Petrov injury spoils Villa triumph

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2009 10:16

The Bulgarian suffered a dislocated shoulder injury at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga and now looks set to spend an extended spell on the sidelines.

Villa went into the match needing to beat Group C leaders Atlante of Mexico by two clear goals but things were looking bad when Curtis Davies put through his own goal in the 20th minute to give CONCACAF Champions League winners Atlante an early advantage.

However, Villa hit back and were on level terms before the break when young substitute Marc Albrighton (38) netted after Atlante goalkeeper Federico Vilar had saved John Carew’s header.

Carew fired home Villa’s second three minutes after the restart and then Ashley Young headed home on the hour mark.

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