Game #3867

1984-85

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Position:

12th (-2)

Division One

Everton

Goodison Park

Attendance: 25,089

Saturday, 13 October 1984

Villa have five booked, a penalty award against them and are beaten by Everton at Goodison as all remnants of finesse and flair seem to have been drained from the team under Graham Turner.

Everton

2-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Peter Withe | 44' |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #3867

Matchday | #12 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #12 |
Saturday, 13 October 1984

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Graham Turner |
Referee | John Key, Rotherham |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | WLWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Key

MATCH INCIDENTS

John Key

Villa

💥- | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

Everton

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.24 |

Oldest Player |
CF Peter Withe | 33.15 |

Youngest Player |
LB Tony Dorigo | 18.80 |

TEAM NEWS

Paul Rideout and Tony Dorigo replace Colin Gibson and Mark Walters.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Graham Turner

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Mervyn Day |
LB Tony Dorigo |
RB Gary Williams |
CB Brendan Ormsby |
D Steve Foster |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Steve McMahon |
M Paul Birch |
CF Peter Withe |
F Didier Six |
F Paul Rideout |

SUBSTITUTES

M Paul Kerr for F Didier Six | 79' |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

THE OPPOSITION

Southall, Stevens, Harper, Mountfield (ex), van den Hauwe, Ratcliffe, Bracewell, Reid, Steven, Heath (ex) (g), Sharp (g). Manager: Howard Kendall.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Graham Turner's Villa return to League action and lose for the third time in four games to make it four wins in ten League games, whilst losing five. Meanwhile, Steve Foster made his final Villa appearance aged 27 before moving on to Luton Town in November for £70,000 just six months after Villa had paid Brighton & Hove Albion £150,000 for his services. Foster played in the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons making 17 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

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MATCH TIMELINE

27’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Graeme Sharp
44’ Goal, 1-1, Peter Withe
HT Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
60’ Missed penalty, (Everton), Adrian Heath
75’ Goal, 1-2, (Everton), Adrian Heath
79’ Sub off, Didier Six, Sub on, Paul Kerr
FT Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

Cards
Booking, Steve McMahon, Foul
Booking, Brendan Ormsby, Foul
Booking, Tony Dorigo, Foul
Booking, Gary Williams, Dissent
Booking, Allan Evans, Dissent

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“People will regard me as finished as an international player, but if I keep my form and fitness I could still be recalled for the odd game.

Peter Withe, after 6 goals and five assists in 12 games so far this season is called up to the England squad aged 33.

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*Liverpool Echo*
Monday, 15 October 1984

"Villa are a very hard side to beat. Their rugged defenders were taking no prisoners on Saturday, and although two of their five bookings arose from dissent, they were physical in the extreme. Steve McMahon fairly clattered into Peter Reid, the man who has taken his place in midfield, while Brendan Ormsby was extremely lucky to stay on the field after two hefty fouls which followed an earlier booking for chopping down Sharp."

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HEATH PLAYS TOP NOTE AS EVERTO CALL By lan Hargraves WHEN Howard Kendall paid Stoke £700,000 for Adrian Heath three years ago there were plenty of critics who thought he needed his head examined. Although chairman Philip Carter described Heath as Everton's first million-pound signing, very real doubts existed over whether the little man had the finishing touch required of a striker, or the physical attributes needed to succeed in midfield. He alternated between two or three different roles, and despite flashes of brilliance rarely suggested he was about to become the inspiration of a match-winning team. Then Everton's twin cup run began, and somewhere along the line the real Adrian Heath emerged, a gifted individual who, like Alan Ball before him, refused to fit any conventional mould. As he reminded us against Aston Villa on Saturday, great players make their own rules. His swift, darting runs, his ability to pinch possession in the twinkling of an eye, and his awareness of the slightest opening mark him as a real original. Not that Everton ' s victory was by any means a one-man performance. Once they had got into their stride, midway through the second half, they played some lovely, flowing football that had their fans in raptures, and during that relatively short period looked capable of almost anything. Peter Reid, creator of bOth go - als, showed class and maturity in midfield alongside the ever-improving Bracewell, and Trevor Steven gave another fine display on the right wing. Graeme Sharp left Evans and Ormsby standing time and again, showing surprising ball control as well as plentiful commitment, and his 24th-minute goal was headed home like a guided missile. But it was Heath, scorer of the Blues' winning goal in 74 minutes, after Peter Withe had brought the sides level on the stroke of half-time, who was again the orchestrator of their splendid performance. He had one shot kicked off the line, put another just wide, and created what seemed a certain goal Andy Gray went In was similar to the atmosphere I had sampled only In our cup matches last season and I hope we can experience it In our League matches now." talks to Ann Cummings against Sheffield United. And we are not giving many away. "I was fog rwith Villa and it's a lways f nice to beat your old club and I was specially delighted with the way we beat them. The reaction and the noise from the crowd when our second goal ---- dray summed up the mood of the camp when he said: "Everyone feels this is the place to be at the moment. Things are certainly happening and the whole place Is buzzing. We are In Europe and we are well positioned In the League." As for himself, he for Sharp, only to see his powerful partner mis-kick in the goalmouth. Just to show he was fallible, he too, missed a penalty awarded when Sharp was brought down in the area, but still had time to snatch the winner. Small he may be, but his performance reminded us all that size is not everything. It may be too soon for him to earn England recognition, but unless Liverpool show considerable improvement on their recent form he seems destined to be the hero of Merseyside next Saturday. What a pleasure it was to see an Everton team not only grafting away grimly throughout 90 minutes, but also showing themselves capable of turning on the style against first-rate opposition. Make no mistake, Villa are a very hard side to beat. Their rugged defenders were taking no prisoners on Saturday, and although two of their five bookings arose from dissent, they were physical in the extreme. Steve McMahon fairly clattered into Peter Reid, the man who has taken his place in midfield, while Brendan Ormsby was extremely lucky to stay on the field after two hefty fouls which followed an earlier booking for chopping down Sharp. Determined defence French star Didier Six promised more than he delivered, and Paul Rideout faded after looking very dangerous, but Peter Withe was ... just Peter Withe. The much-travelled striker from Liverpool had Mountfield in all sorts of trouble early on, nodded in a fine equalising goal on half-time, and could easily have turned the match given stronger support. That he did not receive it was due to Everton's determination which, coupled with their creative enterprise, ensured them going into next week's derby as clear favourites. And that hasn't happened for a great many years. !MERTON 14-4-21: Southall, Stevens. Mountfield, Ratcliffe. Van Den Hauwe:-Steven, Reid, Bracewell. Harper. Heath, Sharp. Sub.. Wakenshaw. ASTON VILLA 14-4-2): Day; Williams. Evans. Ormsby, Dorigo; Birch, McMahon, Cowans, Six (Kerr. 791; Hideout. Withe. Gaols: Sharp (24 mins ) 1-0, Withe 144) I-I; Heath (74) 2-1. Careers: Everton 5, Aston Villa I Rooting,: McMahon, Ormsby and Doris° (Aston Villa) for fouls, and Williams and Evans (Aston Villa) for dissent. Referee: Mr. John NI Key (Rotherham). Atimiamee: 25.089. hopes to start his comeback with a game In the reserves tomorrow. "All I can do Is get ftt again. Andy Grey Is only Important to Andy Gray. The important thing is Everton F.C. and we are playing well. "I have It all to do now. Just because I'm fit I don't regard myself as being given en automatic place. This Is a squad game. We have five or six first team players out Injured and they all realise the people In possession now have earned their jerseys. ft is up to us to show we deserve a chance." Asked what he thought of Peter Wlthe's performance for Villa, Gray added: "I .havi tremendous respect for him. He works hard and has a great appetite for the game. As a striker he looked tremendously well on Saturday and physically battered Derek Mounttleld to show he 111111111111 F t, 4 1\ fiVa t was around and scored a super header. "Peter Is one of the best target men around and when he doesn't play, VIII. really miss hlm. Strikers "People talk about players like him and myself as being old fashioned strikers. There are centre forwards like Peter, Cyrille Regis, myself, all over the counby big. strong, good k the air and managers love them. I don't think they are old fashioned; they have always been there. "You need someone like Pete Withe or Andy Gray or Gnome Sharp In your side and to me they will never be old fashioned. As long es you have people who will cross a ball from the wings, you will always have people like Peter Mho." Sharp finds that life's so bootiful! WHEN your scoring goals and your team is winning life can certainly be bootiful literally. It was a case of "where's my boot" when Graeme Sharp sent his left one flying after a powerful shot. 'Keeper Mervyn Day came to the as both players saw the funny side. But goal hero Sharp and his team had the last laugh with victory, which was just bootiful. Pianos by John Davidson . 0, 400 ~..„: ~..,............,,-, Ai - Andy Gray

HEATH PLAYS TOP NOTE AS EVERTO CALL By lan Hargraves WHEN Howard Kendall paid Stoke £700,000 for Adrian Heath three years ago there were plenty of critics who thought he needed his head examined. Although chairman Philip Carter described Heath as Everton's first million-pound signing, very real doubts existed over whether the little man had the finishing touch required of a striker, or the physical attributes needed to succeed in midfield. He alternated between two or three different roles, and despite flashes of brilliance rarely suggested he was about to become the inspiration of a match-winning team. Then Everton's twin cup run began, and somewhere along the line the real Adrian Heath emerged, a gifted individual who, like Alan Ball before him, refused to fit any conventional mould. As he reminded us against Aston Villa on Saturday, great players make their own rules. His swift, darting runs, his ability to pinch possession in the twinkling of an eye, and his awareness of the slightest opening mark him as a real original. Not that Everton ' s victory was by any means a one-man performance. Once they had got into their stride, midway through the second half, they played some lovely, flowing football that had their fans in raptures, and during that relatively short period looked capable of almost anything. Peter Reid, creator of bOth go - als, showed class and maturity in midfield alongside the ever-improving Bracewell, and Trevor Steven gave another fine display on the right wing. Graeme Sharp left Evans and Ormsby standing time and again, showing surprising ball control as well as plentiful commitment, and his 24th-minute goal was headed home like a guided missile. But it was Heath, scorer of the Blues' winning goal in 74 minutes, after Peter Withe had brought the sides level on the stroke of half-time, who was again the orchestrator of their splendid performance. He had one shot kicked off the line, put another just wide, and created what seemed a certain goal Andy Gray went In was similar to the atmosphere I had sampled only In our cup matches last season and I hope we can experience it In our League matches now." talks to Ann Cummings against Sheffield United. And we are not giving many away. "I was fog rwith Villa and it's a lways f nice to beat your old club and I was specially delighted with the way we beat them. The reaction and the noise from the crowd when our second goal ---- dray summed up the mood of the camp when he said: "Everyone feels this is the place to be at the moment. Things are certainly happening and the whole place Is buzzing. We are In Europe and we are well positioned In the League." As for himself, he for Sharp, only to see his powerful partner mis-kick in the goalmouth. Just to show he was fallible, he too, missed a penalty awarded when Sharp was brought down in the area, but still had time to snatch the winner. Small he may be, but his performance reminded us all that size is not everything. It may be too soon for him to earn England recognition, but unless Liverpool show considerable improvement on their recent form he seems destined to be the hero of Merseyside next Saturday. What a pleasure it was to see an Everton team not only grafting away grimly throughout 90 minutes, but also showing themselves capable of turning on the style against first-rate opposition. Make no mistake, Villa are a very hard side to beat. Their rugged defenders were taking no prisoners on Saturday, and although two of their five bookings arose from dissent, they were physical in the extreme. Steve McMahon fairly clattered into Peter Reid, the man who has taken his place in midfield, while Brendan Ormsby was extremely lucky to stay on the field after two hefty fouls which followed an earlier booking for chopping down Sharp. Determined defence French star Didier Six promised more than he delivered, and Paul Rideout faded after looking very dangerous, but Peter Withe was ... just Peter Withe. The much-travelled striker from Liverpool had Mountfield in all sorts of trouble early on, nodded in a fine equalising goal on half-time, and could easily have turned the match given stronger support. That he did not receive it was due to Everton's determination which, coupled with their creative enterprise, ensured them going into next week's derby as clear favourites. And that hasn't happened for a great many years. !MERTON 14-4-21: Southall, Stevens. Mountfield, Ratcliffe. Van Den Hauwe:-Steven, Reid, Bracewell. Harper. Heath, Sharp. Sub.. Wakenshaw. ASTON VILLA 14-4-2): Day; Williams. Evans. Ormsby, Dorigo; Birch, McMahon, Cowans, Six (Kerr. 791; Hideout. Withe. Gaols: Sharp (24 mins ) 1-0, Withe 144) I-I; Heath (74) 2-1. Careers: Everton 5, Aston Villa I Rooting,: McMahon, Ormsby and Doris° (Aston Villa) for fouls, and Williams and Evans (Aston Villa) for dissent. Referee: Mr. John NI Key (Rotherham). Atimiamee: 25.089. hopes to start his comeback with a game In the reserves tomorrow. "All I can do Is get ftt again. Andy Grey Is only Important to Andy Gray. The important thing is Everton F.C. and we are playing well. "I have It all to do now. Just because I'm fit I don't regard myself as being given en automatic place. This Is a squad game. We have five or six first team players out Injured and they all realise the people In possession now have earned their jerseys. ft is up to us to show we deserve a chance." Asked what he thought of Peter Wlthe's performance for Villa, Gray added: "I .havi tremendous respect for him. He works hard and has a great appetite for the game. As a striker he looked tremendously well on Saturday and physically battered Derek Mounttleld to show he 111111111111 F t, 4 1\ fiVa t was around and scored a super header. "Peter Is one of the best target men around and when he doesn't play, VIII. really miss hlm. Strikers "People talk about players like him and myself as being old fashioned strikers. There are centre forwards like Peter, Cyrille Regis, myself, all over the counby big. strong, good k the air and managers love them. I don't think they are old fashioned; they have always been there. "You need someone like Pete Withe or Andy Gray or Gnome Sharp In your side and to me they will never be old fashioned. As long es you have people who will cross a ball from the wings, you will always have people like Peter Mho." Sharp finds that life's so bootiful! WHEN your scoring goals and your team is winning life can certainly be bootiful literally. It was a case of "where's my boot" when Graeme Sharp sent his left one flying after a powerful shot. 'Keeper Mervyn Day came to the as both players saw the funny side. But goal hero Sharp and his team had the last laugh with victory, which was just bootiful. Pianos by John Davidson . 0, 400 ~..„: ~..,............,,-, Ai - Andy Gray