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Houllier praises Heskey for late winner

27 Sep 2010 - 08:49:04

New Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier enjoyed the perfect return to the Premier League as his side grabbed a late 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon.

Stewart Downing tucked Marc Albrighton's centre away to open the scoring, but when Matt Jarvis' cross shot deceived Brad Friedel in the second half, the points looked set to be shared.

But a fabulous header from Emile Heskey in the 88th minute ensured the points went to Villa Park and the former Liverpool coach was delighted with the promising start to life in the Midlands.

"Emile's goal was fantastic, we know what he's capable of. It's not easy to play up front these days.

"He's got tremendous assets, but sometimes he doesn't believe enough in himself and he should have more faith in what he's capable of doing.

"(It was) the perfect return because we got the three points and we beat a very, very difficult team.

"The first goal was important because it brought confidence to the team and the two goals we scored were at the end of two could moves and the player's attitudes today were fantastic."

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