Kevin MacDonald disappointed with defeat


Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald could not believe how his Aston Villa side had contrived to lose 2-1 at Stoke City on Monday evening.

Taking charge of the first team for the final time before Gerard Houllier takes on the managerial reins, MacDonald watched Villa dominate the first half at the Britannia Stadium.

However, Stewart Downing's header was all they had to show for their superiority and two goals in the last ten minutes by Kenwyne Jones and Robert Huth turned the game on its head.

"I'm very disappointed, obviously," MacDonald said after the match."But you know that happens.

"I am disappointed – and we felt but we only saw it quickly – that it might not have been a free-kick and if it was it should have been a little bit further back.

"But that happens in football. The decision was given and we lost a football match.

"I thought we actually played quite well but you know when you come to Stoke how difficult it is going to be.

"They had a couple of chances in the first half as well even though we probably had more but you sometimes have to say well done to them as you know what you are going to get when you come here.

"We missed the chances, they rode their luck a little bit which we kind of expected. I wouldn't say just desserts but they got a little bit of luck."

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