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Game #4466

Saturday, 5 April 1997

Attendance: 39,339

Won

Premier League

5th (-)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the second consecutive Premier League game as Everton are beaten at Villa Park.

Aston Villa

3-1

Everton

Assist(s) | Ugo Ehiogu | 41โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Steve Staunton, blasted his free kick past the hapless Southall.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), David Unsworth
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Assist by Ugo Ehiogu
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Steve Staunton
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, David Hughes
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Future Villa centre back Richard Dunne appeared as a 60' substitute for Everton

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Everton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1994-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

Previous 5 vs. Everton: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Game | #32 |
Manager Game | #120 |
Saturday, 5 April 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 28 December 1996, Villa 2-2 Arsenal, Highbury.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Jeff Winter

TEAM NEWS

Michael Oakes replaces Mark Bosnich as Gareth Southgate returns and Gareth Farrelly makes his first start of the season. Andy Townsend, Riccardo Scimeca drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.42 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 28.85 |

Youngest Player
M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.62 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Dave Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

Everton

GK Neville Southall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Claus Thomsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Dave Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB David Unsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Craig Short | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Marc Hottiger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joe Parkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Graham Stuart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Duncan Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB David Unsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Marc Hottiger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | (CF Michael Branch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Adam Rachell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Scott Murray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Michael Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB John Hills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Everton boss Dave Watson accused his players of lacking the passion for a survival fight after a Villa Park surrender."

*Sunday Life*
Sunday, 6 April 1997

Everton boss Dave Watson accused his players of lacking the passion for a survival fight after a Villa Park surrender.

Despite taking an early lead through David Unsworth, the Goodison side fell apart, handing goals on a plate to Savo Milosevic and Dwight Yorke either side of a Steve Staunton strike from a free-kick.

It was a defeat which left the Merseysiders still deep in the mire, after just two wins in 15, and central defender Watson admitted their showing was simply not good enough. 'We gave the ball away too much and didn't battle. I thought one or two heads dropped, and that is something that has to be put right," said Watson.

He added: "It was disappointing that we gave away an equaliser just before half-time, but what was worse was that we just didn't react to their second goal.

"I was hoping for a better reaction from us to get the game back, but it didn't happen."