Saturday, 14 April 2001
Last 5 | 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩
Villa make it four wins in seven unbeaten Premier League games to consolidate 8th position in the table with five games to play.
Assist(s) | David Ginola | 81’ |
Ian Taylor, headed home
Saturday, 14 April 2001
⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Dion Dublin
🥅 | 21’ Goal, 1-1, (Everton), David Unsworth
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton
🔁 | 62’ Sub off, Steve Stone, Sub on, Darius Vassell
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on David Ginola
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Juan Pablo Ángel
⚽ | 81’ Goal, 2-1, Ian Taylor, Assist by David Ginola
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Everton
ON THIS DAY
Villa make it four wins in seven games unbeaten to remain in 8th place.
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1994-95
Previous 5 vs. Everton: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩
Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #151 |
Saturday, 14 April 2001
Manager | John Gregory |
Referee | Paul Taylor, Cheshunt |
KO | 3.00pm |
HT Score | 1-1 |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWWDW |
Referee: Paul Taylor | 🏴 | Middlesex, 1993-2010
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Alpay Özalan, Gareth Southgate and Dion Dublin return in place of David Ginola, Steve Staunton and Gareth Barry.
Starting XI Average Age
| 29.18 |
Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | 🏴 | 33.09 |
Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴 | 23.92 |
John Gregory | 🏴 |
Walter Smith | 🏴 |
GK David James | 🏴 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴 |
CB Gareth Southgate | 🏴 |
CB Alpay Özalan | 🇹🇷 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴 | 🔁 |
M George Boateng | 🇳🇱 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴 | ⚽ |
M Steve Stone | 🏴 | 🔁 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
GK Paul Gerrard | 🏴 |
LB Michael Ball | 🏴 | 🟨 |
LB Alessandro Pistone | 🇮🇹 | 🟨 |
CB David Weir | 🏴 | 🟨 |
CB David Unsworth (ex) | 🏴 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
RB Steve Watson (ex) | 🏴 |
M Niclas Alexandersson | 🇸🇪 | 🔁 |
M Mark Pembridge | 🏴 |
M Thomas Gravesen | 🇩🇰 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Scott Gemmill | 🏴 |
CF Kevin Campbell | 🏴 |
🔁 | CF Darius Vassell 🏴 | for M Steve Stone | 🏴 | 62’ |
🔁 | W David Ginola | 🇫🇷 | 🔥 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴 | 69’ |
🔁 | CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | for CF Dion Dublin | 🏴 | 79’ |
🔁 | CB David Unsworth (ex) | 🏴 | (CF Joe-Max Moore | 🇺🇸 |)
🔁 | M Niclas Alexandersson | 🇸🇪 | (M Idan Tal | 🇮🇱 |)
🔁 | M Thomas Gravesen | 🇩🇰 | (M Alex Nyarko | 🇬🇭 |)
GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴 |
GK Steve Simonsen | 🏴 |
RB Tony Hibbert | 🏴 |
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 9/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 11/16
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 10/16
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
“We’ve only lost the same amount of games as [4th placed] Leeds, but our problem has been winning and we have started to put that right.”
Sunday, 15 April, 2001
*Taylor heads for victory*
David Ginola’s 20-minute cameo appearance lifted an end-of-season encounter seemingly destined for anonymity and earned Villa a victory that was looking beyond them.
Despite enjoying an embarrassing advantage in the possession department, it was only when the Frenchman appeared as a substitute that Villa truly looked like converting that into goals.
The decisive moment came in the 81st minute, when Ginola checked back on Steve Watson, used a body feint to put Scot Gemmill out of the equation and crossed with his right foot for Ian Taylor to head home the winner from six yards.
That was just one of a number of memorable contributions from Ginola in his abbreviated stint. Has a Premiership footballer in recent memory made the comparatively difficult look so easy?
There was little early evidence that Everton were capable of extracting anything from the game, especially as it took 16 minutes for them even to have the ball in the home area, via a run and cross from former Villa defender Steve Watson.
It was another ex-Villa player who scored a spectacular, if unexpected, Everton equaliser. David Unsworth’s Villa ‘career’ amounted to one reserve game and less than a month in the summer of 1998 as he briefly docked in the Midlands en route to a return to his first club, Everton, from West Ham.
Citing homesickness for his bizarre choice of career path, Unsworth received a predictably hostile reception from the Villa fans yesterday, even more so when his 21st-minute volley flew past David James.
The goal took the wind out of a lively Villa opening that produced a goal for Dion Dublin after 72 seconds. With the balance restored by Unsworth’s equaliser, however, Everton played with more poise and confidence even though the better chances still came the home team’s way.
Lee Hendrie’s glancing header from Wright’s free-kick flew over and Mark Pembridge’s 25-yard volley bounced kindly into the arms of James before the interval.
Shortly after, Merson’s audacious 30-yard volley found Paul Gerrard out of his goal but cleared the bar before wing-back Wright set about a one-man onslaught on the Everton goal.
First, Gerrard had to stretch to cover his 53rd-minute strike from just outside the box, two minutes later his spectacular 30-yard volley struck the right-hand upright with the keeper beaten, then Wright’s free-kick found Dion Dublin whose far-post header was touched over by the suddenly busy Gerrard.