We were robbed. No other way of putting it. After an even first half we were all over them in the second and by far the better team. We were very unlucky not to score although some of that was due to the excellent Brad Friedel in their goal. Then of course we got hit on the break and while Johnson clearly got the ball the ref saw otherwise and handed Villa an undeserved victory. In case any Villa fans think they were the better team here’s some stats.
Attempts on target – Villa 6 Blues 14
Number of people who thought it was a penalty – 1 (Martin O’Neil)
Not happy, not happy at all!