Agbonlahor happy with Villa draw

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has admitted that he is happy with his side’s point in the 0-0 draw with Swansea on Sunday, and feels the Liberty Stadium is a tough place to play.

Neither side could break the deadlock at the home of the Welsh side, and in the end the points were shared in a sombre afternoon after the news of Gary Speed’s death.

Agbonlahor was impressed by his newly promoted opponents, and feels a draw is a good result.

“We had a few chances to win it, but they had a few as well,” he told Sky Sports.

“This will be a tough place for teams to come this season, they play football and they made it hard for us. But we are happy to get something out of the game.

“We thought we were unlucky not to win it, but a lot of teams will settle for a point from Swansea,” he said.

The England international had a chance to score the winner, but saw home goalkeeper Michael Vorm divert his effort over the bar.

“I thought I might as well have a go because we were frustrated in the first half and didn’t get many shots off. I got a shot off and it was unlucky not to go in,” he admitted.

Villa host Premier League champions Manchester United in their next game, and sit in eighth place in the table after Sunday’s result.

By Gareth McKnight