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Game #4759

Saturday, 26 April 2003

Attendance: 40,167

Lost

Premier League

14th (-)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Goodison Park

Villa lose for the first time in six to make it eleven wins in thirty six Premier League games under Graham Taylor.

Everton

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dion Dublin | 49โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Marcus Allbรคck, scored his third goal in as many games, Saturday, 26 April 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Everton 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Ronny Johnsen, Sub on, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Rob Edwards, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
โšฝ | 49โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Marcus Allbรคck, Assist by, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿฅ… | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Everton), Kevin Campbell
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, ร–yvind Leonhardsen, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+ Goal, 2-1, (Everton), Wayne Rooney
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Despite Marcus Allbรคck's third goal in as many games, Villa lose for the first time in six.

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #58 |
Saturday, 26 April 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 11 Sep 02, Villa 2-0 Charlton (h)
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Everton

None

Graham Poll

TEAM NEWS

Dion Dublin and Joey Guรฐjรณnsson return in place of Darius Vassell and Gareth Barry.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.55 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.29 |

Youngest Player |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 20.35 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

David Moyes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช|
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Everton

GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Gary Naysmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Alan Stubbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Weir | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB David Unsworth (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Steve Watson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Gravesen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Kevin Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 67โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB David Unsworth (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Duncan Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Steve Watson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Scott Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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 : 3/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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 : 7/16
Homegrown: 7/16

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 : 9/11

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 : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not reported

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 reported

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Villa took the lead early in the second half through Marcus Allback."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 26 April, 2003

*Rooney strike stuns Villa*

Wayne Rooney kept Everton on course for the Uefa Cup with a brilliant injury-time strike against Aston Villa.

Evertonโ€™s recent barren run looked set to continue until the 17-year-old sent Goodison Park wild with delight with a stunning finish.

Villa took the lead early in the second half through Marcus Allback against an Everton side low on confidence after Easter defeats against Liverpool and Chelsea.

But Kevin Campbell equalised and set the stage for Rooney to win all three points in the dying seconds

Everton kept faith with Rooney, with leading goalscorer Tomasz Radzinski still out injured.

And the youngster almost gave Everton an early lead when he outpaced Ronny Johnsen from Campbellโ€™s flick but pulled his finish wide.

Everton created the best opening of the game 10 minutes before half-time when Thomas Gravesenโ€™s through ball released Campbell.

Villa goalkeeper Peter Enckelman plunged bravely at his feet to save, and Alan Wright cleared in desperation to deny Rooney.

Campbell came close again after 41 minutes when he met Gravesenโ€™s cross with a powerful header that was well saved by Enckleman.

Villa boss Graham Taylor made two changes at half-time, replacing Rob Edwards and Ronny Johnsen with Peter Whittingham and Ian Taylor coming on.

And on 49 minutes Villa stole ahead through Allback.

Joey Gudjonssonโ€™s cross in from the right was missed by Dion Dublin diving in the box, but it ran on for Allback to score.

Everton desperately needed to do something, and Moyes replaced David Unsworth with Duncan Ferguson.

And Everton were level on the hour, when Gary Naysmithโ€™s cross found Campbell perfectly placed to equalise.

Rooney was Evertonโ€™s hero again as time ran out, drilling a left-foot finish past Enckleman to take the points.