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Aston Villa 2 - Reading 1

Villa Park

23/08/2006

Attendance: 37 329

Referee:

Aston Villa
2 - 1
Reading
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
 
 
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




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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.
Gazvilla
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
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
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
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
 

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