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Villa defeat worries O'Neill
17 Sep 2007 - 13:22:24
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has urged his players to put their disappointing display against Manchester City behind them as quickly as possible.
The Irishman was downbeat after the 1-0 defeat at Eastlands, Villa having gone into the game on the back of a 2-0 home win over Chelsea a fortnight earlier.
O'Neill told the Birmingham Mail: "We could have done with playing the weekend after Chelsea to keep up our momentum, but there is no excuse.
"We had won two on the trot in the League. We were capable of getting something out of the game, but we just didn't do enough.
"We have got plenty to think about. We have got a lot of work to do. The disappointment is that we were getting up and running. We are better than we showed and that is the frustrating thing.
"For us to compete and be successful in the top part of the table, these are games that we should get something out of.
"We are capable of causing any team problems. We are capable of doing better and manoeuvring the ball better than we did against City."