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Aston Villa 1 - Middlesbrough 1

Villa Park

25/11/2006

Attendance: 33,162

Referee:

Aston Villa
1 - 1
Middlesbrough
Barry (45+ pen)
 
Christie (43)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 33,162
The Teams
Thomas Sorensen
 
 
70
 
Mark Schwarzer
 
 
Olof Mellberg
 
 
 
Emanuel Pogatetz
 
 
Liam Ridgewell
 
 
 
Jonathan Woodgate
 
 
Gary Cahill
 
 
 
Robert Huth
 
 
Wilfred Bouma
 
 
 
Abel Xavier
 
 
Gabriel Agbonlahor
 
 
 
James Morrison
 
 
83
Gavin McCann
 
 
 
George Boateng
 
 
Isaiah Osbourne
 
 
61
 
Andrew Taylor
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
 
Julio Arca
 
 
Stiliyan Petrov
 
 
 
Malcolm Christie
 
 
76
Juan Pablo Angel
 
 
61
 
Aiyegbeni Yakubu
 
 
Substitutes
Stuart Taylor
 
 
70
 
Lee Cattermole
 
 
83
Milan Baros
 
 
61
 
Massimo Maccarone
 
 
76
Steven Davis
 
 
61
 
Brad Jones
 
 
Peter Whittingham
 
 
 
Jason Euell
 
 
Aaron Hughes
 
 
 
Stuart Parnaby
 
 
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
9
4
On Target
4
9
Corners
4
2
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
3
52
%
48




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 25 2006

Time: 6:26PM

Your Comments

We didn't cope well with there 352 system. Ossie and McCann had stinkers but I couldn't see Boro scoring. MON thought both goals were dodgy. It now appears the Boro goal was offside but if you look at The Boro keeper he didn't complain much! Second half much better and we were unlucky. Davis was far better than Ossie and is due a start on Wednesday. Thought Bouma, Petrov and Barry were superb at times doen the left. McCann got bullied by Boeteng today which is a concern. Let's hope it's a one off. UTV
Gazvilla
Petrov "earning" a penalty! Different club, different league but some things just don't change...!
ForeverHoop
I'm very dissapointed with the result
Christo
Malcolm Christie - first goal in two years, two years dogged by injury - I bet he was well chuffed.
merlin
But there's no way GB was man of the match - he was good, but there were better players. Wilfred Bouma and Ollie Mellberg for two! Ollie was superb! Never seen him go forward like that before. The penalty was definate, their goal miles offside! ANd what were two of our goals disallowed for??? Anyway not a bad result and we're still nearer the top than the bottom - so can't have too many complaints!
Miss_Aston
just can't see why we'd play 4-5-1 at home, still, MON knows full well there are new players needed, a striker and a midfielder are certs, worried about Petrov though, following a great debut his contribution seems to get less and less by the game.
The Fear
poor shooting for this level..almost a 25% accuracy rate....
ernshaw
We're definitely lacking up front, dominating games yet just not capable of seeing teams off. Disappointed, but not surprised at the 33,000 (just) attendance. Where are the stay-aways? Why are they staying away?
glensider
Fear - I didn't understand why we went 451. The game was crying out for more support to Angel. Perhaps he wanted to match Boro but we should be imposing ourselves on the game. Definately a better second half. As for Petrov you could see with his link up play with Bouma and Barry that given good players around him he can do the bizz. A bit frustrating but we had 2 headers I thought were in and Baros had a shot just wide. No atmosphere though which is a shame. A must win on Wednesday to keep up the good work.
Gazvilla
Thought Baros or Gabby should have partnered Angel up front from the start and couldnt understand the need to play 2 defensive midfielders in mccann and osbourne. It just seemed a very defence minded team to start with at home..! I know Osbourne is only a young kid still learning the game but i think he has been poor the last few games and would prefer to see Davis or Hendrie recalled from Stoke.
deemz
yep, dont understand the formation either, I am sure he had his reasons but I cant see them, IMHO Petrov is suffering from self imposed pressure, he is just trying too hard, once he is on the score sheet he should start to settle down, the game was in our pocket and we just didn't have a striker, great to see The Beard getting into the action up front, crossed a few nice balls in, but there was nobody there. UTV
steff_the_villan
Definitely a very worrying result/performance. Good job maybe that we've got a few points in the bag?
glensider
 

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