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O'Neill content with replay

25 Jan 2009 - 10:33:23

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill was relieved to see his side still in the FA Cup after they were held to a goalless draw in their fourth round tie at Doncaster Rovers.

The Premier League high-flyers wee put under severe pressure at the Keepmoat Stadium, but escaped to secure a replay back at Villa Park.

O'Neill told the club's official website: "In the course of the season it's another game, but this is the FA Cup and I will take it.

"All the games will mount up for us, but I am just delighted to still be in the competition.

"The FA Cup is very important, you could tell that from the side I put out. We didn't want to go out and, at the moment, we are still in it.

"We reached the final in 2000 which was great, but the last few years we have played Manchester United a host of times and lost.

"We are still in it and we'll be looking to progress at Villa Park. I am hoping the home tie will hand us the advantage, but I am still worried about the replay.

"I was very impressed with Doncaster, but they didn't play any differently from how I expected them to, having watched them twice.

"They are a fine footballing side and they'll be wondering why they are in the position they are."


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