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Aston Villa 0 - Man City 1

Premier League

Villa Park

4/3/13

Attendance: 33,217

Referee: Dean

Aston Villa
0 - 1
Man City
 
Tevez (45)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 33,217
The Teams
Guzan
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Lowton
 
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
Clark
 
 
 
Clichy
 
 
Baker
 
 
 
K Toure
 
 
Bennett
 
 
 
Nastasic
 
 
N'Zogbia
 
 
65
 
Milner
 
 
Westwood
 
 
85
 
Garcia
 
 
Delph
 
 
 
Rodwell
 
 
25
Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Silva
 
 
90
Benteke
 
 
 
Y Toure
 
 
Weimann
 
 
84
 
Tevez
 
 
75
Substitutes
Given
 
 
 
Pantilimon
 
 
Lichaj
 
 
 
Lescott
 
 
El Ahmadi
 
 
85
 
Kolarov
 
 
Sylla
 
 
 
Nasri
 
 
75
Dawkins
 
 
84
 
Sinclair
 
 
Holman
 
 
65
 
Barry
 
 
90
Bowery
 
 
 
Dzeko
 
 
25
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
20
5
On Target
12
6
Corners
5
10
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
45
%
55




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 4 2013

Time: 10:03PM

Your Comments

so much of a penalty that you will never see a foul thats more a penalty than that one
malacaxeta
tale of two decisions which didn't go our way
fulford
tale of 2 off the post a a great keeper,get a grip
humpty
Decent performance but its results that count now. Defended really well but made one stupid mistake and it cost. Main concern was that we didn't create much. Major blow losing Delph for the two vital games. He has been improving every week. Reading and QPR results will define our season imo
krfeskivilla
Clark was an idiot pussy footing around when he was last man instead of hoofing it away, he should know better by now, no creativity again and 1 shot onon target , dire
andy3221
Morning all. 0-1 eh, well on the face of it, better than I expected.
Pride of Lions
I'd rate it as a good display.Keep that up and there might be a crack of light somewhere . Huge respect to the crowd , great atmosphere , heard from SF !
CA_Villa
delph was class. on an incredibly negative note, him and westwood would be the best cm pairing in the championship...
avfcwills10
delph was class. on an incredibly negative note, him and westwood would be the best cm pairing in the championship...
avfcwills10
Didn't really deserve to win but didn't deserve to get beat. Thought we looked better when we went forward with purpose, too much of this keep possession play backwards football. Really do need to have more shots at goal.
Eddy1
Delph is showing his ability after a constant run which lots of us knew he had. On current form, we don't deserve to be relegated but its taken us so long to get here that we may have missed the bus. We'll be alright....
Villan444
Stupid, stupid, stuuuuuuuupid mistake by Clark!! Who does he think he is doing that back there?? Let's hope it's lesson learnt and he won't ever do that again. The ref was rubbish pulling up Benteke for merely jumping was a joke. Good performance, the team is growing and players like Delph are getting better each game, we deserved a draw no doubt about that. HAVE to make it happen against Reading and QPR now. Come on boys!! UTV!!
AdzVilla11
Mike Dean is a nasty nasty man.
PiperUK
Delp was good and looks like he will get better. Westwood also getting better. Gabby not suited to the role he was given - no chance to scare the opposition with pace. Benteke and Weimann need to work together a bit better. Some good things going on, but time is not on our side. That's the problem. Those terrible results over Christmas really did for us. We needed some strong management then and I think Lambert was weak. We needed experience on the pitch then and we didn't have any - Lambert was wrong. BUT you can see that this plan will come good ....... eventually. Maybe not enough time, though and that would be a disaster.
144wittonlane
Can I just mention that I said Fabian Delph was a good player ages ago. And you all shot me down in flames.
PiperUK
I didn't. Honest.
144wittonlane
*hop
gdav
I've also been a fan of delph but never of clarke!! When I've been saying he's not good enough I've been hammered!! If the art of premier league defending is to casually hope on someone's back for a piggy back I should of been signed up years ago!!
gdav
to the comment above - Guzan's saves were not against the rules. The appalling not-a-penalty decision was not the only "mistake" that Dean made. He seemed to have a h***-on for Benteke all night, too many challenge decisions given against. And those stats are rubbish - I dont remember Holman replacing Andi after 65 minutes, and I believe we had more possession than that.
malacaxeta
 

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