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Game #4941

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Attendance: 38,235

Won

Premier League

8th (+3)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa bounce back from their unlucky reverse against Manchester City to beat Everton and make it three wins in four Premier League games.

Aston Villa

2-0

Everton

Assist(s) | Scott Carson | 61โ€™ |

KEY MAN

John Carew celebrates scoring his first of the season as Villa beat Everton to make it three wins in four Premier League games, Sunday, 23 September 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Carew, Assist by Wilfred Bouma
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 52โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Craig Gardner
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Scott Carson
๐ŸŸจ | 62โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa bounced back from a frustrating defeat to win for the third time in six League games and climb to 8th in the early Premier League table.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #49 |
Sunday, 23 September 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Everton

None

Lee Probert

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.66 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.59 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.96 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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

Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Everton

GK Stefan Wessels | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Leighton Baines | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Jagielka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Pienaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 53โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (F James McFadden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Andy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Yakubu Ayegbeni | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK John Ruddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nuno Valente | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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
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 : 12/16
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 : 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

Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 11
Touches F | 519
Touches A | 641
Passes F | 311
Passes A | 411
Tackles F | 25
Tackles A | 24
Clearances F | 40
Clearances A | 58
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 3
Offsides A | 4
Offsides F | 0
Fouls F | 18
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe didnโ€™t reach the same heights as against Chelsea but it was important for us to win this game after we were not all that brilliant at Manchester City.

โ€œJohn Carew will be very, very pleased with his first goal and relieved as well, and Gabby (Agbonlahor) showed a great touch for his goal and he still had to put it in the net after he controlled it.

โ€œThe team has been doing fine outside our not so clever performances, itโ€™s encouraging, weโ€™ve won three out of the last four and thereโ€™s a good spirit in the dressing room.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 23 September 2007

*John Carew scored his first goal of the season as Aston Villa beat Everton to move into the top half of the table.*

The Norwegian striker blasted home on 14 minutes when the visitors failed to deal with Wilfred Boumaโ€™s high cross.

Everton worked hard and were pushing for an equaliser when Gabriel Agbonlahor beat the offside trap to slot home Villaโ€™s second on the hour.

England striker Andrew Johnson was substituted after enduring another fruitless day in front of goal.

Everton boss David Moyes dropped ยฃ11.25m striker Yakubu for Victor Anichebe, but kept faith with Johnson, despite missing two penalties in the 1-1 Uefa Cup draw with Metalist Kharkiv in midweek.

The visitors displayed a lot of industry in a bustling opening period and had the first chance when defender Joseph Yobo caught Zat Knight full in the face with a stinging goal-bound volley.

It was the home side, however, who took the lead.

Yobo and Leighton Baines between them failed to clear Wilfried Boumaโ€™s cross from the left and Carew powerfully dispatched a shot past German goalkeeper Stefan Wessels.

Agbonlahor had the ball in the net again for Villa shortly after, but this time Ashley Youngโ€™s centre had drifted out of play.

The lead secured, Villa were happy to let the visitors make most of the running for the remainder of the first half, with Johnson working tirelessly to end his six-month-long goal drought.

Johnson just failed to get on the end of a knock-down in the area and then called Scott Carson into his first meaningful action in the Villa goal, collecting a low cross ahead of the advancing Anichebe.

Everton were almost undone by another high ball on the stroke of half-time.

Wessels flapped at a corner from the left but Tony Hibbert was on hand to clear Agbonlahorโ€™s header from the gaping net.

The away side upped the pace of the game immediately after the break and Johnson was quickly into the action, testing Carson with a well-struck free kick and then shooting wide from the edge of the area after Anichebe had found him unmarked.

Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman then both had good opportunities, but instead of finding the equaliser Everton were caught napping and fell further behind on the hour mark.

Agbonlahor sprinted beyond the defence and showed a neat touch to control Carsonโ€™s long ball and calmly slotted past Wessels from inside the area.

Moyes replaced his front pairing with James McFadden and Yakubu, former Birmingham City favourite Johnson departing the field to a chorus of boos from the delighted home fans.

However, Villa were in control now and looked dangerous again through the dribbling of Young and a curling shot from Gareth Barry.

Yakubu and Osman forced saves from Carson before the final whistle but never looked likely to get back into the match.

Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill may have been concerned however, after team-mates Agbonlahor and Marlon Harewood squared up to each other at full time.

The substitute was apparently upset Agbonlahor had sprinted for the corner instead of playing the ball into him for a run on goal.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWe didnโ€™t reach the same heights as against Chelsea but it was important for us to win this game after we were not all that brilliant at Manchester City.

โ€œJohn Carew will be very, very pleased with his first goal and relieved as well, and Gabby (Agbonlahor) showed a great touch for his goal and he still had to put it in the net after he controlled it.

โ€œThe team has been doing fine outside our not so clever performances, itโ€™s encouraging, weโ€™ve won three out of the last four and thereโ€™s a good spirit in the dressing room.โ€