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Aston Villa 1 - Portsmouth 3

Villa Park

08/12/2007

Attendance: 35 790

Referee:

Aston Villa
1 - 3
Portsmouth
Barry (72, pen)
 
Gardner (10, og) Muntari (40, 61)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 35 790
The Teams
Scott Carson
 
 
 
David James
 
 
Olof Mellberg
 
 
 
Glen Johnson
 
 
Zat Knight
 
 
 
Sol Campbell
 
 
Martin Laursen
 
 
 
Sylvain Distin
 
 
Wilfred Bouma
 
 
54
 
Noe Pamarot
 
 
Craig Gardner
 
 
70
 
John Utaka
 
 
64
Nigel Hokey-Cokey
 
 
 
Papa Bouba Diop
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
 
Miguel Pedro Mendes
 
 
Ashley Young
 
 
 
Sulley Muntari
 
 
John Carew
 
 
 
Niko Kranjcar
 
 
88
Gabriel Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Benjani Mwaruwari
 
 
Substitutes
Shaun Maloney
 
 
 
Matthew Taylor
 
 
88
Stuart Taylor
 
 
 
Hermann Hreidarsson
 
 
Marlon Harewood
 
 
70
 
David Nugent
 
 
Patrik Berger
 
 
54
 
Asmir Begovic
 
 
Curtis Davies
 
 
 
Nwankwo Kanu
 
 
64
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
12
6
On Target
8
8
Corners
5
3
Offside
1
2
Yellow Cards
5
47
%
53




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 8 2007

Time: 4:20PM

Your Comments

Good side Pompey two great goals, we lacked in midfield due to Pompeys 5 in there, and they counter attacked brilliantly. Could of been a different game if Laursen had scored, but not meant to be....
krisvilla
They did to us what we did to Blackburn. Defended stoutly, played on the break, enjoyed that little bit of luck, took their opportunities, and fully deserved their victory.
glensider
Very good side pompey, thought it might have been a draw, but great strikes which Carson couldn't do much about.
will it ever happen
Still mystified by the substitution of Wilf, I honestly thought he was having a good game. Not surprised he shot down the tunnel with his arsee in his hand.
col8
Think it might have had something to do with the fact that he was reportedly unwell col8, although that was something I learned after the game. Otherwise agree, it was a strange decision.
glensider
Barry wasn't happy with the Bouma substitution either. I don't think he likes playing full back. I presumed he'd taken Bouma off to play 3 at the back and match the 5 man midfield but Barry simply replaced Bouma initially which was strange to me. NRC wasn't going to play the incisive pass so where was it going to come from then. Didn't help that PB didn't play as well as he can ...
Silver Fox
 

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