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Game #4700

Wednesday, 30 January 2002

Attendance: 32,460

Drew

Premier League

7th (-)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Doug Ellis' monumental own goal is laid bare as vitriol rolls down the terraces for the hated Chairman's role in John Gregory's departure whilst on the pitch Villa are held after a run of successive victories under the now former boss.

Aston Villa

0-0

Everton

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Paul Merson, spark

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 56โ€™ Booking, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Hassan Kachloul
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa's mini resurgence under the now departed John Gregory was over as a more conservative approach was already visible, yet Villa were unbeaten in three.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Wednesday, 30 January 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Solihull & Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Withernsea (Caretakers), 2002
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chris Foy

TEAM NEWS

Caretaker bosses John Deehan and Stuart Gray recall Peter Enckelman in place of Peter Schmeichel for his first start in 8.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.56 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.89 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.85 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |

Everton

GK Steve Simonsen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Gary Naysmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Peter Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Alan Stubbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Unsworth (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Scott Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Danny Cadamarteri | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Duncan Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Kevin Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Joe-Max Moore | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Alec Cleland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Danny Cadamarteri | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Nick Chadwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Boaz Myhill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Idan Tal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Kevin McLeod | 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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 5/16

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 : 10/11

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 : 14/16

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€œIt was a different sort of atmosphere to what most of our players are used to.

โ€œI felt it made them fractious and tentative. They could have used it as an excuse to throw in the towel but, to their credit, they kept going.โ€

John Deehan, Villaโ€™s joint caretaker manager.

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 31 January, 2002

*Villa draw a blank as the Ellis backlash begins*

Aston Villaโ€™s first match since the resignation of John Gregory was marked by a lack of quality as the Premiershipโ€™s great underachievers laboured manfully but to little effect.

There was also an absence of malice in the highly publicised demonstration demanding the end of the Villa chairman Doug Ellisโ€™s 20-year reign, though by the end calls for his resignation had become cacophonous and a Villa supporter holding aloft an โ€œEllis outโ€ banner walked across the pitch before being escorted away by police.

For Everton and their manager Walter Smith this was another step in the right direction. They are unbeaten in their past three Premiership games and were unfortunate not to have taken all three points from this one.

โ€œWe created more chances overall but Iโ€™m pleased with the draw, especially considering all the players who were missing,โ€ Smith said.

Paul Gascoigne, who suffered a calf injury in training, was among the absentees and the game cried out for his creative influence. Instead it was left to Paul Merson to provide the spark of ingenuity that almost proved decisive when his solo run ended with a shot from distance which clipped Steve Simonsenโ€™s crossbar.

John Deehan, Villaโ€™s joint caretaker manager, thought the growing unrest among Villaโ€™s malcontents had an effect on his players.

โ€œIt was a different sort of atmosphere to what most of our players are used to,โ€ he said. โ€œI felt it made them fractious and tentative. They could have used it as an excuse to throw in the towel but, to their credit, they kept going.โ€

Deehan was also encouraged by Villaโ€™s first clean sheet in 14 games. They were indebted to their goalkeeper Peter Enckelman, playing because Peter Schmeichel had injured a finger, and some wayward Everton finishing for the shut-out.

Duncan Ferguson and Kevin Campbell were both involved in Evertonโ€™s most cohesive move of the first half, though Steve Staunton blocked Campbellโ€™s shot, but it was a less elaborate approach that came closest to a goal: Fergusonโ€™s header at the far post to meet Danny Cadamarteriโ€™s right-wing cross forced Enckelman into a diving save.

Later Kevin Campbell shot wide when well placed and Nick Chadwick, a substitute for Cadamarteri, wasted an even better opportunity by firing over from close range.

By then Villa, who lacked the wit to break down Evertonโ€™s five-man midfield, had come within inches of going in front after Mersonโ€™s moment of virtuosity.

While that was created out of nothing, Dion Dublin, who replaced Darius Vassell at half-time, spurned Villaโ€™s best chance of the game when he headed Juan Pablo Angelโ€™s cross over the bar. Had either effort gone in, it would have been more than Everton deserved.

They will hope for fresh impetus today when Smith announces his first cash signing since the summer: the Swedish midfielder Tobias Linderoth arrives from FC Stabaek for ยฃ2.5m. The 22-year-old will arrive on Merseyside this morning to complete medical formalities and is seen as a replacement for the out-of-favour Thomas Gravesen.