ASTON VILLA 2
- Carew 16,
- Carew 82
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2
- Craddock 23,
- Milner (og) 38
**Aston Villa must a hard-fought again to compete in the big four, after playing the series when faced with Wolverhampton Wanderers. John Carew double secured a point from defeat at Villa Park.
Villa got off to a flying start with John Carew converting Ashley Young's cross after just 16 minutes, but Wolves hit back and drew level seven minutes later through goalscoring centre-back Jody Craddock.
With less than ten minutes of the first-half remaining, the visitors went in front. Wolves attacked down the left flank, and Matt Jarvis managed to offload a dangerous ball across the Villa penalty area. From there it was a race between Jones and Milner which the England international won but he couldn't help poking the ball past Friedel into his own net.
But moments later, Villa were level. Heskey showed good strength to hold-up the ball after Carew’s knock-on, and the England striker slipped the ball through to the onrushing Steve Sidwell. The former Reading and Chelsea man poked the ball forward and Carew was on hand to tuck the ball under Hahnemann to bag his second of the match.
Aston Villa: Friedel; Cuellar, Dunne (Albrighton 72), Collins, Warnock; A. Young, Petrov, Milner, Downing (Sidwell 77); Heskey, Carew
Wolverhampton: Hahnemann; Zubar, Berra, Craddock, Ward (Mancienne 64); Foley, Jones, Guedioura (Elokobi 46), Henry, Jarvis (Iwelumo 89), Doyle