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Aston Villa
3 - 1
Blackburn Rovers

Carling Cup

Villa Park

22/09/10 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 18,753

Referee: C. Foy

Aston VillaBlackburn Rovers
Heskey (59), A. Young (75, 77)Givet (34)
Guzan     Bunn    
Lichaj     Chimbonda    
Clark     76 Givet    
Cuellar     Nelsen     66
Warnock     Olsson    
A. Young     Emerton    
Reo-Coker     Nzonzi    
Sidwell     Jones    
Bannan     Pedersen    
Carew     58 Mwaruwari     62
Agbonlahor     31 Hoilett     78
Substitutes
Delfouneso     31 Morris    
Osbourne     M. Diouf     62
Davies     76 Kalinic     78
Salifou     Fielding    
Beye     Linganzi    
Heskey     58 El-Hadji Diouf    
Friedel     Samba     66
Game Statistics
16
Goal Attempts
9
7
On Target
5
6
Corners
4
8
Fouls
4
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
66
%
34
Comments...
Houllie, Houllie, Houllie!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday September 22 2010
Time: 9:43PM

Comments

0
Loved it!
clhbelbin
22/09/2010 21:50:00
0
lets just wait until the 1st lost then the moaning bregade will be out again saying heskey is useless get rid of sidwell carew is not interested
black_villian
22/09/2010 22:26:00
0
Certainly a positive start, and it gives us another opportunity to develop our youngsters. Heskey having a good game is all well and good, and I'm pleased for him on a personal level. But I sincerely hope that his appearances will be very limited this season. I understand that Delfouneso had a decent game. This kid isn't just the future, he's the present. He needs to be given plenty of games to continue his development, and hopefully next summer we won't be demanding that millions are spent on the off-chance that we will find a '20 goal a season' striker.
Albarnista
22/09/2010 23:20:00
0
The first half was terrible, the second half was excellent, we clapped them off at the end, booed them off at half-time....being a villa fan is a roller coaster ride, we all know that, but we need to turn up and support them 18753 crowd was very poor!
claretandbluearmy
22/09/2010 23:24:00
0
holte ender i think bannan did very well, certaintly capable of chipping in with some good performances this year and knocking on the door to the first team.
P.Avfc
23/09/2010
0
Lets not get carried away here. Until Emile came on we had been very poor, definitely second best, and were on our way out of the cup. Fine comeback, inspired by Emile, and we started to look a reasonable team, as we knocked the ball about with confidence. Long way to go yet, Houllier definitely has his work cut out, but this was a game we didn't want to lose. And we didn't.
glensider
23/09/2010 00:29:00
0
Heskey scored?
HuddersfieldYiddo
23/09/2010 00:37:00
0
Great 2nd half, seems to me Houllier uses his tactical prowess to actually change a game i been sayin a year know bannon is a darlin i saw him on loan a few times up blackpool cos my aunts caravan up there hes class up the villa
ClivetheVillan
23/09/2010 02:08:00
0
Lets be realistic here. For 55 minutes we were dreadful. Shocking. Even worse than under O'Leary. Heskey changed the game, and for the last 30 minutes we played some great stuff. I personally thought Steve Sidwell was so slow, caught in possession so many times and although NRC improved he wasn't much better. IMO that is a major problem area, central midfield. Ireland can only play in a three, so we need either Sidwell or NRC to complement Petrov until Delph (or Gardner) is fit. Lichaj was ok, Clark good, Del boy bright and after a very poor 1st half playing off the front man wee Barry had a much better 2nd half playing wide. Good result, but don't get carried away just yet.
krfeskivilla
23/09/2010 08:23:00
0
Attendance wise a vast majority of the Carling matches had lower than average gates so not that much of a problem... great 1st result Mr H.
Eddy1
23/09/2010 08:24:00
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