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Agbonlahor: Don't Score Early!

Agbonlahor: Don't Score Early!

Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Aston Villa should not score early against United on Saturday.

The two teams lock horns on Saturday for the umpteenth time in the FA Cup third round. History, form, players, everything point to a United win but Villa attacker Agbonlahor knows the way to win: keep United at bay and score in the second half only.

'Last time we scored an early goal and had them on the back foot but, against those quality teams especially, it is not good to score the first goal,' he said...

'We got them angry and they came back and thumped us.

'I think we've got to go out and show what we did against Tottenham on New Year's Day and hopefully we can get at least a replay off them.

'We've shown this season that we can hurt teams and, if we go out and play our game, we can hurt anyone. We've got to try and stop them from scoring but we are capable of scoring in any game.'


It's quite interesting. I would argue that scoring early puts the pressure on the bigger team as they are expected to win comfortably. It should liberate their opponents who would believe they can indeed win. But I'm not sure, as I have never been a professional footballer.

One thing is clear. An early United goal could be disastrous for Villa who were by far our favourite opponents in the past decade...

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday January 3 2008
Time: 5:35PM

Comments

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I have to disagree with Gabby's assessment, although I understand where he's coming from. Winning football match's is all about making and taking as many opportunities as you can. The best form of defence is attack. Should be a good game to watch. All the best for the rest of the season, after Saturday's match and the return league fixture of course!
Nigel-not-Reo
03/01/2008 19:36:00
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i expect a tight game.
rooneyisgod
03/01/2008 21:10:00
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Where are all ManU fans?
Bosko-Macedonia
04/01/2008 03:07:00
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Should be a good one...
Tosswink
04/01/2008 09:12:00
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Villa need to win this one
Backslash2010
04/01/2008 16:25:00
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