CITY 2 ASTON VILLA 0
Barclays Premier League
4th March 2009
scoreres Elano(pen 22), Wright-Phillips(88)
City Given, Zabaleta, Onouha, Dunne, Bridge, Kompany, De Jong, Wright-Phillips, Elano, Ireland; Caicedo – subs Fernandes(46), Evans(73), Bojinov(82), Hart(unused), Vassell(unused), Garrido(unused), Berti(unused)
Villa Friedel, L Young, Barry, A Young, Milner, Agbonlahor, Davies, Knight, Heskey, Petrov, Cuellar – subs Carew(46), Gardner(85), Guzan(unused), Harewood(unused), Delfounseco(unused), Reo-Coker(unused), Shorey(unused)
A GREAT PENALTY FROM ELANO TO OPEN THE SCORING
A spirited second half performance failed to earn Villa any reward after they had been badly out of sorts before the interval. Shaun Wright-Phillips was a constant thorn in Villa’s side and after firing wide from an inviting position he was brought down by the back-tracking James Milner, presenting Elano with the opportunity to open the scoring with a 24th minute penalty.
Villa reshuffled their line-up at the break and the” switches made a massive difference, until Wright-Phillips put the issue beyond doubt by stroking a low shot past Brad Friedel in the 89th minute.
EXTRACT FROM ASTON VILLA PROGRAMME 5TH OCTOBER 2009
SWP SEALS VICTORY WITH A LATE WELL TAKEN GOAL