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Game #4837

Saturday, 26 February 2005

Attendance: 40,248

Lost

Premier League

11th (-1)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa are well beaten as they suffer a tenth defeat in fourteen Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

1-3

Everton

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Nobby Solano, slotted in.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 17โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Leon Osman
๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Eric Djemba-Djemba
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
โšฝ | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Nolberto Solano
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Everton), Tim Cahill
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Nolberto Solano
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Everton), Leon Osman
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa follow up a battling win at Portsmouth with a ninth defeat in fourteen games as David O'Leary's curious signing Eric Djemba Djemba still fails to last 90' and once again is carded.

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #76 |
Saturday, 26 February 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 Dec 04, Villa 0-1 United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Everton

None

Graham Poll

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Hitzlsperger replaces Lee Hendrie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.52 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.58 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.05 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Everton

GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alessandro Pistone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB David Weir | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Tim Cahill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Kevin Kilbane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Marcus Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |โ€‹

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Tim Cahill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | (LB Gary Naysmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Marcus Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Duncan Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Guillaume Plessis | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF James Vaughan | 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 : 4/11
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 : 6/16
Homegrown: 6/16

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 : 5/11

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

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 probably the worst performance at home since I have been here as the manager.

โ€œWe were outfought by a very strong Everton team who were much the better side. You can see why they are doing so well, but it was shocking from us.

โ€œWe had a terrible day at the office in defence, midfield and in attack and ended up a very well beaten team.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 26 February, 2005

Leon Osman struck twice as Everton stylishly outplayed Villa to stay on course for a Champions League place.

Osman nodded in Tim Cahillโ€™s cross as Everton took control of the first half.

Nolberto Solano slotted in seconds after the break, but Cahill headed the visitors back in front almost instantly from Marcus Bentโ€™s floated cross.

Everton continued to dominate, scoring a deserved third when Osman turned in Cahillโ€™s pass, with Villaโ€™s only reply another Solano shot which hit the bar.

The win puts Everton eight points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, although their arch-rivals have a game in hand.

Villa had Darius Vassell back on the bench after injury, while Everton recalled midfield man Cahill after suspension.

And Cahill was a key figure in an impressive first 45 minutes from the visitors.

Early on, he threaded a pass through for Bent, and it needed a desperate challenge from Olof Mellberg to deny the striker as he shaped to shoot.

But there was no escape for Villa after 16 minutes when Everton deservedly went ahead.

Kevin Kilbane found Cahill on the left flank, and his cross drifted to the far post where Osman, who had raced the length of the field, arrived unmarked to score with a simple header.

Bent almost doubled Evertonโ€™s lead two minutes later when he was played in by the impressive Mikel Arteta, but he shot narrowly over.

Villaโ€™s response was low key, with Everton goalkeeper Nigel Martyn only seriously troubled by a free-kick from Solano that flew inches wide.

There was an explosive start to the second half, with Villa equalising within a minute of the restart before Everton immediately regained the lead.

But Everton boss David Moyes will have been furious with the casual manner in which his side allowed Villa to level.

Joseph Yobo was muscled off the ball by Luke Moore, and when Martyn could only parry Thomas Hitzlspergerโ€™s shot, Solano
scored from virtually on the line.

To their credit, the Toffees responded instantly, with Bent providing the perfect cross for Cahill to head home.

It sparked more impressive play from Everton, with Thomas Sorensen saving well from Bent and Kilbane before Osman blazed a glorious chance over the top.

But Osman made no mistake as he grabbed his second and Evertonโ€™s third after 67 minutes.

Cahill was the creator once more, with another surging run and pass that Osman turned in from close range.

Villa ended well beaten, although Solano was denied by the woodwork from long range in the dying seconds.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary*

โ€œIt was probably the worst performance at home since I have been here as the manager.

โ€œWe were outfought by a very strong Everton team who were much the better side. You can see why they are doing so well, but it was shocking from us.

โ€œWe had a terrible day at the office in defence, midfield and in attack and ended up a very well beaten team.โ€