Photos: Wigan 1-2 Aston Villa – Super James Milner For The Win

Ollie Irish

17th, March 2010


By Ollie Irish


Another terrific display by James Milner capped a fine away win for Villa, who are not yet out of the running for fourth. Milner scored the winner and generally showed what a fine player he’s become this season compared with recent lifeless turns by Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, Milner is certainly playing well enough to earn a World Cup starting role on merit. But where to play Milner through the middle or out wide?

The latter, probably. Milner has done very well in the middle of late, and his all-action performance at the DW Stadium won effusive praise from Martin O’Neill:

“It was an extraordinary performance by a really good player,” Villa’s gaffer

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  1. Chringle says:

    I’d stick him in the middle partnering Frank Lampard, with Adam Johnson on the left and Aaron Lennon (if fit) or SWP on the right.

  2. Dan says:

    Lampard wouldn’t be anywhere near the England team if I were in charge. Stick Milner out wide, Barry and Gerrard in the middle, with Charles N’Zogbia (or one of Villa’s other wingers if you refuse to pick N’Zogbia) on the opposite flank. There we have pace, fluidity, and attacking thrust all in one nice little package. Even if we don’t win the thing we’ll be a hell of a lot more entertaining than we have been for about 15 years.

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