O'Neill hails determined Villa

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Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill praised the resilience of his side as they beat Sunderland 2-1 in their fifth game in 13 days.

Villa trailed to Djibril Cisse's second goal of the season but Ashley Young and John Carew struck before half-time to settle the issue in favour of the home side.

O'Neill said: "Sunderland had a lot of possession and they were pushing us right to the end but I thought we did brilliantly to fight back and get the win."

He added: "I am absolutely delighted with the team, delighted with their determination and naturally delighted with a win.

"We had to fight back and try to blow the cobwebs away after losing to QPR in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

"I'm just really pleased the side has come through and come through strongly. Some performances were outstanding.

"But for us to win here, coming from behind, I really am delighted with the team."

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