Anfield stunned by Villa win

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Francesco Guardi , Capriccio con piramide
“Liverpool slumped to their second Premier League defeat in nine days as they lost 3-1 to Aston Villa to put their title credentials firmly on the line. Villa produced a defiant, organised display and deserved their first win at Anfield since 2001. The result also ended Liverpool’s 31-match unbeaten home league record stretching back to December 2007, when Manchester United were the last winners at Anfield.” (ESPN)

Trio of mistakes cost Liverpool dear
“And to think Liverpool had come to the conclusion that the problem was drawing at Anfield. They were held at home seven times last season, a series of frustrations that served as an explanation why the title eluded them. Yet this was altogether costlier than the stalemates with Stoke, Fulham and West Ham. Given Aston Villa’s subdued start to the season, it was equally unexpected.” (ESPN)

Liverpool 1 – 3 Aston Villa
“Aston Villa produced an outstanding defensive display to secure their first win against Liverpool in eight years as Rafael Benitez’s side continued their stuttering start to the new Premier League campaign. Villa had been heavily criticised after losing their opening home game to Wigan Athletic and slumping to defeat in the Europa League against Rapid Vienna – but they answered all the questions in emphatic fashion at Anfield.” (BBC)

Red Crash To Anfield Defeat
“Fernando Torres’ late goal was not enough as Liverpool slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa. The Spaniard’s 72nd minute strike gave the hosts hope after first-half goals from Lucas Leiva (og) and Curtis Davies had put Martin O’Neill’s men in control. But Ashley Young’s penalty just three minutes later dashed any thoughts of a fight back as the visitors condemned the Reds to their second defeat in just three league games.” (Liverpool FC)

Liverpool 1 – 3 Aston Villa: That Was Anfield
“What a piggish little game this was. You might have assumed that Liverpool’s first league defeat at home since 2007 would have been an exhibition of high drama, or at least of reasonable intensity, but the Kop was languid, the crowd left early, and the Liverpool players were fierce only in their complaints.” (Run of Play)

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2 Responses to Anfield stunned by Villa win

  1. Elliott says:

    Love the pic. But perhaps the sacking of Rome would be more appropriate?

  2. soccer goals says:

    Great Game by Aston VIlla.

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