Game #4800

2002-03

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Position:

14th (-)

Premier League

Everton

Goodison Park

Attendance: 40,167

Saturday, 26 April 2003

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

Scorer(s) | Marcus Allbäck | 49’ |

Assist(s) | Dion Dublin | 49’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #4800

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Graham Taylor |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Graham Poll, Tring |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DDWDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll

MATCH INCIDENTS

Graham Poll

Villa

None

Everton

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.55 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | 34.29 |

Youngest Player |
D Rob Edwards | 20.35 |

TEAM NEWS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Not reported

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MANAGER

Graham Taylor

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Stuart Gray

STARTING LINE UP

GK Peter Enckelman |
LB Steve Staunton |
D Rob Edwards |
FB Jlloyd Samuel |
CB Ronny Johnsen |
CB Olof Mellberg |
M Öyvind Leonhardsen |
M Joey Guðjónsson |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger |
F Marcus Allbäck |
CF Dion Dublin |

SUBSTITUTES

M Ian Taylor for CB Ronny Johnsen | 46’ |
W Peter Whittingham for D Rob Edwards | 46’ |
F Darius Vassell for M Öyvind Leonhardsen | 67’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Lee Hendrie
GK Stefan Postma

THE OPPOSITION

Wright, Watson (ex) (Osman), Stubbs, Weir, Unsworth (ex) (Ferguson), Naysmith, Hibbert, Gravesen, Carsley, Rooney (g) (Gemmill), Campbell (g). Manager: David Moyes.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

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

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

Source: Villa News & Record, Sunday, 24 August 2003, Liverpool.

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Source: Villa News & Record, Sunday, 24 August 2003, Liverpool.

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Everton 0-0 Aston Villa
46’ Sub off, Ronny Johnsen, Sub on, Ian Taylor
46’ Sub off, Rob Edwards, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
49’ Goal, 1-0, Marcus Allbäck, Assist by, Dion Dublin
50’ Goal, 1-1, (Everton)
67’ Sub off, Öyvind Leonhardsen, Sub on, Darius Vassell
86’ Booking, Darius Vassell
90’+ Goal, 2-1, (Everton)
FT Everton 2-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 26 April, 2003

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

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*Rooney strike stuns Villa*

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

Everton’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 Campbell’s flick but pulled his finish wide.

Everton created the best opening of the game 10 minutes before half-time when Thomas Gravesen’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 Gravesen’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 Gudjonsson’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 Naysmith’s cross found Campbell perfectly placed to equalise.

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

*Rooney strike stuns Villa*

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

Everton’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 Campbell’s flick but pulled his finish wide.

Everton created the best opening of the game 10 minutes before half-time when Thomas Gravesen’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 Gravesen’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 Gudjonsson’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 Naysmith’s cross found Campbell perfectly placed to equalise.

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