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Stoke
3 - 2
Aston Villa

Britannia Stadium

23/08/2008

Attendance: 27 500

Referee:

StokeAston Villa
Lawrence (30, pen) Fuller (80) Sidibe (90+)Carew (63) Laursen 84)
Thomas Sorensen     Brad Friedel    
Andy Griffin     Luke Young    
Leon Cort     Martin Laursen    
A Faye     Curtis Davies    
Carl Dickinson     Nicky Shorey    
Liam Lawrence     Stiliyan Petrov    
Olofinjana     Nigel Hokey-Cokey    
Rory Delap     Gareth Barry    
Amdy Faye     72 Ashley Young    
Dave Kitson     76 John Carew    
Richard Fuller     87 Gabby Agbonlahor    
Substitutes
R Shawcross     Wayne Routledge     73
Andy Wilkinson     Zat Knight    
Glenn Whelan     Marlon Harewood    
S Simonsen     Stuart Taylor    
Salif Diao     72 Craig Gardner    
Richard Cresswell     87 Isaiah Osbourne    
Mamady Sidibe     76 M Salifou    
Game Statistics
8
Goal Attempts
5
2
On Target
2
7
Crosses
8
2
Corners
8
1
Yellow Cards
0
48
%
52
Comments...
Apologies this is late, just wanted to put it through so the stats at the end of the season are complete. We had a technical problem so couldn't enter after the game!

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday August 27 2008
Time: 7:35PM

Comments

0
anybody else still hate this game? I have this horrible feeling inside that will only go when we bring them to our place and give them a good mauling!
industrial_musical
28/08/2008 16:39:00
0
Hopefully it was a one-off industrial_musical, but there were some worrying signs there that need to be rectified, and quickly. Talk of us giving them a good mauling at our place is way premature, unless we sort ourselves out and get back on track. Man for man, on paper, we are the far superior looking side, but as we all well know, that counts for nothing once the action gets underway.
glensider
29/08/2008 10:28:00
0
Some supporters were quick to blame Mark Halsey or Stoke's route one, up and at 'em football for our defeat, but to do so is merely looking for an escape route to avoid our obvious failings on the day. We weren't good enough to win, and eventually proved, we weren't even good enough to avoid the defeat. Stoke offered absolutely nothing that we surely hadn't suspected they would. They were very limited, but gave their all, and never stopped chasing or harassing. We should have been able to have dealt with that.
glensider
29/08/2008 10:34:00
0
No doubt a certain Mt thomas Sorensen was out celebrating long and loud on Saturday evening. He was certainly laughing and joking with the Villa players pre-game.
glensider
03/09/2008 12:05:00
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