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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
Gareth Barry
Michael Johnson
Ashley Young
Martin Petrov
Gabriel Agbonlahor
Blumer Elano
John Carew
Ched Evans
Stuart Taylor
Kasper Schmeichel
Marlon Harewood
Michael Ball
Zat Knight
Nedum Onuoha
Moustapha Salifou
Stephen Ireland
Wayne Routledge
Felipe Caicedo
Craig Gardner
Dietmar Hamann
Isaiah Osbourne
Daniel Sturridge
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
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
Come on then Villa fans, give us the grief i'm expecting then we can move on.
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.......
Our supporters lost thier voice due to the stagnant air which surrounds Aston!
Ha ha, not as bad as the stench wafting down from Oldham!
and is any air less stagnant than ancoats, like city it really is the place that time forgot
Bojinov out for six months.{DBD12D53-8346-431D-A04F-5D0F8664DE80}&newsid=6616236
OMG, typical, just bloody typical.
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
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
OK Longman & Thank you for your advice :) , Look to this picture, & Tell me do you know Jack?!.
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!
And you won't finish above us, you got fluke win!
ي سان سبك فلنت أربس
jesus! fluke, NURSE! NURSE! mcfcthriller's out of bed again!
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.
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, 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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