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West Ham
0 - 1
Aston Villa

Premier League

Upton Park

20/12/08 - 5.30pm

Attendance: 31,353

Referee: M Halsey

West HamAston Villa
Neill (78 OG)
Green     Friedel    
Neill     Cuellar     58
Davenport     Davies    
Upson     Laursen    
Ilunga     L. Young    
Collison     84 Petrov    
Noble     Milner    
Parker     46 Sidwell    
Behrami     57 Barry    
Bellamy     A. Young    
Cole     Agbonlahor    
Substitutes
Faubert     Reo-Coker     58
Lastuvka     Harewood    
Tristan     84 Shorey    
Boa Morte     Delfouneso    
Mullins     46 Gardner    
Bowyer     57 Guzan    
Di Michele     Knight    
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
10
13
On Target
4
17
Crosses
16
7
Corners
6
1
Offside
0
7
Fouls
10
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
58
%
42
Comments...
A very lucky 3 points tonight. Not sure it will quell the Hamburg disappointment.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday December 20 2008
Time: 7:33PM

Comments

0
Hamburg and tonight were completely different - Hamburg was the perfect opportunity to rest many first-teamers and MON was right to do it (sorry for the fans that travelled though), and today was fantastic - its great to pick up all 3 points when we dont play well. Surely the sign of champions?? :D
romanianvillain
20/12/2008 19:40:00
0
"A very lucky 3 points tonight. Not sure it will quell the Hamburg disappointment." Erm... 3 points are 3 points. Lucky or unlucky I don't care. I also don't care about Hamburg. WE ARE THIRD AT CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! If that doesn't "quell" your "Hamburg disappointment" then someone needs to review their priorities.
Adam Deuce
20/12/2008 19:40:00
0
Consider it quelled Vital Villan, think it was chalk and cheese. Guzan possibly back to his best? Great saves. Thought that was a great win, we did ride our luck but we deserve a bit of luck here and there. Delighted!
The Fear
20/12/2008 19:45:00
0
Guzan?
Villan Of The North
20/12/2008 19:52:00
0
Ugly,yes, but.. 3 points . Villa are playing like champions :D
Poncho
20/12/2008 19:53:00
0
I predicted 3rd spot after the man city game and i still believe we will do it,Liverpool will slip and slip and we will do them as well,UP THE VILLA!!!O`NEILL IS GOD.MERRY XMAS
lerneravfc
20/12/2008 20:07:00
0
Bolton mucked it up and couldn't deal with long balls down the flanks for G & A to chase, but others do cope with it. It was our only game plan again and we need to have a better mix of ways of playing, or our luck will not hold. Controlled domination of the midfield plus a fit or new front man to hold the ball up AND our exciting speed down the flanks is too much to ask - but I hope that MON is going to deliver some way towards it in the January sales please. Of course after a longstanding winless return to have all of a sudden rattled off 3 wins in the capital this season is great.
stennyvilla
20/12/2008 21:02:00
0
3 points and Ash didn't get booked. One more yellow and he would have missed the Arse game on Boxing Day I think.
DoLpHiNaToR
20/12/2008 21:09:00
0
Sorry to rain on the villa 3rd at crimbo party but think. Ten years ago we were top at this time and fell apart. I will not let myself think of european football next season untill this season is over.
Tallaght Villan
20/12/2008 22:06:00
0
Wow that was a lucky 3 points - had they had Ashton up there instead of Cole we would have got beaten!! Reinforces the need for more options in January - but my McGrath - we are 3rd!!!! I understand what you are saying Tallaght Villan but the Premiership is much harder this year. Being in the top4 means we are a more attractive proposition in the window. Lets hope the Baggies beat Man City tomorrow and keep them in bottom 3 so we can have the pick of the bunch of players available in Jan - ridiculous fees and wages or not!!
deano.avfc
20/12/2008 22:44:00
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