Phillips nets on debut
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Aston Villa beat Wycombe 2-0 in their first pre-season game.Aston Villa got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at Wycombe.
Kevin Phillips marked his debut for his new club with a goal and Peter Whittingham netted the other in a comfortable victory.
Villa boss David O'Leary fielded a strong line-up in a game which marked Steve Brown's testimonial.
Phillips got off the mark for Villa on 24 minutes latching onto a pass from another debutant - Patrik Berger - before coolly lobbing Frank Talia.
O'Leary rang the changes at half time as he looked to give his whole squad a run-out and new goalkeeper Stuart Taylor getting a bit of the action.
Villa doubled their lead on 67 minutes when Whittingham finished off a fine flowing move.
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Bath 0 Bristol City 5
Grimsby 1 Sheff Wed 2
Limerick F.C. 0 Scunthorpe 0
Hamilton 1 Cardiff 2
SC Varzim 0 MK Dons 0