liam Ridgewell
Ivar Ingimarsson
Jlloyd Samuel
Nicky Shorey
Luke Moore
Seol Ki-Hyeon
Steven Davis
James Harper
Gavin McCann
Steve Sidwell
Gareth Barry
Bobby Convey
Gabriel Agbonlahor
Kevin Doyle
Juan Pablo Angel
Leroy Lita
Peter Whittingham
Brynjar Gunnarsson
Lee Hendrie
Graham Stack
Stuart Taylor
John Oster
Martin Laursen
Shane Long
Stephen Hunt
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
Yellow Cards

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 23 2006

Time: 11:15PM

Your Comments

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.
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.
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
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.
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.

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