Friendly watch: Aston Villa 3-0 Inter Milan

Ollie Irish

7th, August 2007


Aston Villa are the new Premiership champions. Well, Inter Milan beat Manchester United 3-2, and Villa beat Inter 3-0 so they must be the best in the league. Right? Gareth Barry slotted home and scored a penalty either side of a header from defender Martin Laursen. It is the softest of penalties, by the way.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How was that a soft penalty??
    He’s arm went straight into his face whilst trying to cut across his run.

  2. Jay says:

    It is the new version of a shoulder charge.
    It is a penalty and it is a call that should be made more often. It seems that the shoulder charge is a thing of the past as players constantly use their arms to push and old their opponents.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i agree, from a neutral point of view that was not a soft penalty at all. his elbow was across agbonlahore’s face and he gets his legs tangled up while gabby is in front of him. good decision ref.

  4. Clemen says:

    Good to see Laursen back in action after 35 years of injuries.