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Game #4660

Aston Villa

Saturday, 14 April 2001

Won

8th (-)

Last 5 | ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 31,272

Everton

Villa Park

Villa make it four wins in seven unbeaten Premier League games to consolidate 8th position in the table with five games to play.

Aston Villa

2-1

Everton

Assist(s) | David Ginola | 81โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, headed home

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 April 2001

โšฝ | 2โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿฅ… | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Everton), David Unsworth
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Steve Stone, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on David Ginola
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
โšฝ | 81โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ian Taylor, Assist by David Ginola
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it four wins in seven games unbeaten to remain in 8th place.

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #151 |
Saturday, 14 April 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

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 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesex, 1993-2010
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Paul Taylor

TEAM NEWS

Alpay ร–zalan, Gareth Southgate and Dion Dublin return in place of David Ginola, Steve Staunton and Gareth Barry.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.18 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.09 |

Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.92 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Walter Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Everton

GK Paul Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Michael Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Alessandro Pistone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB David Weir | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB David Unsworth (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Steve Watson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Niclas Alexandersson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mark Pembridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Gravesen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Scott Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Kevin Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Darius Vassell ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB David Unsworth (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Joe-Max Moore | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Niclas Alexandersson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Idan Tal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Thomas Gravesen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (M Alex Nyarko | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Steve Simonsen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony Hibbert | 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 : 9/11
Homegrown: 1/11

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 : 11/16
Homegrown: 3/16

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 : 10/16

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

โ€œWeโ€™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.โ€

John Gregory.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 15 April, 2001

*Taylor heads for victory*

David Ginolaโ€™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 Unsworthโ€™s Villa โ€˜careerโ€™ 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 Unsworthโ€™s equaliser, however, Everton played with more poise and confidence even though the better chances still came the home teamโ€™s way.

Lee Hendrieโ€™s glancing header from Wrightโ€™s free-kick flew over and Mark Pembridgeโ€™s 25-yard volley bounced kindly into the arms of James before the interval.

Shortly after, Mersonโ€™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 Wrightโ€™s free-kick found Dion Dublin whose far-post header was touched over by the suddenly busy Gerrard.