Date: 10th February 2007 at 4:58pm
Written by:
Reading
2 – 0
Aston Villa

Madejski Stadium

10/02/2007

Attendance: 24,122

ReadingAston Villa
Sidwell (16 and 90 +2)
Marcus HahnemannThomas Sorensen
Graeme MurtyPhillip Bardsley
Andre Bikey
 
Olof Mellberg
Ivar IngimarssonGary Cahill
Nicky ShoreyGareth Barry
Glen Little77Gabriel Agbonlahor75
James Harper
 
Gavin McCann
Steve SidwellStiliyan Petrov
Stephen HuntShaun Maloney
Leroy LitaJohn Carew
Shane Long62Ashley Young
 
88

Substitutes

Ulises De la CruzStuart Taylor
John Oster77Liam Ridgewell
Dave Kitson62Patrik Berger75
Adam FedericiSteven Davis88
Michael DuberryMartin Laursen

Game Statistics

12Goal attempts17
9On Target7
12Corners8
0Fouls0
2Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
42%58
 

11 Replies to “Stats: Reading v Aston Villa 10/02/2007”

  • Still good, although Villa lost to see 58% possession and 17 shots on goal, I think it was 17 against Newcastle too. A minor blip for the Villa and I suppose people will be disapointed with losing away to a team in the top 6 in the league away from home.

  • Oh yea and I forgot they g prolly got the second goal whilst Villa were up their end trying to get the equaliser.

  • I’d rather play poorly and win. You can gloss over this by saying we played well but the fact is we have a soft underbelly. How long can we persist with Petrov? He hasn’t played well for months. Drop him and lets see if we get a reaction. On the plus side Carew was awesome again and Moloney showed some nice touches. Thought Cahill played well. Not sure about Bardsley though.

  • Is Barry good enough at left back? I’d prefer Bouma with Barry slotting into the middle of the park next to McCann. Drop Petrov. How long will MON persist with him? Sorry, but dissapointed.

  • we seem to be very poor defensively at the moment and are always chasing the game.. Have to agree about Petrov who is just not performing and Mcann keeps giving the ball away…! Maloney was our best player along with Carew.

  • I think today shows that we have to be very patient with our rebuilding as we are still a long way off being good enough for Europe. I think most people would agree that central midfield is the main problem but the bottom line is that apart from the front 2 and Barry, how many of the rest are good enough to make us a top 6 team? Some may come through like Gabby, but he is clearly in need of the 3 week break. If we finish in the top 10 this season then that should give us a platform to challenge for the top 6 next season, but I still think we need 4 or 5 new players to improve the defence and midfield.

  • Out-fought and out-thought in midfield. Best players, John Carew and Shaun Maloney. Dont know how much Sidwell would cost, or whether we could lure him away from a Reading team competing in the UEFA Cup, but what an addition to our squad he would be.

  • have to say thought mccann was dreadful yesterday,his passing was pathetic and petrov wasnt much better,at least one if not two new midfielders in the summer needed.carew awesome again and maloney looks a real good player with plenty of bottle to go at defenders,now i know why celtic fans were disgusted to see him go.sidwell would be a proper signing if we get him,martin i think will get him too.

  • 58% possession is a pretty decent total, considering that for the first thirty minutes or so we were completely outplayed and run ragged. The stats suggest that we came back strongly, which I suppose in a way we did, but without really ever threatening to pull back the one goal deficit.

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