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Wigan 1 - Aston Villa 2

Premiership

16/3/10 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 16,186

Referee: Steve :I'm Crap' Bennett

Wigan
1 - 2
Aston Villa
Caldwell (27)
 
McCarthy (og 25), Milner (63)
 
Venue:
 
Attendance: 16,186
The Teams
Kirkland
 
 
 
Friedel
 
 
Caldwell
 
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
Boyce
 
 
90
 
Dunne
 
 
Bramble
 
 
 
Collins
 
 
Figueroa
 
 
 
Warnock
 
 
Thomas
 
 
 
Downing
 
 
N'Zogbia
 
 
56
 
Petrov
 
 
McCarthy
 
 
71
 
Milner
 
 
Diame
 
 
 
A. Young
 
 
Moreno
 
 
 
Carew
 
 
81
Rodallega
 
 
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
81
Substitutes
Stojkovic
 
 
 
Guzan
 
 
Amaya
 
 
 
L. Young
 
 
Scharner
 
 
71
 
Beye
 
 
Moses
 
 
56
 
Sidwell
 
 
81
Gomez
 
 
 
Delph
 
 
Sinclair
 
 
 
Delfouneso
 
 
Scotland
 
 
90
 
Heskey
 
 
81
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
18
6
On Target
10
7
Corners
8
10
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
62
%
38
Comments...
Fantastic individual performances as can be seen by a slight emphasis in the Man of the Match poll down on your bottom right, but 3 points were all that was of importance tonight and yet we still managed to do it by playing properly, and keeping the ball on the ground as opposed to hoofing it.

Job done - simple as, but Cuellar is still not a right back and I'm convinced Heskey doesn't NEED to be dragged on to fall over at every opportunity.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 16 2010

Time: 9:55PM

Your Comments

Good Job! Delfouneso and Delph should of played, Dont care now aslong as we got 3points. They should start against Hull, Wolvas next, another must win. Cudnt belive we had the hole team in deffence!!
Blitz
Good Job! Delfouneso and Delph should of played, Dont care now aslong as we got 3points. They should start against Hull, Wolvas next, another must win. Cudnt belive we had the hole team in deffence!!
Blitz
Good win. Much needed. Still hanging in there despite being under pressure of having to play catchup with the others all a few games and points ahead. Hopefully the squad may be rotated a little for the next 2 home games.
AMS78
Good win. Much needed. Still hanging in there despite being under pressure of having to play catchup with the others all a few games and points ahead. Hopefully the squad may be rotated a little for the next 2 home games.
AMS78
Thought it was interesting that Skysports accidentally listed the result under 'champions league' as opposed to premier league. A sign of things to come maybe? :D Credit to MON for starting Carew... thank pete Heskey didn't get much game time!!
thorpyuk
Thought it was interesting that Skysports accidentally listed the result under 'champions league' as opposed to premier league. A sign of things to come maybe? :D Credit to MON for starting Carew... thank pete Heskey didn't get much game time!!
thorpyuk
Much improved than the stoke game .. not much in the way of rotation yet .
Doug4ever
Much improved than the stoke game .. not much in the way of rotation yet .
Doug4ever
Didnt lyk the game personally and as much as fans can say we played well we yet again jst parked the bus and i dont care what anyone says we did soo we gota improve.
p.villa
Didnt lyk the game personally and as much as fans can say we played well we yet again jst parked the bus and i dont care what anyone says we did soo we gota improve.
p.villa
and we don't care what you say either p.villa - we didn't park the bus at all..we defended well when we needed to against a not so bad Wigan side. No complaints...good win on the road.
los_angeles_villan
and we don't care what you say either p.villa - we didn't park the bus at all..we defended well when we needed to against a not so bad Wigan side. No complaints...good win on the road.
los_angeles_villan
When ur winning, Why not just rest smack the ball up and try get them on the counter attack! a wins a win! Im happy :)
Blitz
A win is a win. The Poo lost there last week, don't forget. 4th is still a real possibility.
Madirish
A win is a win. The Poo lost there last week, don't forget. 4th is still a real possibility.
Madirish
im not complainin either i just though we will need to improve on saturday
p.villa
Excellent game. Villa well worth 3 points. Milner awesome. I cannot believe ANY negative comments after such a good game of football from both teams which we WON
krfeskivilla
Excellent game. Villa well worth 3 points. Milner awesome. I cannot believe ANY negative comments after such a good game of football from both teams which we WON
krfeskivilla
Parked the bus? Parked the bus? You certainly weren't at the same game I was p.villa.
glensider
Parked the bus? Parked the bus? You certainly weren't at the same game I was p.villa.
glensider
Milner!!!!!! Awesome display and worthy of all the plaudits. Another win against wolves will keep us in the chase so this was all that we needed even if it wasn't our best keep ball display! At 65mins we should have brought on Delph for Petrov and Delboy for Gabby as both were v tired and yet on trots the ginger ninja and hesk??
holte ender 1969
Milner!!!!!! Awesome display and worthy of all the plaudits. Another win against wolves will keep us in the chase so this was all that we needed even if it wasn't our best keep ball display! At 65mins we should have brought on Delph for Petrov and Delboy for Gabby as both were v tired and yet on trots the ginger ninja and hesk??
holte ender 1969
Really good performance and a massive win for us.
ASPINALL
Really good performance and a massive win for us.
ASPINALL
Oh yeah,and Bennett is an absolute joke but what`s new for us.
ASPINALL
Oh yeah,and Bennett is an absolute joke but what`s new for us.
ASPINALL
Textbook away performance, Milner was just phenomenal, his 60 yard sprint in the 93rd min just summed the attitude of the lad up. Just like to say how amazing our support was last night too, must have been well over 4k on a Tuesday night, proud to be a Villain last night!
pauled177
Textbook away performance, Milner was just phenomenal, his 60 yard sprint in the 93rd min just summed the attitude of the lad up. Just like to say how amazing our support was last night too, must have been well over 4k on a Tuesday night, proud to be a Villain last night!
pauled177
Great result, this club is moving in the right direction, excited as to where we might be in a couple of seasons. UP THE VILLA.
astonsteve
It is significant that, once again, the strikers failed to find the net and it was left to a fortuitous o.g. and a midfielder to do the scoring. For all his talk of ringing the changes MON still sits with the "tired" and tested instead of giving Delf, Delph and Albrighton a chance. If O'Dreary had followed the same princples Gabby would still be in the reserves. I can see all three leaving Villa to find regular games with teams willing to give them a chance. Sadly, it looks as if it will not be at Villa.
Obediah
It is significant that, once again, the strikers failed to find the net and it was left to a fortuitous o.g. and a midfielder to do the scoring. For all his talk of ringing the changes MON still sits with the "tired" and tested instead of giving Delf, Delph and Albrighton a chance. If O'Dreary had followed the same princples Gabby would still be in the reserves. I can see all three leaving Villa to find regular games with teams willing to give them a chance. Sadly, it looks as if it will not be at Villa.
Obediah
It is significant that, once again, the strikers failed to find the net and it was left to a fortuitous o.g. and a midfielder to do the scoring. For all his talk of ringing the changes MON still sits with the "tired" and tested instead of giving Delf, Delph and Albrighton a chance. If O'Dreary had followed the same princples Gabby would still be in the reserves. I can see all three leaving Villa to find regular games with teams willing to give them a chance. Sadly, it looks as if it will not be at Villa.
Obediah
Quality, didn't think that MON would ever drop Heskey in this run in to the World Cup. Bet he starts on Saturday though....
Villan444
Quality, didn't think that MON would ever drop Heskey in this run in to the World Cup. Bet he starts on Saturday though....
Villan444
Entertaiing, enjoyable game, in which Wigan played their full part. Four points from two tricky away games inside four days is not a bad return in my book. Good teram performance, each player gave his all and played a full part, but obviously James Milner was the star of the show. Were the two offside decisions that ruled out two early goals correct? Us being up the other end, it was somewhat difficult to tell, although the non-reaction of the Villa players suggested that Bennett had called it right. About the only two decisions him and his assistants did get right throughout the course of the game.
glensider
Entertaiing, enjoyable game, in which Wigan played their full part. Four points from two tricky away games inside four days is not a bad return in my book. Good teram performance, each player gave his all and played a full part, but obviously James Milner was the star of the show. Were the two offside decisions that ruled out two early goals correct? Us being up the other end, it was somewhat difficult to tell, although the non-reaction of the Villa players suggested that Bennett had called it right. About the only two decisions him and his assistants did get right throughout the course of the game.
glensider
I wonder if Gabby is in trouble?!
claretandbluearmy
I wonder if Gabby is in trouble?!
claretandbluearmy
MOVE OVER LAMPARD, STEP ASIDE STEVIE G, HAVE A SEAT GARETH....... JAMES MILNER IS HERE.!!! ABSOLUTE FECKING CLASS.
gmvillan
MOVE OVER LAMPARD, STEP ASIDE STEVIE G, HAVE A SEAT GARETH....... JAMES MILNER IS HERE.!!! ABSOLUTE FECKING CLASS.
gmvillan
Well played lads! Carew played well, Milner was outstanding and the rest of the team pretty solid, a couple of wayward passes from Warnock but some great tackles to make up for it.. You have to wonder how long these same players can keep putting performances like this in.. I hope he doesnt start Sidders on saturday.. Im still fuming from the stupid pen he gave away at Wolves earlier in the season.. L.Young is unlucky not to be in the team but when the defence is playing so well I wouldnt change it around.. at some point he will get his chance..
hazza01
glensider i went to wigan last night and i have saw my posts and i dont know how i could have possibly posted them when i didnt get back till 3pm? i know my cusion had acces to my laptop and he is a wolves fan? i apoligise for the comments i didnt make because i certaintly didnt think we parked the bus we were awesome in most parts of the game and fully deserved the win! so i apoligise for my commentss VILLA FOR LIFE!
p.villa
glensider i went to wigan last night and i have saw my posts and i dont know how i could have possibly posted them when i didnt get back till 3pm? i know my cusion had acces to my laptop and he is a wolves fan? i apoligise for the comments i didnt make because i certaintly didnt think we parked the bus we were awesome in most parts of the game and fully deserved the win! so i apoligise for my commentss VILLA FOR LIFE!
p.villa
For the life of me I cannot understand how after a win last night and an all round professional performance (one which pundits and even commentators on sky said was a entertaining game) there are still some negative (and some still havinga pop at MON) comments. Long may it continue that MON AND PLAYERS keep proving the naysayers wrong. Just my opinion and let the flak commence
nazvfc
For the life of me I cannot understand how after a win last night and an all round professional performance (one which pundits and even commentators on sky said was a entertaining game) there are still some negative (and some still havinga pop at MON) comments. Long may it continue that MON AND PLAYERS keep proving the naysayers wrong. Just my opinion and let the flak commence
nazvfc
was at game last night, ref was ******** crap! Sorry. he was apauling, made me laugh when warnock handballed it right in front of ref, and he waved play on:L, Was some good chants last night, whos the *****er in the green :), and the drummer, and then their fans fighting :)
Tr1dent
I went to last night's game and to Stoke and I still found it yet another knife-edge struggle, with Villa failing to impose themselves and control the middle of the park in the way I would want to. End to end entertaining more open game than Stoke is one way of looking at it, but the ball was given away far too often by both teams and I am with Obediah in terms of I cannot believe a couple of changes to bring on Albrighton, Delph or the Fonz is not worth a go as well as the right back stonewall selection change. Many good points I know, but I want Villa to be imperious just now and again - but every game tears my nerves to shreds. Villa games for me are often endured rather than enjoyed, until the final whistle!
stennyvilla
I went to last night's game and to Stoke and I still found it yet another knife-edge struggle, with Villa failing to impose themselves and control the middle of the park in the way I would want to. End to end entertaining more open game than Stoke is one way of looking at it, but the ball was given away far too often by both teams and I am with Obediah in terms of I cannot believe a couple of changes to bring on Albrighton, Delph or the Fonz is not worth a go as well as the right back stonewall selection change. Many good points I know, but I want Villa to be imperious just now and again - but every game tears my nerves to shreds. Villa games for me are often endured rather than enjoyed, until the final whistle!
stennyvilla
Well put Stennyvilla, i must say your comments were well put and to me your points are extremley valid, and i belive that if more villa fans took a step back they would agree with u as well.
Pablo1978
Well put Stennyvilla, i must say your comments were well put and to me your points are extremley valid, and i belive that if more villa fans took a step back they would agree with u as well.
Pablo1978
 

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