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Game #4927

Monday, 2 April 2007

Attendance: 36,407

Drew

Premier League

14th (-1)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa make it successive draws but are winless in five Premier League games, losing twice and now have just two wins in their last twenty games in all competitions under Martin O'Neill.

Aston Villa

1-1

Everton

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his late equaliser that earns Villa a draw with Everton but Martin O'Neill's side now have just two wins in their last twenty games, Monday, 2 April 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 15โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Joleon Lescott
๐Ÿ” | 41โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Gavin McCann, Sub on, Patrik Berger
๐ŸŸจ | 73โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
โšฝ | 83โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Martin O'Neill's Villa make it three draws in four as some stability returns to a side that had found it difficult to get a foothold over the last three months but with just three wins in the last twenty games, Villa fell back to 14th place. In comparison, the rightly maligned David O'Leary had delivered 3 wins in his last 12 Premier League games but had lost seven and drawn 2. Over Martin O'Neill's 20 game barren run Villa had lost nine and drawn eight.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #35 |
Monday, 2 April 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 31 Jan 07, Villa 1-2 Newcastle (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Howard Webb

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for a second successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.93 |

Oldest Player |
GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.74 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.48 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Phil Bardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Everton

GK Tim Howard | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Alan Stubbs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Andy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF James Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 41โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Gary Naysmith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Nuno Valente | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF James Beattie | 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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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: 4/16

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 : 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

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€œIn the first half we were very poor. We were nervous and unable to hold on to the ball.

โ€œBut in the second half, considering we could have been dead and buried, we came roaring back and we definitely got what we deserved in the end.

โ€œThe crowd galvanised us and, though I feared we might not get the goal, we did - and at least we got a point.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 2 April 2007

*Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™s late strike rescued a vital point for Aston Villa to help allay their relegation fears.*

Joleon Lescott headed Everton in front from Mikel Artetaโ€™s free-kick and they also hit the post before half-time through James Vaughanโ€™s vicious drive.

Villa were poor early on but improved after the break and John Carew forced Tim Howard into two good saves.

The Everton keeper denied Carew again before the end but this time Agbonlahor followed up to slot home the equaliser.

Villa are not safe yet but this point gives them a little more breathing space at the bottom of the table.

Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side are still without a win since 3 February but they climb to 14th in the Premiership and are now five points above the relegation zone with seven games left.

The home side looked devoid of confidence in the early stages, even before Lescott put Everton ahead on 15 minutes with his first goal for the club.

The defender nodded the ball goalwards after Artetaโ€™s free-kick found its way to him through a crowded penalty area and Villa defender Wilfred Bouma could only help the ball into the net.

That rocked Villa but they were unable to respond with any conviction.

Oโ€™Neillโ€™s men were seeing plenty of the ball in midfield but their passing was atrocious and their front-pairing of Carew and Ashley Young had next to nothing to work with.

It was a different story at the other end though as the pace and power of Vaughan and Andy Johnson caused Villaโ€™s defence plenty of problems.

Vaughan came close to making it 2-0 when his 25-yard shot clipped the outside of the post with Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen beaten.

And Johnson felt he should have had a penalty before the interval when he was caught by Stilian Petrovโ€™s lunge as he ran on to
Artetaโ€™s quick free-kick - but referee Howard Webb felt the Villa midfielder got enough of the ball.

Villa were grateful to go in at half-time just one goal down but whatever Oโ€™Neill said back in the dressing room obviously had an effect.

With Patrik Berger on for the ineffective Gavin McCann, Villa packed their midfield and at last began to put Everton under pressure.

Carew brought a fine save from Howard, who recovered to push the ball away from Agbonlahor, before Alan Stubbs blocked Carewโ€™s follow-up.

And the American keeper did well again soon after to stop Carewโ€™s volley after Agbonlahor headed Bergerโ€™s cross into his path.

By now Villa were well on top and Everton were hanging on for dear life.

David Moyesโ€™ side dug in and it looked like they had done enough for a victory that would have put them back in the top six of the Premiership - and into the Uefa Cup places - when Agbonlahor found the net with seven minutes left.

Howard came out sharply to kick the ball away when Carew broke clear but the ball fell for Agbonlahor on the edge of the area and he fired into the unguarded net.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œIn the first half we were very poor. We were nervous and unable to hold on to the ball.

โ€œBut in the second half, considering we could have been dead and buried, we came roaring back and we definitely got what we deserved in the end.

โ€œThe crowd galvanised us and, though I feared we might not get the goal, we did - and at least we got a point.โ€