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Aston Villa 4 - Manchester City 2

Premier League

Villa Park

Sunday 17 August

Attendance: 39,955

Referee: Phil Dowd

Aston Villa
4 - 2
Manchester City
Carew (47) Agbonlahor( 69 , 74 , 76)
 
Elano pen (64) Corluka (89)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 39,955
The Teams
Brad Friedel
 
 
 
Joe Hart
 
 
Luke Young
 
 
 
Vedran Corluka
 
 
Curtis Davies
 
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
Martin Laursen
 
 
 
Tal Ben-Haim
 
 
Nicky Shorey
 
 
 
Javier Garrido
 
 
Nigel Reo-Coker
 
 
 
Kelvin Etuhu
 
 
Stiliyan Petrov
 
 
 
Fernandes Gelson
 
 
(81)
Gareth Barry
 
 
 
Michael Johnson
 
 
Ashley Young
 
 
 
Martin Petrov
 
 
Gabriel Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Blumer Elano
 
 
John Carew
 
 
 
Ched Evans
 
 
(81)
Substitutes
Stuart Taylor
 
 
 
Kasper Schmeichel
 
 
Marlon Harewood
 
 
 
Michael Ball
 
 
Zat Knight
 
 
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
Moustapha Salifou
 
 
 
Stephen Ireland
 
 
(81)
Wayne Routledge
 
 
 
Felipe Caicedo
 
 
Craig Gardner
 
 
 
Dietmar Hamann
 
 
Isaiah Osbourne
 
 
 
Daniel Sturridge
 
 
(81)
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
13
11
On Target
8
5
Crosses
1
7
Corners
8
3
Offside
0
8
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
55
%
45
Comments...
This is going to be a long, hard season!




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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 17 2008

Time: 5:11PM

Your Comments

What shame of Aston Villa, They beat our reserve team only 4-2 !! But what happened to Bojnov?!
city 81
i would have put my house on the fact that that would be the very first comment on here. lol so who is stupid enought o play a so called "reserves team " on the 1st day of the season. i think you mean you had the quality of the reserves. at least its better than having no players which is what will happen when your new owner gets banged up and his money taken... for a thai guy he doesnt half act like a true manc utv
Top_Six_Villa
Come on then Villa fans, give us the grief i'm expecting then we can move on.
Tudor
I dont think we could give MOM to a defender when you let 4 goals. Villa did play well, but they scored when we were going for the win after equalising. We played right to the whistle and the introduction of sturridge and Ireland injected some energy into the side. Well done Villa but I would be worried about the villa defense who will meet far better attacking side than City. Well done to City for not going to Villa for a bore draw and actually making a game of it. The scoreline a bit unfair on City but Villa deserved the win.
Buzz Lightyear
Top_Six_Villa, If this is your team at full his stars, I advise you not to continue in the league :)
city 81
City81, if that is your best english i suggest you go back to school. As for our defence i admit we let in sloppy goals, but that was more to do with arrogance at playing such a poor team. After the third goal went in the whole team went into showboat mode - ashley young was taking the pi$$ out of your whole team, even in his own area. In a tighter game against decent opposition we'd be more disciplined. Anyone remember the thread about City out singing the villa...... Sh!t support my lord, **** support.......
Longman
Our supporters lost thier voice due to the stagnant air which surrounds Aston!
Tudor
Ha ha, not as bad as the stench wafting down from Oldham!
Longman
and is any air less stagnant than ancoats, like city it really is the place that time forgot
Longman
Bojinov out for six months. http://www.mcfc.co.uk/default.sps?pagegid={DBD12D53-8346-431D-A04F-5D0F8664DE80}&newsid=6616236
johnburrows
OMG, typical, just bloody typical.
Tudor
Settle down. We outplayed you. Simple as that. Game should have been out of site by the first half. Buzz Lightyear- only decent post on here. I agree, our defense was shaky at times but I expect them to gel soon as we've injected 3 new members into it. Also, a little was lackadaisical due to being up 4-1. You didn't play badly, we just "were a dream going forward" - MON
los_angeles_villan
Logmnan, as I typed to mackaavfc yesterday, city 81 is a Vital MC legend and he is from Kuwait. How's your arabic?
Johnny Baguette
So many childish remarks from City fans, give it a rest eh! take it like a man, you lost full stop, you've been beaten buy a better team, what you forget is we had 3 new players playing today, and reo-coker playing out off position, and the *****e with barry still hanging over our heads, you can hardly say we we're at full speed, it's great to think your team would win! I for one wouldn't think you're much of a fan if u didn't, but after the way we finished off in the prem last season and the good signings we've made so far, and the disgracefull display you put in midweek, I was never in doubt that we would win, and thats just what we did, we finished above you last year, and theres no reason to think we shouldn't again, you can't say it I know, but deep down you know it, just like i know we won't finish above Man u, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool, but one thing is for sure we will finish above Man City
eltoro
OK Longman & Thank you for your advice :) , Look to this picture, & Tell me do you know Jack?!. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/08/15/article-0-024A852A00000578-356_468x286.jpg
city 81
Johnny Baguette, Thank you again:)) .
city 81
Its about time you beat us Villa, i'm bored of beating you lot every year!
mcfcthriller
And you won't finish above us, you got fluke win!
mcfcthriller
ي سان سبك فلنت أربس
Villan-in-Cyprus
jesus! fluke, NURSE! NURSE! mcfcthriller's out of bed again!
eltoro
Ignore my last post^ I was typing in Arabic Johnny Baguette, but this site doesn't recognise the characters/text. Anyway as I said yesterday, I don't see where your goals are going to come from.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Guys, Today we miss six of the our best players & six of the players who play today they were under twenty, Because that was Stuart Pearce lectured the match, He found is best game to watch a young players. :)
city 81
Manchester City In arabic >> ( مـانـشـسـتـر سـيـتى)
city 81
What happened :)
city 81
City 81, Arabic characters don't work on this site. Neither do chinese, Egyption or ancient Hyrogliphics.
Villan-in-Cyprus
Villan-in-Cyprus, The Egyption talk & write on arabic or you mean the language of the pharaohs, That language had ceased to exist.
city 81
 

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