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Aston Villa 0 - Sunderland 1

Villa Park

22/3/08 - 3.01pm

Attendance: 42,640

Referee:

Aston Villa
0 - 1
Sunderland
 
Chopra (83)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 42,640
The Teams
Carson
 
 
 
Gordon
 
 
Gardner
 
 
 
Bardsley
 
 
Knight
 
 
 
Evans
 
 
Laursen
 
 
 
Nosworthy
 
 
Bouma
 
 
 
Collins
 
 
Maloney
 
 
74
 
Edwards
 
 
67
Reo-Coker
 
 
57
 
Whitehead
 
 
Barry
 
 
 
Richardson
 
 
Young
 
 
 
Reid
 
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
 
O'Donovan
 
 
59
Carew
 
 
 
Murphy
 
 
87
Substitutes
Osbourne
 
 
74
 
Leadbitter
 
 
67
Taylor
 
 
 
Prica
 
 
Petrov
 
 
 
Fulop
 
 
Harewood
 
 
57
 
Yorke
 
 
87
Salifou
 
 
 
Chopra
 
 
59
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
12
3
On Target
3
20
Crosses
13
4
Corners
4
4
Offside
2
5
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
59
%
41




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 22 2008

Time: 5:07PM

Your Comments

Thank you and goodnight!
claretandbluestu
ermmmm, whats happened we seemed to have lost our way a bit, not good enough for europe, maybe got ahead of ourselves there. shame, still been a good season in my book.... mr carson tut tut tut
krisvilla
Whole season has gone tits up since the Arsenal game. Or was it the holiday in Spain?? Sunderland had only got 3 points from the previous 30 away from home. After going 24 games of constant scoring we can't find the back of the net now and still can't even keep a clean sheet. All we had was Osbourne as a supersub to worry the opposition. MON had to act in Jan. I have saved AVFC48 a job in moaning
Villan444
....something happened in the 94th minute at the Emirates Stadium, and we aint quite been the same since, me thinks.
claretandbluestu
oh well....
krisvilla
Carson should return to liverpool. Taylor deserves a chance. We need two new full backs as well as a reliable keeper. We haven't become a bad side overnight but there are still too many questions about our defence.
The Usual Suspect
Cant believe you lost to Sunderland had u in a 1 accumulator 800 down the swanny if leeds beat walsall gutted
HuddersfieldYiddo
accumulators, are the evil of the world, bloody lost 25 the other day on a damn accumulator
krisvilla
No competition for places whatsoever in our side. No matter what the form is like who is going to miss out?? Will Maloney play as winger or move Gabby back to Right-Wing and play Harewood is the only consideration O'Neill has to make most games and he chooses Maloney. He dropped Petrov and since then the team has picked itself. A bench of Osbourne and Salifou is not that of UEFA contenders!!
deano.avfc
My concern is that if the "mid-table mediocrity" returns MON is not going to attract high quality players in the summer. We all know the squad is in need of strengthening.
claretandbluestu
The man won't play Routledge. Its just baffles me. Get rid of Maloney and ease Routledge in!!! We need to do something soon or the season will flush out on a downer!
notaspur
Almost 43,000 people had to witness that complete and utter shambles. As Deano says though, where do we turn to shake things up? Loss of form etc was always going to hit, it had to, and we just dont have strength in depth to offer alternatives and options. We have to go with what we've got, and unfortunately what we've got doesnt look up to the task. That was pitiful. The better team won, and good luck to them.
glensider
Three attempts on target? I find those three efforts hard to recall. Did Gordon actually have a save to make?
glensider
 

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