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Aston Villa 2 - Derby County 0

Villa Park


Attendance: 40 938


Aston Villa
2 - 0
Derby County
Laursen (57) Young (61)
Venue: Villa Park
Attendance: 40 938
The Teams
Scott Carson
Stephen Bywater
Olof Mellberg
Andy Griffin
Zat Knight
Darren Moore
Wilfred Bouma
Claude Davis
Martin Laursen
James McEveley
Ashley Young
Craig Fagan
Stiliyan Petrov
Matt Oakley
Nigel Hokey-Cokey
Dean Leacock
Gareth Barry
Stephen Pearson
Luke Moore
Giles Barnes
Gabriel Agbonlahor
Steve Howard
Stuart Taylor
Robert Earnshaw
Patrik Berger
Gary Teale
Curtis Davies
David Jones
Craig Gardner
Lewis Price
Shaun Maloney
Tyrone Mears
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 3 2007

Time: 6:14PM

Your Comments

not sure on attendance, official site at the moment has it down as 47 938 which would be very impressive! Think it was just under a sell out so hopefully the 43k figure is nearer.
The Fear
time to start curtis
Not if Curtis plays as he did in the last minute today. Looked half asleep. Also thought today that the team looked sounbalance without a proper right back. Melberg is being really shown up now for his lack of ability going forward. Shame because he is a good central defender.Get the right back and we solve the centre half position to - or bring back Cahill.
would still love to see Mellberg and Laursen, that is the best partnership we have, they just read each other better. Mind you, I liked Cahill a lot as well.
The Fear
To be honest, althought its early days for Davies, From what i've seen so far Cahill looks better than both Davies and Knight. I agree the first choice is Laursen and olly paired in the middle though. How much did Derby not like Ashly Young today? They could not live with him at all. It was a close call for MoM today in my opinion, could have gone to Young or Laursen - both deserved it.
The Usual Suspect
I wasn't at the game today and just wanted to know how Petrov played . 16% in motm poll . What did he do well ?
He looked more comfortable on the ball, he passed quite well and when he was moved into the middle he imposed himself on the game quite well. He's started to create a couple of openings for the team as well. It wasn't a blinder of a performance, but it was a damn sight better than some of his recent shows.
The Usual Suspect
He showed a bit of vision too at times. One chest down and ball into forward into space was a clever move. He is better than before -sShooting still woeful though.
attendance 47.938 plus 2 for the last 15 mins anyway
good result for ya a win's a win keep on going and we'll see ya in ayear or two
ozanne park rangers
Another 3 points, O'Neill seems to be getting it right this season and you have a good blend of youth and experience.
Good result against a poor side. Need to keep the results coming for a European spot.
will it ever happen
Martin Laursen again put in another world class performance and deserved his Man of the Match champagne, for him to get injured would be an unthinkable blow to the team.
impressive attendance, especially when we can only fit 44 odd thousand in the ground! ;o)
The Fear
At the game they said it was 40,230 or so
Had to give my season ticket to a friend so couldnt go, impressive attendance, anything over 40k against Derby is good. sounds like Petrov had a solid game, i'm glad, these are the games he needs to play to get his confidence back.
Isn;t that an over capacity attendance?! It was 40800?
The attendance was just shy of 41k Fearo.
Possession 65/35. Changed the attendance. Official site had it down as 47 980 so all the bbc etc followed with that stat which would have been very impressive indeed as we only hold 42 640
The Fear
Nice to see us take care of business against a lesser side, sometimes teams have a tendency to play down to the level of their opponent. Gotta do it again vs Blues
Scot Dutch
Three points, relatively easy victory, a few positives, and now for St Andrews. Hopefully Ashley Young's injury is none too serious.
Another reasonable Stan Petrov showing. In the words of C,S,N,Y, 'Its Been A Long Time Coming', but he certainly looked the part today.

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