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Sunderland 1 - Aston Villa 1

Stadium of Light

15/12/2007

Attendance: 43,248

Referee:

Sunderland
1 - 1
Aston Villa
Higginbotham (10)
 
Maloney (73)
 
Venue: Stadium of Light
 
Attendance: 43,248
The Teams
Darren Ward
 
 
 
Scott Carson
 
 
Dean Whitehead
 
 
 
Olof Mellberg
 
 
Paul McShane
 
 
 
Martin Laursen
 
 
Danny Higginbotham
 
 
 
Zat Knight
 
 
Danny Collins
 
 
 
Wilfred Bouma
 
 
Ross Wallace
 
 
83
 
Craig Gardner
 
 
67
Dickson Etuhu
 
 
61
 
Nigel Hokey-Cokey
 
 
Dwight Yorke
 
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Daryl Murphy
 
 
 
Ashley Young
 
 
Kenwyne Jones
 
 
 
Gabriel Agbonlahor
 
 
Anthony Stokes
 
 
70
 
John Carew
 
 
Substitutes
Grant Leadbitter
 
 
61
 
Shaun Maloney
 
 
67
Michael Chopra
 
 
70
 
Stuart Taylor
 
 
Andrew Cole
 
 
83
 
Marlon Harewood
 
 
Roy O'Donovan
 
 
 
Patrik Berger
 
 
Craig Gordon
 
 
 
Isaiah Osbourne
 
 
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
14
7
On Target
11
4
Corners
13
2
Offside
3
2
Yellow Cards
2
41
%
59




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Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 15 2007

Time: 5:02PM

Your Comments

We dominated this game but again the final ball to Gabby and Carew was woeful. Bouma and Barry were very poor. Great goal from Maloney, he basically saved us today.
whyvilla
When looking at the stats and listening to the press it would appear Villa should have got more out of the game, with the ref disallowing a late goal it seems to have been a fair result.
col8
Would be nice to see Maloney get his chance now, he could be the playmaker we are looking for, certainly a free kick specialist!
The Fear
Col - Listening to the press? It does make a nice clunking sound, I suppose!
NeilBaker
We dominated for long spells, without really looking in full control, and likely to take all three points. Perhaps the draw was the fair result at the end, particularly as the home side squandered the better openings.
glensider
We dominated this game more than we did the games against Birmingham, Boro, and Rovers. Agree about Maloney, but where do we play him?
glensider
Good point overall I think. They are not a bad team on home soil. Not too many teams will leave Sunderland with the spoils.
glensider
 

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