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Young shrugs off Villa wonder strike

Ashley Young shrugged off his wonder strike for Aston Villa in their 1-0 Intertoto Cup victory over Odense on Saturday.

"It was nice to get the goal," said Young in somewhat understated fashion.

"It was important for us to get the win and now we are looking forward to the draw on Friday."

Young was first on the scene after Wilfred Bouma went down holding his right leg after a clash with Odense's Senegal-born striker Baye Djiby Faye.

And given Bouma's right ankle was bending the wrong way, it is little wonder Young wheeled away with his head in his hands, scarcely able to believe what he had just witnessed.

"It was sad to see him get injured like that," said the England international. "I was first on the scene and it was fairly obvious it was a nasty one.

"But the medical staff got on the pitch pretty quickly and hopefully Wilfred has a pretty speedy recovery."

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