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Midfielder Sidwell completes move to Fulham
Steve Sidwell arrives at Craven Cottage.
7th Jan 2011
Midfielder Sidwell completes move to Fulham


Steve Sidwell has joined Fulham for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder signed for the Cottagers after spending two-and-a-half years at Villa Park.

Villa would like to wish Steve all the best for the future.

Sidwell's debut campaign in claret and blue was disrupted by injuries - although he produced two moments which will long be savoured by Villa supporters.

He scored on his league debut for the club after going on as a late substitute in the 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic and then hit the Premier League's fastest goal of the season after just 31 seconds of the dramatic 3-2 success at Everton.

He didn't make as many appearances as he would have liked last season - and this was due to the exemplary performances of Stan Petrov and James Milner in the central ground.

After making numerous starts in pre-season, most notably during the Peace Cup success, Sidwell was mainly used as a super sub for much of the top-flight campaign.

And he certainly justified that billing with a bit of quick thinking on the touchline in the game against Hull at Villa Park.

Picking the ball up after it had gone out of play, the quick-thinking midfielder threw it to Gabby Agbonlahor who fed Milner. The central star lobbed the goalkeeper to make the score 2-0 and set Villa up for the victory.

Sidwell joined Villa from Chelsea in the summer of 2008.


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