Date: 11th November 2006 at 6:11pm
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Villa boss Martin O’Neill has praised his troops for their response to the Carling Cup drubbing midweek.

He told the official site:

‘That was a magnificent response to Wednesday night. That was an outstanding, battling, determined display. Everton is not an easy place to come and I’m absolutely delighted with the three points.’

Goodison Park has certainly not been an easy place this season, this is Everton’s first home loss.

O’Neill said of his injury ravaged side: ‘We had to make changes today, with three players out through injury, but the players responded magnificently. I was so disappointed on Wednesday night at Chelsea, because we had such terrific support and we let them down. Today we made amends.’

‘There was loads of commitment and effort out there, but there were moments of quality as well. The build-up to the goal was a well worked move. Isaiah and Gabby did extremely well and Chris produced the sort of finish I know he’s capable of. He did very well all afternoon for us and it’s hard to single out players, because they all did well. But I thought Stiliyan Petrov was magnificent and he must be wondering what he has to do to get his first Villa goal. It will come and then we’ll see a few more.’

 

9 Replies to “Martin O’Neill Applauds Response”

  • a great gritty performance to blow away the chelsea result…would expecvt no less from an o’neil team………..a great three points……..

  • Trust the BBC, we all know they don’t like to mention the Villa too much, so it came as no surprise to hear them say the performance of the day was Chelski 4-0 win at HOME to watford, yeah whatever, and then to top it off, when it came to showing the leag

  • This win in particular was an excellent result for you guys, what a difference a change of Manager and owner has made.

  • I’m glad you mentioned the change of owner, Cravens, that was the key. Yes. MON has worked wonders but if the other fellow, I think his name was Herbert, had not got out, then MON would not have come in. So the one could not happen without the other.

  • Guys, were going on about Barry for England but on this form McCann is playing the best footy of his career. Yesterday he was immense! If Gerrard plays wide right and Lampard forward through the middle then McCann is playing better than Carrick. I neve

  • Agree with Gazvilla, McCann was immense. Thought Stan Petrov had his best game since Stamford Bridge first time around, while Isiah Osbourne was tremendous. What a young talent. Much more assured and self-confident than he was at Anfield, he’s learning fa

  • Another proof of the progress made to date. We definitely picked ourselves up off of the floor following the L.C. exit. and turned in a decent enough display.

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