Date: 12th April 2008 at 6:24pm
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Martin O’Neill has spoken following the 6-0 thumping of Derby County at Pride Park, our most emphatic away win for 37 years! (The last away 6-0 was in the 3rd division in 1971 v Oldham Athletic. I would like to say I’d taken the time to look it up – I had intended to honest, but I actually saw it on the official site!)

The Villa boss said we were ‘amazing’ today adding,

‘We were great. Interestingly enough we probably had a bit of a stodgy start. Derby had nothing to lose and they played some nice football early on. We had to really dig in and that’s what we did. We got the first goal, probably against the run of play, and after that we never looked back. Some of the stuff we played was scintillating.’

Stiliyan Petrov’s goal (from around 40 yards out) probably deserves a special mention. He was masterful all afternoon and his goal was just different class.’



MON said he was also pleased that Villa kept it going in the second half instead of resting on their laurels.

‘We didn’t want to switch off and we wanted a clean-sheet. So there was plenty to play for in the second-half and I just felt there were goals in us all the time. We’ve come out of that bit of a slump we had with two wins and 10 goals. We’ve still got a job to do and we’re still right in there.’

Now bring on the Blues!