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Aston Villa
2 - 1
West Bromwich Albion

Premier League

Villa Park

10/1/09 - 12.45pm

Attendance: 41,757

Referee: S. Bennett

Aston VillaWest Bromwich Albion
Davies (19), Carson (41 OG)Morrison (49)
Friedel     Carson    
Reo-Coker     Hoefkens    
Davies     Barnett    
Laursen     Olsson    
L. Young     Robinson    
Sidwell     86 Morrison     65
Petrov     Koren    
Barry     Greening    
Milner     Valero     77
Agbonlahor     Simpson    
A. Young     Moore     46
Substitutes
Shorey     Kiely    
Delfouneso     Kim     77
Gardner     Bednar     46
Guzan     Brunt     65
Harewood     Donk    
Cuellar     86 Cech    
Knight     Beattie    
Game Statistics
21
Goal Attempts
9
13
On Target
6
9
Crosses
5
10
Corners
6
1
Offside
0
17
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
51
%
49
Comments...
Another good derby win, another good 3 points and back to 3rd in the league for a bit, so not a bad day really eh.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday January 10 2009
Time: 2:44PM

Comments

0
Well, like you, I'll take the 3 points and take heart in the look of the table - But!.....Not at all convincing, were we? Gabby on his own, Ash's and Jimmy's crosses were poor and Hokey Cokey giving the ball away and we looked nervous at home again.
claretandbluestu
10/01/2009 15:20:00
0
not the best performance again but another 3 points! i really hope we start clicking soon like dion said our lucks not going 2 last forever! west ham and hull we we're extremelly lucky i think we played better today but still not anywhere near our potential! i dont understand why sir martin never brought gabi off half way threw the second half though! he stoped chasing everything and looked really lazy we should of bought harewood on as thats all he does! o well like i said another 3points and 3rd in the league...now lets hope for some transfer activity or am i asking 2 much? UP THE VILLA
aaron_villa87
10/01/2009 15:20:00
0
Well this is the sort of game which decides whether a team stays in the Top 4 or not. West brom were actually looking good for a result and the first goal was I think against the run of play. But to succeed in te Prem I suppose some results just have to be ground out by just staying focused. The first goal even came from an ex-West Brom player and the second was basically a goalkeeper gaffe. Even then Albion managed to pull a goal back... But Villa did enough to get the points and at this stage of the season that's probably all that matters.
Sindbad
10/01/2009 15:39:00
0
Agent Carson strikes! Speaking of which, liverpool wanted 10mil off us for carson, but sold him to WBA for 3.5! Cheeky little ********s...
NorthcliffeBandit
10/01/2009 15:46:00
0
Thought Hokey Cokey did well after a nightmare first 20 minutes. He muscled his way and won some ball there after. Well done Brad for catching the ball on the few occasions he had to/could do. I take it all back.......for now. Congrats to Curtis for great sportsmanship and respect. Better performance and it's good win again but I am waiting for us to rip some team apart. We did it a few times last season. In fact I have a very nice framed example on the wall thanks to Santa
dannyvellow
10/01/2009 15:53:00
0
should also have said Curtis Davies took his goal al a Andy Gray!
dannyvellow
10/01/2009 16:00:00
0
petrov motm for me. what a player
ric112
10/01/2009 16:12:00
0
Fair play to Carson for repaying all those cock ups from last year, fair play also to MON for getting rid of him.
Villan444
10/01/2009 16:14:00
0
Decent local derby, we had our chances to make it more, not sure about their pen claim, not watched it back yet. Petrov man of the match, agree with ric112, he really battled.
The Fear
10/01/2009 16:53:00
0
No Dannyvellow, Curtis header was still far to high for Andy Gray, he usually headed them with his elbows draging the ground! But I agree, fair play to Curtis for no celebration. Penalty decision was right, although at first I thought it was one. But Ashley didnt touch him. Wasn't a great performance I must admit. But we definitely won in the stats! We even scored more fouls and offsides!
villa_de
10/01/2009 18:51:00
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