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Gaffer's View: Villa home 1-1

Gaffer's View: Villa home 1-1
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish felt that his side could have killed off Aston Villa on Derby Day, if they had taken just a couple of their numerous chances.

Roger Johnson gave the home side the lead early in the second half but a deflected shot from James Collins ensured the game ended all square.

McLeish felt his side had enough clear-cut chances to take all three points and Blues were not helped by not getting a penalty decision to go their way from referee Mark Clattenburg.

McLeish said: 'It was probably a fair result overall. We have come a long way in a couple of years in terms of these derby games and the results. Had we been a bit more clinical at 1-0, we would have seen it through.

'Craig Gardner had a wonderful chance with a volley which he put wide and he is a guy you would normally want and trust in that situation. Brad Friedel also made a great save at that point from Matt Derbyshire and we had the chance to turn the screw.

'But we allowed Villa to come back into it, and gave away a few unnecessary free-kicks and I was disappointed with the build-up to their equaliser. But the shot from Collins was not even on target before it hit someone and was deflected in.'



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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Monday January 17 2011
Time: 7:06AM

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Make the most of it, any fool can see that you are'nt playing too badly and quite frankly we are poor at the moment! UTV
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