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NUFC Revenge of Sorts

There's been added needle to our recent games against Aston Villa, mainly because of the bedsheet brigade in the Villa end and their mocking of us on our relegation a few seasons back.

Oh how our fans will have milked today.

The familiar saying of a 'game of two halves' probably could have been invented with this game in mind but probably shouldn't have been like this on reflection as our nerves dictated much of the second half.

Anyway, the game started out quite evenly before we upped the tempo and started to pen Villa back in their half. It came as no real surprise when the excellent Mousa Sissoko played a peach of a pass into the path of Papiss Cisse to guide it under their keeper.

A second followed just over ten minutes later with Yohan Cabaye finishing off an excellent passage of possession by bending a drive into the far corner past the keepers outstretched dive.

More decent play followed with them lot looking shot of confidence and if we added another goal then it wouldn't have overawed us, however the second half brought all our nerves back, all thanks to a dubious penalty for a nothing tackle.

The remainder of the second half was a mix of grit, determination, some strange refereeing and a lot of hoof ball from them into our box.

The closest they came was with a Benteke one on one and a mad goalmouth scramble which was brilliantly blocked by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. World class in fact.

The result was the main thing today and the fact that we held on for the three points should lift us as a team and with the returning Ben Arfa and Cheik Tiote in the next fortnight or so. Should see us have enough to clamber to safety where we can then assess where we go from here.

For now though, lets enjoy some sort of revenge.



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Writer:TNMW
Date:Tuesday January 29 2013
Time: 11:08PM

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