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Scunthorpe 1 - Aston Villa 2

Glanford Park

20/09/2006

Attendance: 6 502

Referee:

Scunthorpe
1 - 2
Aston Villa
Sharp (73)
 
Angel (42) (64) Missed pen (got rebound)
 
Venue: Glanford Park
 
Attendance: 6 502
The Teams
Joe Murphy
 
 
 
Thomas Sorensen
 
 
Dave Mulligan
 
 
 
Aaron Hughes
 
 
Richard Hinds
 
 
 
Olof Mellberg
 
 
Stephen Foster
 
 
 
Liam Ridgewell
 
 
Marcus Williams
 
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Cleveland Taylor
 
 
 
Stiliyan Petrov
 
 
Matthew Sparrow
 
 
 
Gavin McCann
 
 
43
Ian Baraclough
 
 
 
Steven Davis
 
 
Ian Morris
 
 
 
Gabriel Agbonlahor
 
 
Billy Sharp
 
 
 
Juan Pablo Angel
 
 
Andrew Keogh
 
 
 
Luke Moore
 
 
69
Substitutes
Josh Lillis
 
 
 
Peter Whittingham
 
 
43
Cliff Byrne
 
 
 
Stuart Taylor
 
 
Neil MacKenzie
 
 
 
Milan Baros
 
 
69
Andy Crosby
 
 
 
Martin Laursen
 
 
Lee Ridley
 
 
 
Patrik Berger
 
 
Game Statistics
16
Goal Attempts
17
9
On Target
8
7
Corners
6
2
Yellow Cards
1
44
%
56




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 20 2006

Time: 10:24PM

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I thought Sorensen made some excellent saves again, But, he is also prone to some basic mistakes. I personally think he is a weakness in the side.
Donzarra
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21/09/2006 08:55:00

I always feel sorry for keepers, they can make a string of excellent saves, but if they make one mistake in the match, conceed a goal, everybody is on his back. Is there a single keeper in the world who never makes mistakes?
Saurat
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21/09/2006 09:19:00

Sorenson is an excellent shot stopper, shame he lacks conviction in everything else. His distribution and judging crosses has been poor for a over a year now, i think its time for Taylor to have a go. Even though Tommo pulled off some fabulous sves last night he could have easily cost us the game, he reminds me of David James at times which is not a good thing. Full credit to Scunny they cut holes in us a few times last night.
son_of_cher
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21/09/2006 09:21:00

im so glad City, Boro and Fulham lost last night too! it could make our journey to the finals that little bit easier. LETS HOPE MANURE, CHELSEA, LIVERPOOL AND ARSENAL GET DRAWN TOGETHER NEXT ROUND
son_of_cher
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21/09/2006 09:23:00

I agree Sorenson made some excellent saves but let's not forget many of them were rebounds from his awful mistakes. He was appalling on crosses - which he always is - and, like James, a big mistake is always just around the corner
Steve W
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21/09/2006 09:32:00

Agreed Sorensen had an iffy game, but he has been pretty good this season up until now particularly in last saturday's game. Although Angel scored twice, he did miss a shed load of chances and with Baros hardly looking that great from the bench I would suggest that a centre forward may be high up the manager's shopping list.
andrew144
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21/09/2006 09:36:00

Agree with Steve W. Sorensen looks world class one week and then the next he seems prone to losing concentration. Last night he created needless pressure on the defence by making poor decisions and poor clearances. Was disappointed with Baros too. He looks a long way from being match-fit and he was a yard too slow all the time. He also look completely un-interested in getting involved.
DougInABox
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21/09/2006 09:38:00

i voted to change sorensen in the recent poll, he has alot of qualities but he's far too inconsistent. i agree taylor should be given a go and if by january we still dont have someone who looks steady then we should buy. we really haven't had an outstanding keeper since Bossie, Schemicheal was past it when he arrived, and Enkleman.....dont get me started!
bobbyfett
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21/09/2006 09:53:00

Baros looked like he was carrying a few extra pounds last night, he needs to start showing more commitment. If Angel gets a bit of luck we will have our 20 goal a season striker..i think he's hit the bar 4 times already this season , he could almost be in double figures already
son_of_cher
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21/09/2006 10:10:00

I've never seen a goal written as ' missed pen, got rebound ' before! Very graphical!
sandgroanun
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21/09/2006 12:30:00

If/when we start losing games, then Sorensen will start to really be put under the microscope. Not sure that Taylor has it in him to be an improvement on Tommy, but I guess we'll never know until he's given an extended run.
glensider
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22/09/2006 00:27:00

 

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