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Aston Villa 2 - Ajax 1

UEFA Cup Group Stages

Villa Park

23/10/08 - 8.15pm

Attendance: 36,657

Referee: Thomas 'The Retard Ric' Einwaller

Aston Villa
2 - 1
Ajax
Laursen (7), Barry (44)
 
Vermaelen (21)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 36,657
The Teams
Friedel
 
 
 
Vermeer
 
 
L. Young
 
 
 
Silva
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
 
Oleguer
 
 
78
Laursen
 
 
 
Vermaelen
 
 
Shorey
 
 
 
Emanuelson
 
 
Reo-Coker
 
 
81
 
Lindgren
 
 
Petrov
 
 
 
Sarpong
 
 
55
Barry
 
 
 
Vertonghen
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Suarez
 
 
60
Agbonlahor
 
 
94
 
Huntelaar
 
 
A. Young
 
 
 
Gabri
 
 
Substitutes
Salifou
 
 
 
Schilder
 
 
Knight
 
 
 
Leonardo
 
 
60
Harewood
 
 
 
Van Der Wiel
 
 
78
Davies
 
 
94
 
Sno
 
 
Gardner
 
 
81
 
Vonk
 
 
Guzan
 
 
 
Anita
 
 
Sidwell
 
 
 
Cvitanich
 
 
55
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
6
7
On Target
2
4
Crosses
1
8
Corners
6
3
Offside
4
12
Fouls
13
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
54
%
46
Comments...
I've found my new career path, I can be as incompetent as the worst of European referees, I know I can pass that test. Einwaller is a shining becon of light when it comes to misunderstanding the rules and being an idiot. Rennie, Riley, Poll, Halsey - tonight the quality of this idiot almost, I say almost, makes you lot look competent. That however could be the lager talking, and probably is. Thank God this idiot didn't ruin this match. We are back in Europe folks - God it feels good. Again Aston Villa are flying the English flag with pride.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 23 2008

Time: 10:19PM

Your Comments

great win guys
HuddersfieldYiddo
Wish I had been there and not stuck in S Korea!!! That would have added 1 to the gate.
Gordonsleftboot
Just got back, what a good bunch of lads. The Holte was amazing.
DO'L
Good result...great support.....as good as an extra player...well done !!
lincolnblue
Great atmosphere, the lads responded to a man. A special night, a result to savour.
glensider
At 1-1 the game could obviously have gone either way in the second half, but Gareth's goal on the stroke of half time put us back in the driving seat. Talk about a goal at the right time.
glensider
 

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