Gabby: No issue with Marlon
Villa striker plays down Harewood row
Last Updated: September 23, 2007 8:48pm
Agbonlahor: No problem
Gabriel Agbonlahor has played down his full-time row with Aston Villa team-mate Marlon Harewood.
The two strikers were involved in a heated exchange at the end of Villa's 2-0 home win over Everton on Sunday.
Villa substitute Harewood was unhappy that Agbonlahor had opted to run down the clock rather than tee him up with a shooting chance.
Everton midfielder Phil Neville stepped in to cool the confrontation, but Agbonlahor does not expect it to be a lingering problem.
"I think just everyone is passionate to just score more goals," Agbonlahor told Sky Sports News.
"It was just a passionate thing from Marlon really, so it's alright."
Martin O'Neill also quelled any suggestion of a problem, and felt Agbonlahor did the sensible thing in holding on to possession.
The Villa boss: "I see it from Gabby's view because there are two minutes to go and we are 2-0 up. Why give the ball away?
"That's what we were taught years ago and if you do that you put yourself under pressure.
"I can understand the centre-forward's thinking that he might be in with a chance of a goal, but Gabby made the right decision and things are fine between them."