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Aston Villa
4 - 2
Manchester City

Premiership

Villa Park

17/8/08 - 3pm

Attendance: 39,955

Referee:

Aston VillaManchester City
Carew (46), Agbonlahor (68, 73, 75)Elano (63 pen), Corluka (89)
Friedel     Hart    
L.Young     Corluka    
Davies     Richards    
Laursen     Ben-Haim    
Shorey     Garrido    
Reo-Coker     Etuhu    
Petrov     Gelson     80
Barry     Johnson    
A.Young     Petrov    
Agbonlahor     Elano    
Carew     Evans     80
Substitutes
Salifou     Sturridge     80
Routledge     Ireland     80
Harewood     Onuoha    
Taylor     Schmeichel    
Gardner     Caicedo    
Osbourne     Hamann    
Knight     Ball    
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
13
10
On Target
8
5
Crosses
1
7
Corners
8
3
Offside
0
8
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
55
%
45
Comments...
Thaksin for the points Man City!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday August 17 2008
Time: 5:01PM

Comments

0
Good solid start if a bit sloppy at the end to concede the second goal.Thought the back four were good like L Young and Storey look steady and Friedle is everything we didn't have last year.Ash terrorised them and great to see Gabby with his hat-trick.All in all a very good start keep it up Mon!.
happyvillan
17/08/2008 17:12:00
0
Lets hope it is a case of "starting as you mean to go on" regarding the result! Really pleased with the result! I was screaming like crazy listening to the match when the goals went in!
Layzee
17/08/2008 18:39:00
0
Different type of game next up on the agenda. A physical opponent, playing up and at 'em football. Plenty of high balls for our defence to cope with. Good kick-off today though. Still work to do, but at least MOn has a decent base on which to build.
glensider
18/08/2008 00:32:00
0
Gabby will get the headlines, but I thought that Petrov was superb. No substitutions, first game too. That was a surprise.
glensider
18/08/2008 00:33:00
0
Petrov did play well hopefully he can keep it up and the defence will get better the more they play together, I'd like to see Routledge get a game as having two flying winger would scare the bejesus out of the opposition.
chris the villan
18/08/2008 12:54:00
0
Great result, terrific display by the lads. Couldn't pick a fault with any player, they all played great.
DO'L
18/08/2008 14:03:00
0
10 on target, if we could only prevent the opposition getting so many chances we will be unbeatable this season.
col8
18/08/2008 20:10:00
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