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Midfielder Sidwell completes move to Fulham

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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.

By @AVFCOfficial 7th January 2011
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