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Game #4884

Saturday, 18 March 2006

Attendance: 36,507

Lost

Premier League

15th (-1)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Goodison Park

Villa make it three consecutive defeats as they are beaten by an Everton side they had put four past earlier this season to make it just eight wins in thirty Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Everton

4-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Lee Hendrie | 64โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor, goalscoring debut.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿฅ… | 15โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), James McFadden
๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Everton), Tim Cahill
๐ŸŸจ | 25โ€™ Booking, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿ” | 29โ€™ Sub off, Aaron Hughes, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
๐ŸŸจ | 39โ€™ Booking, Wilfred Bouma
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Everton), Leon Osman
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Everton 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Everton), Tim Cahill
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Everton 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

A genuine โ€œyoung ladโ€, forward Gabby Agbonlahor made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 19 after joining as a schoolboy and signing professional forms with the club in July 2005. Meanwhile, David Oโ€™Leary, who had now been in post for 2 years and 9 months claimed โ€œIโ€™m trying to do the best with all I have gotโ€ as if he had inherited an unknown squad the previous week, as Villa lose for the third successive game for the first time this season and now have just eight Premier League wins in the last 35 games under Oโ€™Learyโ€™s leadership.

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #123 |
Saturday, 18 March 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 1 Feb 06, Villa 1-1 Chelsea (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ

Rob Styles

TEAM NEWS

David O'Leary hands 19 year old Gabriel Agbonlahor his debut and recalls 19 year old Craig Gardner in place of Milan Baroลก and Kevin Phillips.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.31 |

Oldest Player |
GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 29.70 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.32 |

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 |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Everton

GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Gary Naysmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB David Weir | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Alan Stubbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tim Cahill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F James McFadden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 29โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Kevin Kilbane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Sander Westerveld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Simon Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Andy Van Der Meyde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 6/11

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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 9/16

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 : 10/16

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€œWe are conceding too many easy goals from long balls. No matter how well you are playing, if you are doing that, you are giving yourselves a mountain to climb in every game.

โ€œNobody is safe until you get the 40 points plus and we have got to gather them up.โ€

On Villa fans chanting against him, he added: โ€œIt comes to us all and we have got to get on with it. Iโ€™m trying to do the best with all I have got and Iโ€™ll continue to do that.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 18 March 2006

Everton scored three first-half goals as they made it six successive home wins to step up their bid for Europe.

James McFaddenโ€™s 20-yard drive put Everton ahead after 14 minutes.

Steve Davis and Gabriel Agbonlahor had efforts cleared off the line before Tim Cahill scrambled home a second and Leon Osman added a third right on half-time.

Agbonlahor pulled one back for Villa on his senior debut after 63 minutes, but McFaddenโ€™s back-heel set up Cahill for his second with a minute to go.

Youngster Agbonlahor got his chance for Villa with Milan Baros, Kevin Phillips and Juan Pablo Angel all out.

But he had few chances to make an impact in a nightmare first 45 minutes for David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side.

Everton went ahead after 14 minutes when James Beattie headed down Alan Stubbsโ€™ free-kick for McFadden to send a low, right-foot finish past Thomas Sorensen from 20 yards.

Villa responded well and forced three goal-line clearances from Everton in the space of seconds as they went in search of the equaliser.

Davisโ€™ shot was scrambled away by Gary Naysmith and from the resulting corner he was again on hand to clear Agbonlahorโ€™s header - but the danger was not over and Cahill was forced to head Davisโ€™ shot over the top.

Villa paid the price as Everton doubled their lead after 22 minutes, with the visitors guilty of more woeful defending.

Phil Nevilleโ€™s throw was flicked on by Beattie and when McFaddenโ€™s shot rebounded off an upright, Cahill beat Wilfred Bouma to the loose ball to score.

Bouma was injured in the clash and he went off to receive stitches in a head wound. Villa were also forced to substitute virus victim Aaron Hughes with Jlloyd Samuel.

Everton added a third on the stroke of half-time to complete a satisfactory first half for the in-form Merseysiders.

Cahillโ€™s pass released Mikel Arteta and he easily beat Samuel before crossing for Osman to turn in at the far post.

The Australian midfield man then headed narrowly wide before Villa mounted a spirited recovery.

Villa deservedly grabbed a goal back after 63 minutes when Agbonlahor beat Richard Wright from a tight angle, with the Everton keeper guilty of letting the ball through his hands.

Everton struggled to create chances after the break but they settled any nerves in the closing seconds when McFaddenโ€™s clever flick set up Cahill, who hammered home the fourth goal past Sorensen.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œWe are conceding too many easy goals from long balls. No matter how well you are playing, if you are doing that, you are giving yourselves a mountain to climb in every game.

โ€œNobody is safe until you get the 40 points plus and we have got to gather them up.โ€

On Villa fans chanting against him, he added: โ€œIt comes to us all and we have got to get on with it. Iโ€™m trying to do the best with all I have got and Iโ€™ll continue to do that.โ€