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Aston Villa 2 - Stoke City 2

Prioritised Premier League

Villa Park

1/3/09 - 3pm

Attendance: 39,641

Referee: H. Webb

Aston Villa
2 - 2
Stoke City
Petrov (44), Carew (78)
 
Shawcross (87), Whelan (90)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 39,641
The Teams
Friedel
 
 
 
Sorensen
 
 
45
Cuellar
 
 
 
Shawcross
 
 
Knight
 
 
 
Sonko
 
 
Davies
 
 
 
Higginbotham
 
 
L. Young
 
 
 
Wilkinson
 
 
Petrov
 
 
 
Diao
 
 
Barry
 
 
 
Faye
 
 
63
Milner
 
 
 
Pugh
 
 
53
A. Young
 
 
 
Lawrence
 
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Beattie
 
 
Heskey
 
 
75
 
Sidibe
 
 
Substitutes
Guzan
 
 
 
Kelly
 
 
Gardner
 
 
 
Whelan
 
 
63
Reo-Coker
 
 
 
Fuller
 
 
53
Delfouneso
 
 
 
Camara
 
 
Harewood
 
 
 
Cort
 
 
Carew
 
 
75
 
Simonsen
 
 
45
Shorey
 
 
 
Cresswell
 
 
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
7
7
On Target
3
6
Corners
6
7
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
59
%
41
Comments...
Well that's buggered it. Maybe the defence could've done with a break instead?




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 1 2009

Time: 5:05PM

Your Comments

Top 4? With are run in lol, are be happy to finish 6!
Blitz
i am livid. absolutely livid.
benji_starsky_avfc
Oh for ***** sake ! I am now starting to run out of adjectives and my health is really begining to suffer! What have we got to do man?
claretandbluestu
ASTON VILLA.....you owe us all 2 points....either Anfield or Old Trafford..take your pick... Nevermind the dinner for 300.....you owe us those 2 points.....and that being said....we're expecting 3 at Citeh too... Livid? geeesh..........that is an under statement!
reza
Blimey, it is lucky the poor buggers had a rest in midweek to get themselves ready for the priority this season. Just imagine the result if they had to travel all the way to Moscow? Not to worry, it won't take long for the excusers to appear.
Hoss The Villain
If we dont win ManCity, everythinks 'Back Fired' and whos to blaim, MON!
Blitz
Excuses?.........there are absolutley NO excuses!!!!!!!
claretandbluestu
80mins gone, 2v0 up, At home, Against Stoke lol Dominating. to draw 2v2.. NO EXCUSES
Blitz
take it easy lads, yu guys are still not suffering as much as we gooners are. atleast ur scoring..
luckys_10
Football is unpredictable, as Stoke proved today. All you can do is try and win every match. Getting to the first round of the FA cup is as much an acheivement for many non-league clubs as winning the Champions League is for Man Utd. And winning the UEFA Cup would have been a a fantastic achievement for Villa.. That is the reality of the game today, but we have thrown our chance away. You cannot prioritise - you never know what the next result is going to be. Just try to win evey match and see where it takes us, and try and be brave.
stennyvilla
Angry. No, FURIOUS!! Stoke were without doubt the worst team we've seen at VP this season. HOW on Earth did they leave with a point. Their first half performance going forward was laughable. How did that happen? I thought we'd learnt to kill these games off? Well apparently we've forgotten. You CAN NOT throw 2 goal leads away against teams in the bottom three if you have Champions League aspirations. Upset and appalled by our inability to finish off what were three easy points for the taking. Petrov & milner had great games and both of our goals were crackers. But we dropped two points and missed the chance to be 8 points clear of Arsenal. Unacceptable.
Adam Deuce
*********
NorthcliffeBandit
=[
Blitz
Just seen interview on SS website with MON...he's so calm...I AM FURIOUS.
olofthegreat
Maybe he wonts to finish 5th and then start from scratch next season. Joke!
Blitz
DROP GABBY NOW!
PiperUK
Maybe we should be looking for a scape goat futher back when losing a 2-0 lead.
col8
Mons not to blame. We took our foot of the gas and bottled it. Everyone thought stoke were dead and buried and until they fought back and ours balls shrunk. Teams like Manure kill teams like stoke for fun. Thats what we should be doing or nobodys gonna take us seriously. PLEASE beat city
medzy
"and whos to blaim, MON!" I don't agree. If we had won 2-0, as we should have done, everyone would have been raving about our win, our well-taken goals, and everything else. We didn't win because we (i.e. the PLAYERS) took their eye off the ball and their foot off the throttle. Giving away two goals in the last few minutes had nothing to do with tactics or team selection, and everything to do with the 11 men on the pitch.
BobTheBuilder
agreed it was done to the players and I think the skipper should take responsibility for taking the eye of the ball. However, that's not to excuse MON from making a sub after they scored their first goal.
los_angeles_villan
 

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