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Houllier hopes to maintain momentum

26 Jan 2011 09:30:03

Houllier hopes to maintain momentum

Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has promised to maintain the momentum following another crucial victory.The mood at Villa Park has been transformed in the past week following the £24million signing of Darren Bent from Sunderland.Bent sparked the resurgence with a debut strike in Saturday's uplifting Barclays Premier League win at Manchester City and Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young followed up with the winning goals at Wigan last night.The 2-1 victory, completed after withstanding a late Wigan fightback in which James McCarthy struck, lifted Houllier's men six points clear of the relegation zone.Houllier said: "The Manchester City game was very important psychologically for us, for many reasons."But we have got to stay focused and keep working, we don't take anything for granted in this league. Any team can beat any team. All I know is we are physically fitter and stronger and mentally stronger as well."


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