Aston Villa coach Kevin McDonald saluted his aspiring young players for a job 'well done' after his charges defeated Manchester United 2-0 to retain their title in the main tournament of the Philips Lighting International 7's last night. Wiry forwards Shane Paul and Gabriel Agbonlamor both got on the score sheet as Villa won back-to-back Hong Kong tournaments at Sports Road to prove last year's penalty shootout win over Arsenal was no fluke. McDonald was delighted his team had shown resolve, discipline and teamwork in defeating one of the hot favourites of the tournament, who were making their sevens debut. 'It's very nice to win here. I was pleasantly surprised with our performance. We were younger than most of the other teams and we put up a good performance. I am very proud of what we did,' enthused McDonald, who preferred not to single out any star players of the team. 'We always tried to score goals and our attack was better than our defence. We don't usually play sevens. All of the players were outstanding. [Goalkeeper] Antoni Pecora was particularly outstanding, making great saves in all our games. But there were other people who did their job and did it well,' he said. McDonald's pep talk at half-time must have done wonders for his team as Villa continued to press on the attack against an outplayed United. 'I said to them at half-time, I hope we keep our young legs going for another 10 minutes. Last weekend, we competed in an 11-a-side tournament in Holland. We didn't do well in that one, so we were looking forward to this Hong Kong tournament. It's been a great experience for us and I am absolutely delighted for them [with this success],' said McDonald. Villa went a goal ahead in the fourth minute when Paul robbed the ball off a defender before finishing with a low shot that hit the bottom right-hand corner of the net. Villa continued to pile on the pressure and almost made it 2-0 when Steven David hit the crossbar. But Agbonlamor put the result beyond doubt when he scored right at the death with a fierce shot at close range. United manager Ricky Sbragia said Villa were the better team on the night and deserved to win. 'They worked exceptionally well as a team. When we were down 1-0, we were left chasing the equaliser. We took time to adjust to the format of the game because this was our first time playing in a sevens tournament. We're in the learning process right now,' said Sbragia. Meanwhile, former Sheffield Wednesday favourite Bob Bolder was the toast of the Philips All-Star team after he played a blinder of a game to lead his team to victory over surprise finalists Jade Rattan. Bolder left his best for last as he made three stunning saves in the penalty shootout after teams were deadlocked at 0-0 following extra time. Bolder kept out Pang Kam-chuen, Sammy Yu Kwok-sum and Leslie Santos' well-taken spot kicks with a rousing display of skill and strength. Philips All-Stars Paul Walsh, Gordon Cowans and Dean Holdsworth showed how it should be done as they were all successful with their conversions to win the shootout 3-0 - and retain their title. Bolder could not contain his delight after his third huge save as he went on a victory lap in front of an amazed capacity crowd before being mobbed by his teammates. 'It's great. All the lads were brilliant. We worked so hard and it was really a tough game,' said Bolder, who has also played for Sunderland and Charlton. 'To get to the final and win the tournament is brilliant. Physically, it was a tough game for us, but we got the result we wanted and we played it right. We have won this tournament twice on the trot now. I almost forgot about that,' Bolder said. Wimbledon striker Dean Holdsworth was almost at a loss for words in his admiration for man-of-the-moment Bolder, who dived to his left side on all three occasions to put his team on the path to victory. 'He's been fantastic. Bob has done so well for us,' said Holdsworth. 'All the lads have done well taking the penalties too. It's been a great team performance from them,' he said.