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Game #4868

Aston Villa

Monday, 26 December 2005

Won

14th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Everton

Attendance: 32,432

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-0

Everton

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 34โ€™ | James Milner | 48โ€™ | Milan Baroลก | 82โ€™ | Aaron Hughes | 84โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa receive a Christmas gift from referee Mike Riley that sets them up for a first Premier League win in four and their fifth in eighteen games under David O'Leary.

KEY MAN

Villa celebrate their hammering of Everton - just their fifth win in eighteen Premier League games under David O'Leary, Monday, 26 December 2005.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 26 December 2005

โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Milan Baroลก, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
โšฝ | 48โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Mark Delaney, Assist by James Milner
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, James Milner, Sub on, Eirik Bakke
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Milan Baroลก
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Steven Davis, Sub on, Craig Gardner ๐ŸŸข
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Milan Baroลก, Assist by Aaron Hughes
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa bag a huge win, literally and metaphorically, that is as unexpected as it is welcome as an Everton side, level on points in the table, are swept aside by a youthful Villa side at a half-full Boxing Day Villa Park.

The win makes it five in the last 23 games under David O'Leary but also just one defeat in six as, despite the Villa boss's unpopularity, thoughts turn to whether he might herald an about turn in form as impressive as the one that had occurred under his watch in 2003-04.

Meanwhile midfielder Craig Gardner makes his Villa debut aged 19 having joined as a schoolboy.

In less positive news, a player as loyal and committed as they come, Mark Delaney, is pushed to demand a transfer as the club refuses to discuss a new deal: โ€œItโ€™s obviously down to the club. Iโ€™ve spoken to them about it.

โ€œTheyโ€™re obviously not willing to do much so Iโ€™ve got to try and work out whatโ€™s best for me.

โ€œIf thatโ€™s away from here, then itโ€™s away from here but, hopefully, itโ€™s here.

โ€œItโ€™s difficult to take. Iโ€™ve given as much as I can to the club.

โ€œSometimes, itโ€™s just not enough with different management and different strategies, and a different way of going about things.โ€

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Monday, 26 December 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 107 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 40 ๐ŸŸจ | 27 ๐ŸŸฅ 40 | 1.37

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 24
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 9
๐ŸŸฅ : 9
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 13 Aug 05, Villa 2-2 Bolton (h)
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Everton

None

TEAM NEWS

Luke Moore replaces Eirik Bakke.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.74 |

Oldest Player |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 29.64 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.88 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

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

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Everton

GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Per Krรธldrup | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Simon Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Tim Cahill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F James McFadden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | for CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Matteo Ferrari | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
W Kevin Kilbane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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SQUAD STATS

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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
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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 7/11

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

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI thought the first goal was important. โ€œI was delighted it came because I thought we should have been two or three up before that. โ€œIt might have been fortunate, I havenโ€™t seen it, but we got it and we deserve a break this season - and if we got it, Iโ€™m delighted. David Oโ€™Leary.

MATCH REPORT