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Villa Park

Sat 08-12-07, 12.45pm

Attendance: 35790

Referee:

Aston VillaPortsmouth
Gareth Barry 72 (pen)Craig Gardner 10 o.g, Sulley Muntari 40, 61
Scott Carson     David James    
Olof Mellberg     Glen Johnson    
Zat Knight     Sol Campbell    
Martin Laursen     Sylvain Distin    
Wilfred Bouma     54 Noe Pamarot    
Craig Gardner     70 John Utaka     64
Nigel Reo-Coker     Papa Bouba Diop    
Gareth Barry     Pedro Mendes    
Ashley Young     Sulley Muntari    
John Carew     Niko Kranjcar     88
Gabriel Agbonlahor     Benjani    
Substitutes
Stuart Taylor     Asmir Begovic    
Marlon Harewood     70 Hermann Hreidarsson    
Curtis Davies     Dave Nugent    
Patrik Berger
 
  54 Matty Taylor     88
Shaun Maloney     Kanu     64
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
13
6
On Target
9
8
Corners
5
19
Fouls
23
3
Yellow Cards
5
0
Red Cards
0
2
%
5

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday December 9 2007
Time: 11:24AM

Comments

0
Still cant believe all those yellows!!!
pentonpompey
09/12/2007 11:29:00
0
the ref was a joke tho wasnt he - but then again the wiesel looking one always is...
pompeyrug
09/12/2007 11:32:00
0
john utaka was again very disappointing for me, this bad form has gone on for far too long and now i really do think that it is time to try matty taylor and kranjcar on either wing - utaka, no matter how much he cost cannot keep a place in the side regardless... matty taylor got on for 2 minutes at the end, but i think that 'arry should have brought him on when he had kanu for utaka.
pompeyrug
09/12/2007 11:34:00
0
Totally agree about Utaka, definately didnt earn his wages, the poorest performance by a pompey player by a mile...although Pedro challenged him in the 1st half, bally awful, thankfully he put his football head on in the 2nd.
pentonpompey
09/12/2007 11:38:00
0
And i can now see why Benji has scored 8 goals this season...someone has told him to be more selfish...would somebody tell him there are 9 other outfield players to pass to!!
pentonpompey
09/12/2007 11:40:00
0
agreed mate benji still works as hard as ever but he has got to start remebering that he is still 'part of a team' and has to start passing again, we dont need or want another lualua on our hands so we!
pompeyrug
09/12/2007 11:56:00
0
when utaka started by tacking back into the corner to make a tackle i thought 'were on' but he once agin did little or nothing... he might blow hot and cold but he is freezing at the moment so why not take this oppotunity to start preapring for his 'forced' absense by making him force his way back into the starting 11 instead of - sorry to be harsh - basically playing with 9 outfield players as we have for large periods in recent weeks, as for them ost part we may as well have...
pompeyrug
09/12/2007 11:59:00
0
I love Benji, but there is a limit to how many times he can run into a brick wall
pentonpompey
09/12/2007 12:00:00
0
yep, very true and this did happen a fair bit against villa didnt it - im all for him keep trying to score, but if a pass if a better or more realistic option it is one that needs to be taken.
pompeyrug
09/12/2007 12:42:00
0
i didnt actually particually notice benji loosing the ball too often...the amount of yellow cards was a little riduclas! when the first one ws given to the villa player, i thought "here we go"...then they eased off, then he just gave them for every single foul!!!
pompeycarpet
09/12/2007 12:49:00
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