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Aston Villa 5 - Birmingham 1

Villa Park

20/4/08 - 12.00pm

Attendance: 42,584

Referee:

Aston Villa
5 - 1
Birmingham
Young (28, 63), Carew (42, 53), Agbonlahor (78)
 
Forssell (67)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 42,584
The Teams
Carson
 
 
 
Taylor
 
 
Mellberg
 
 
85
 
Kelly
 
 
Laursen
 
 
 
Jaidi
 
 
Knight
 
 
 
Agent Ridgewell
 
 
Bouma
 
 
 
Murphy
 
 
Young
 
 
 
Jerome
 
 
58
Reo-Coker
 
 
 
Nafti
 
 
Barry
 
 
 
Muamba
 
 
Petrov
 
 
 
McSheffrey
 
 
Carew
 
 
 
Zarate
 
 
58
Agbonlahor
 
 
 
McFadden
 
 
Substitutes
Taylor
 
 
 
Doyle
 
 
Harewood
 
 
85
 
O'Connor
 
 
Salifou
 
 
 
Forssell
 
 
58
Routledge
 
 
 
Parnaby
 
 
Berger
 
 
 
Kapo
 
 
58
Game Statistics
19
Goal Attempts
11
11
On Target
6
7
Corners
8
1
Offside
0
11
Fouls
21
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0




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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 20 2008

Time: 2:07PM

Your Comments

Seeing as you decided to do the stats as well in one of your brief moments on here I deleted mine.

Made one alteration mind you matey...it's AGENT Ridgewell.
murph
Fantastic performance, we now go above Everton in goal difference, but can we go level with them next week ??? Hopefully I'll find out but I'll be joining the army tomorrow so the outside world is restricted.
Villa 4 Ever
Were now the leagues 2nd highest scorers, only bettered by United. If we sign a real predator next season and tighten up at the back we could really challenge for 4th spot
son_of_cher
why did my comment get deleted? bloody waste of time if comments get deleted for no reason
krisvilla
We double posted the stats krisvilla so the older one was deleted as it didn't have as much info on them!
murph
yeah i realised after posting, cheers for clearing that up murph, no probs! Special mention to Ridgewell well bloody done!
krisvilla
Cheeky Murph - I always do match stats. I did see that when checking it and thought it was something JF had had coded in lol What a result though!
mike_field
Cheers fellas, relishing the prospect of seeing 'Tiny' Taylor getting a few elbows off Chris Morgan in the Championship! HAHAHAHAHA! Going Down, Going Down, Going Dowwwwwwwn!
super_gooner
Where is the option to vote for Ridgewell as MOM?
Villan Of The North
Good to see there wasnt many yellows on either side but there really was no need for it anyway.
villabikes29
Sorry, what was the score again? Not sure I'll ever get bored of people telling me!

:o) The funniest was a blue nose in Sainsbury on my way home, his face was nearly hitting the floor he was so glum. Had two bottles of wine to drown his sorrows. I just burst out laughing - to say he wasn't impressed would be an understatement!
The Fear
Must admit think Ridgewell and another couple of the blues were very lucky not to get yellows, especially that nasty ridgewell tackle on barry.
The Fear
Forssell fighting a lone battle for the blues was he?
merlin
He came on as a sub Merlin, finished well for his chance, maybe Villa can nab him when blues go down.
The Fear
What a delightful afternoon!! :D
delirium
"We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when.... But I know we'll meet again some sunny day" How they wish they were us
Villan-in-Cyprus
The look on Mellberg's face and the clenched fist as he was substituted when winning 5-1 against our and his most hated team was priceless. I am growing my beard for the Wigan game already!!
Villan444
WELL WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! need i say more?
gappy65
They looked a dispirited bunch. Reminded me very much of the Sheffield United team that came to Villa Park late last season, yet clearly had no heart for the fight.
glensider
Pleased that Forssell wasn't on from the start. He has that uncanny knack of regularly scoring against us.
glensider
 

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