Topic: Oh dear, Swedes get mashed!
FT Gallstads FK 0-14 VILLA
Villa went goal crazy in the opening game of the Swedish tour with an emphatic 14-0 victory against part-timers Gallstads FK.
Luke Moore was the top scorer with five goals in 21 second-half minutes, while Juan Pablo Angel (2), Kevin Phillips (2), Lee Hendrie (2), Nobby Solano (2) and Liam Ridgewell completed the scoring.
Villa carved out an opening on one as Davis and Angel linked-up well on the edge of the box, but Gustavsson cleared the danger.
The lively Angel headed against the bar on four, with Magniusson blocking the follow up from Phillips. Moments later Angel fired an angled effort into the side netting.
Arvidsson did well to clear Barry's left-wing cross on six as Villa's bright start continued. A minute later Solano opened the scoring as Angel and Barry combined to set up a close range opening.
Davis almost doubled the lead on eight as he met Solano's right-wing cross, but saw keeper Staafjord block his angled drive.
Melleberg blocked an Andersson cross on 14 as Galstads created their first half chance of the evening.
Solano doubled his and Villa's tally on 16 with a superb curling right-foot free-kick from the edge of the box.
Villa doubled their lead with two goals in a minute on 17 as Angel slotted home from McCann's lay-off and Phillips then fired home from Angel's left-wing cross.
Angel might have added a fifth four minutes later as Solano whipped in a low cross from the right, but the striker failed to connect at the back post.
Davis saw a right-foot drive blocked by Berglund on 25 as Villa continued to dominate.
At the other end Arvidsson's left-foot free-kick was blocked by the Villa wall on 29. Staafjord saved well from Angel on the half-hour mark.
Staafjord saved bravely at the feet of Phillips on 35, but the striker was not to be denied and grabbed his second of the match moments later as he met a measured ball from Angel.
Angel made it 6-0 on 39 as he rose unchallenged to head home from close range.
de la Cruz fired high and wide after a weaving run on 45, cutting in from the right and beating three defenders on the edge of the box.
Villa made no fewer than nine changes at the break as DOL again opted to give as many players as possibe a run-out.
Moore headed against the post on 48 as he met Hendrie's right-wing cross. A minute later Berger fired wide after a strong run to the edge of the box.
Rookie striker Moore was denied by Staafrjord on 54 and the kepr foiled Hendrie moments later.
With Villa still very much on top, Whittingham sliced into the side-netting on 55.
Berglund sent a tired shot wide of the target from 40 yards out three mintes later.
Hendrie added the seventh of the evening on 59 as he met a left-wing cross from Samuel with a half-volley at the far post.
Goalscorer Hendrie failed to find Moore with a floating cross on 63. Seconds later the midfielder was denied by Staafjord.
Hendrie tried to chip the keeper on 67, but was denied by Staafjord. Seconds later the keeper brilliantly tipped a powerful header from Ridgewell over the bar.
Villa had a penalty on 69 as Moore was felled by Claesson. The young striker slotted home from the spot to make it 8-0.
It was nine a minute later as Hendrie made the most of poor marking to rifle hóme from the edge of the box.
Villa had double figures on 72 as Moore chested down and pulled a shot beyond the luckless Staafjord.
Ridgewell added an 11th goal for Villa on 75 as he met Berson's intelligent ball over the top and scored at the second time of asking.
Moore had his hat-trick on 77 as Staafjord palmed away Samuel's dangerous cross and the youngster slotted home from close-range.
Berger, looking to get in on the act, curled a left-foot free-kick narrowly wide on 80.
Hendrie pulled a shot inches wide two minutes later as he raced onto Moore's cheeky back-heel.
Djemba-Djemba was the next to try his luck on 85, but he too was unable to add to the scoreline.
Staafjord denied both Berson and Hendrie on 86, but was unable to thwart Moore seconds later as the youngster added his fourth and Villa's 13th of the evening.
Moore had his fifth on 90 as he met a long ball over the top and calmly slotted beyond the keeper.
Just too esy for us English footballers..