Villa book their place in Uefa Cup with lacklustre draw

The hard work had been done in the first leg which Villa comfortably won 4-1 so perhaps the Midlanders lacklustre performance was to be expected.

Craig Gardner opened the scoring for the home side in the first half but within three minutes Atli Bjornsson had levelled.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill acknowledged the low key performance but was pleased to progress.

"We did enough to get through on the tie and we did very well out in Iceland, but even so we can improve immensely on that performance.

"Tonight we played a couple of players who were desperately in need of games, one or two did exceptionally well and we had flashes from some of the others as well."

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