Game #5176

Season | 2011-12 |

Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #4 |
Premier League Match-week | #4 |  
Manager Game | #7 |
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Premier League | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 32,736 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Alex McLeish | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | Michael Oliver | 

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DWWDD | 

Scorers | Stiliyan Petrov | 63’ | Gabby Agbonlahor | 83’ |
Assists | Stephen Warnock | 63’ | Marc Albrighton | 83’ |

League Position | 8th | -2 |

Line Up |

GK Shay Given |
RB Alan Hutton |
DEBUT |
LB Stephen Warnock | ASSIST | 63' |
CB Richard Dunne |
CB James Collins |
M Fabian Delph |
SUB OFF | 80' |
M Stiliyan Petrov | GOAL | 63' |
W Charles N’Zogbia | SUB OFF | 72' |
F Darren Bent |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 
GOAL | 83' |
CF Emile Heskey | SUB OFF | 17' |

Substitutes |

M Barry Bannan for CF Emile Heskey | 17’ | 
W Marc Albrighton
ASSIST | 83' | BOOKED | 84' | for W Charles N’Zogbia | 72’ | 
M Stephen Ireland for M Fabian Delph | 80’ |

Unused Substitutes |

GK Brad Guzan
M Chris Herd
CB Ciaran Clark
F Nathan Delfouneso

Cards |

 Yellow | Marc Albrighton | 84’ | 

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 28.87 | 

Oldest Player | GK Shay Given | 35.41 |

Youngest Player | M Fabian Delph | 21.82 |

Unavailable |

Injury |

CB Carlos Cuéllar |

CB Nathan Baker | 

Loaned Out |

F Andreas Weimann | Watford | 26 August 2011 to 23 September 2011 | 

M Jean Makoun | Olympiacos Piraeus | 28 August 2011 to 30 June 2012 | 

Match Stats |

Possession F | 42
Possession A | 58
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 10
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 13

 On this day 10 September 2011 
Right back Alan Hutton made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £4,050,000 in August 2011

Match Report

BBC Sport

Saturday, 10 September 2011

*Gabriel Agbonlahor’s late equaliser secured a draw for Aston Villa in a game that Everton dominated.*


Leon Osman put Everton ahead with a 12-yard finish and they had a penalty shout turned down when Barry Bannan appeared to foul Leighton Baines.
 

Villa levelled through a stunning, 30-yard strike by Stiliyan Petrov, but Baines’s penalty made it 2-1 after Fabian Delph fouled Phil Jagielka.
 

But Agbonlahor’s header from Marc Albrighton’s cross earned Villa a draw.
 

Everton, playing their first game since Mikel Arteta’s departure to Arsenal, had gone into the game without a recognised striker.

They created chances aplenty though, with Tim Cahill leading the line in front of Leon Osman, and should have scored more.


The performance would have heartened the home crowd with some of their fans having protested at chairman Bill Kenwright and the board before kick-off. There was some warm applause for Kenwright, however, when he was shown on the big screen during the game.
 

Villa would have been grateful to their defence, particularly the imperious Richard Dunne, for keeping Everton’s goal tally down. Referee Michael Oliver also helped them by waving away the home penalty appeal at the start of the second half when Everton were 1-0 ahead.
 

Everton had asserted themselves quickly as an early Jagielka header was cleared off the line by Darren Bent and Osman was then denied by Villa goalkeeper Shay Given from close range.
 

Jagielka was frustrated again with another header as his effort struck the side-netting following a Baines corner.
 

But Everton finally got what they deserved in the 19th minute after a patient passing move that culminated in Tim Cahill dragging the ball back for Osman to tuck the ball in.
 

Everton finished the first half strongly as Marouane Fellaini and Jack Rodwell both came close with 25-yard strikes. Villa only had a 35-yard shot from Bannan to show for their lacklustre efforts.
 

Bent squandered a chance when he mis-hit from eight yards just after half-time, but Everton continued to look the more dangerous team.
 

David Moyes’s men were disappointed when Bannan appeared to trip Baines, after an impressive run by the left-back, but no penalty was given.
 

Villa were level against the run of play just after the hour when Petrov unleashed his long-range effort with Everton’s defenders failing to identify the danger.
 

But the home side looked to have made amends, six minutes later, as they were awarded a penalty during a scramble when Delph climbed on Jagielka, with Baines scoring from the spot.
 

The Midlands team levelled again unexpectedly when Albrighton’s cross from the left was met by Agbonlahor at the back post with seven minutes to play.
 

Everton had further chances to win the game late on, but Villa survived.