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Sunderland 0 - Aston Villa 2

Premiership

Stadium Of Light

15/12/09 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 34,821

Referee: Friend

Sunderland
0 - 2
Aston Villa
 
Heskey (23), Milner (61)
 
Venue: Stadium Of Light
 
Attendance: 34,821
The Teams
Fulop
 
 
 
Friedel
 
 
McCartney
 
 
 
L. Young
 
 
Turner
 
 
82
 
Dunne
 
 
Nosworthy
 
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
Da Silva
 
 
 
Warnock
 
 
Richardson
 
 
 
Downing
 
 
Henderson
 
 
71
 
Petrov
 
 
Cana
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
Reid
 
 
 
A. Young
 
 
Bent
 
 
 
Heskey
 
 
Jones
 
 
82
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
92
Substitutes
Carson
 
 
 
Guzan
 
 
Bardsley
 
 
82
 
Beye
 
 
Mensah
 
 
82
 
Collins
 
 
Malbranque
 
 
 
Sidwell
 
 
92
Cattermole
 
 
71
 
Delph
 
 
Campbell
 
 
 
Reo-Coker
 
 
Healy
 
 
 
Carew
 
 
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
11
5
On Target
4
7
Corners
1
16
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0
50
%
50
Comments...
Well not for the first time these stats just look wrong...but who cares. We are on a run. It was a good performance; plenty of skill when needed and allowed, plenty of grit and determination when needed and no choice.

That'll do me.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 15 2009

Time: 9:46PM

Your Comments

i've heard of getting stuck in, but that's cana is scum. what a mug. shame to see gabby diving as well. aside that, another win without really hitting 3rd gear. a win against stoke and we'll be in great momentum come arsenal.
benji_starsky_avfc
i've heard of getting stuck in, but that's cana is scum. what a mug. shame to see gabby diving as well. aside that, another win without really hitting 3rd gear. a win against stoke and we'll be in great momentum come arsenal.
benji_starsky_avfc
Cana cannot stay on his feet for more than three seconds, Richardson was absolutely awful tonight,,,, read my report on the Vital Sunderland page.
GazJohnson
Cana cannot stay on his feet for more than three seconds, Richardson was absolutely awful tonight,,,, read my report on the Vital Sunderland page.
GazJohnson
sunderland started so well, what happened?
benji_starsky_avfc
sunderland started so well, what happened?
benji_starsky_avfc
I may have Claret and blue glasses on but i dont remember Gabby diving i saw him get tripped in the penalty area and should have had a penalty . Milner was fantastic Garry Barry will be looking over his shoulder . The whole defence especially Dunne were solid even Heskey is playing well and Ashley Young had one of his better games .
Doug4ever
I may have Claret and blue glasses on but i dont remember Gabby diving i saw him get tripped in the penalty area and should have had a penalty . Milner was fantastic Garry Barry will be looking over his shoulder . The whole defence especially Dunne were solid even Heskey is playing well and Ashley Young had one of his better games .
Doug4ever
Gabby should have had a penalty from the Petrov long ball? Definitely. But he took a bit of a tumble about 10 minutes after Milner's goal, I think it was with Turner. Can't totally remember! I said from the start that Milner is the perfect replacement for GB. In fact, with a few more years experience, penalty-taking aside, I think he could be better than GB - if he isn't already ;) Downing had a good game, too. Very unlucky with the freekick. UTV. Bring on stoke, we've gotta get them back for last season.
benji_starsky_avfc
Sky sports stats tell a story of a dominent display with wasted chances from sunderland. Villa with 42% of play simply took their chances after missing a couple of openings. Still good though as this could have been a simple revenge for the cup defeat! We now must beat stoke and then maybe we can just turn up against le arsenal. Nice to see Milner get on the sheet with what reads to be a 25yds screamer, was it that good? UTV.
holte ender 1969
Gabby should have had a penalty from the Petrov long ball? Definitely. But he took a bit of a tumble about 10 minutes after Milner's goal, I think it was with Turner. Can't totally remember! I said from the start that Milner is the perfect replacement for GB. In fact, with a few more years experience, penalty-taking aside, I think he could be better than GB - if he isn't already ;) Downing had a good game, too. Very unlucky with the freekick. UTV. Bring on stoke, we've gotta get them back for last season.
benji_starsky_avfc
Sky sports stats tell a story of a dominent display with wasted chances from sunderland. Villa with 42% of play simply took their chances after missing a couple of openings. Still good though as this could have been a simple revenge for the cup defeat! We now must beat stoke and then maybe we can just turn up against le arsenal. Nice to see Milner get on the sheet with what reads to be a 25yds screamer, was it that good? UTV.
holte ender 1969
it good to be a villa fan right now.
johnmurphy3112
it good to be a villa fan right now.
johnmurphy3112
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh deucey!
krisvilla
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh deucey!
krisvilla
They may have had more possession but Ashley Young hit a post and Downing hit the Crossbar . I thought Sunderland played some good football tonight but i think Villa deserved the win .
Doug4ever
They may have had more possession but Ashley Young hit a post and Downing hit the Crossbar . I thought Sunderland played some good football tonight but i think Villa deserved the win .
Doug4ever
We had the game live in Oz
Doug4ever
We had the game live in Oz
Doug4ever
on a bit of a run right now, lets do stoke now and really show the league we mean business. Can't under estimate what a win up at Sunderland means, we are on fire and great to see Heskey on score sheet again
The Fear
on a bit of a run right now, lets do stoke now and really show the league we mean business. Can't under estimate what a win up at Sunderland means, we are on fire and great to see Heskey on score sheet again
The Fear
Dunne has been briliant since he has come to villa but that was his best game, what a player. What i like about Milner in the middle is he doesn't always go wide and has a great eye for a killer pass which i didn't think he had in him. I was sceptical a first about about moving him into the middle but he has been absolutly outstanding he is even bringing the best out of Petrov. great to see
liamo1981
Dunne has been briliant since he has come to villa but that was his best game, what a player. What i like about Milner in the middle is he doesn't always go wide and has a great eye for a killer pass which i didn't think he had in him. I was sceptical a first about about moving him into the middle but he has been absolutly outstanding he is even bringing the best out of Petrov. great to see
liamo1981
Milner's goal was THAT good! Absolutely brilliant game, thought we played really well and the Villa fans were brilliant! Loved every minute of my first away game, and the 20 quid I won on the score paid for my petrol money!! :D
AstonVillaFC
Milner's goal was THAT good! Absolutely brilliant game, thought we played really well and the Villa fans were brilliant! Loved every minute of my first away game, and the 20 quid I won on the score paid for my petrol money!! :D
AstonVillaFC
milner class act,dunne world class
kenner
milner class act,dunne world class
kenner
Can't wait to see the highlights now from all the comments above. Mind you sky tv in nz sucks when it comes to showing midweek matches.............grrrr!
holte ender 1969
Can't wait to see the highlights now from all the comments above. Mind you sky tv in nz sucks when it comes to showing midweek matches.............grrrr!
holte ender 1969
saw the game live on tv in Bangkok...we are playing really good. James Milner is a reverlation...even Heskey is looking good now. Carlos keeping James Collins out of the side idenities our defense is tops. Sensationa times to be a Villa fan. Bring on Stoke 2 - the revenge
Bangkok Villan
saw the game live on tv in Bangkok...we are playing really good. James Milner is a reverlation...even Heskey is looking good now. Carlos keeping James Collins out of the side idenities our defense is tops. Sensationa times to be a Villa fan. Bring on Stoke 2 - the revenge
Bangkok Villan
I saw it over here in the states live... sorry to rub it in.... there is something special about us right now, i think we have a better shot at the top 4 than last year, but that second half of the season is gonna be the true test.
revival4us
I saw it over here in the states live... sorry to rub it in.... there is something special about us right now, i think we have a better shot at the top 4 than last year, but that second half of the season is gonna be the true test.
revival4us
and who is coming up with this stuff about friedel? some sad lonely blue nose would be my guess.
revival4us
and who is coming up with this stuff about friedel? some sad lonely blue nose would be my guess.
revival4us
what stuff about friedel?
los_angeles_villan
what stuff about friedel?
los_angeles_villan
Would have seen it live over here in the US, but on travel, have recorded it though and from what everyone is saying i can't wait to get in front of the tele when i get home Thursday!! UTV
Charizma
Would have seen it live over here in the US, but on travel, have recorded it though and from what everyone is saying i can't wait to get in front of the tele when i get home Thursday!! UTV
Charizma
Some guff in thevillablog about Friedel being swapped with Green of the Hammers. Can't see it myself tbh.
Charizma
Some guff in thevillablog about Friedel being swapped with Green of the Hammers. Can't see it myself tbh.
Charizma
this is a great win, followed through from the weekend, and consolidated.
leftfoot
this is a great win, followed through from the weekend, and consolidated.
leftfoot
How much is Millner worth on today's market fellas? Any ideas?
JT_daniel
How much is Millner worth on today's market fellas? Any ideas?
JT_daniel
Warnock played??!!
JT_daniel
Warnock played??!!
JT_daniel
Milner - 40 million.
benji_starsky_avfc
Milner - 40 million.
benji_starsky_avfc
unless you boys would sell him for any less?
benji_starsky_avfc
unless you boys would sell him for any less?
benji_starsky_avfc
 

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