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Game #4973

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Attendance: 37,936

Drew

Premier League

6th (-)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Goodison Park

Villa score twice in the last ten minutes to earn a draw with Everton to keep themselves in sixth place in the Premier League table and in the fight for the European places.

Everton

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 80โ€™ | 85โ€™ |

KEY MAN

John Carew heads Villa level at Goodison Park to consolidate sixth place in the Premier League, Sunday, 27 April 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 28โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Everton 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 56โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Phil Neville
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Zat Knight, Sub on, Patrik Berger
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Everton), Joseph Yobo
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 2-2, John Carew, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Marlon Harewood
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Everton 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa, unbeaten in four, underline the transformation under Martin O'Neill as they secure a battling draw at European qualification rivals Everton despite going behind twice.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #81 |
Sunday, 27 April 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 26 Dec 07, Villa 4-4 Chelsea (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Phil Dowd

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for the third successive game for the first time this season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.86 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 31.19 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.55 |

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 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Everton

GK Tim Howard | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Jagielka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
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 |
M Manuel Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Andy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Yakubu Ayegbeni | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Manuel Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Andy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Wayne Routledge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Wessels | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Tony Hibbert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Leighton Baines | 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: 2/11

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
Homegrown: 2/16

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 : 7/16

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 | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 20
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe have the ability to fight back. We knew this would be a difficult game and so it proved to be.

โ€œI felt the first goal was going to be vital and yet we managed to get something out of the game.

โ€œWe are capable of scoring goals and we never gave up. We have a lot to play for over the last two games.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 27 April 2008

*Aston Villa drew with Everton after a dramatic finish to keep alive the race for fifth spot in the Premier League and a place in next seasonโ€™s Uefa Cup.*

Phil Nevilleโ€™s strike put Everton ahead via a deflection off Martin Laursen.

But Gabriel Agbonlahor tucked home a corner after 80 minutes to spark a spell of three goals in six minutes.

Joesph Yobo volleyed home Lee Carsleyโ€™s cross but John Carew then headed in Gareth Barryโ€™s cross to keep the gap between the teams to three points.

Both teams have two fixtures left to play and though Everton currently occupy fifth spot, Villa have a marginally better goal difference.

The result also meant that Liverpool are guaranteed to finish fourth in the Premier League and thus play Champions League football next season.

Played on a sodden pitch at Goodison Park, there was little hint through most of the match of the dramatic finish that saw Villa twice force their way back onto level terms.

Villa looked stunned after Yoboโ€™s goal put Everton ahead for a second time just minutes after the visiting team had finally fashioned an equaliser.

But the emotional rollercoaster soon swung in the other direction as Everton paid the price for allowing Barry the time and space to pick out Carew with an inviting cross.

The first half had produced precious few clear chances, although Everton started well and might have scored through Yakubu after 19 minutes.

Villa keeper Scott Carson dived to his left to palm away a shot from the Everton striker, who had dribbled past Nigel Reo-Coker before seeking out the bottom corner.

The rebound fell invitingly to Manuel Fernandes but he shot tamely wide.

Villa had gone into the match unchanged from the team that thrashed local rivals Birmingham 5-1 and came close to an opener when Ashley Young hit the crossbar with a superbly struck free-kick.

Young also delivered a superb cross into the Everton area from another set piece but Olof Mellberg headed wide.

Heavy rain greeted the start of the second half, making control difficult and leading to a series of frenetic exchanges as both sides struggled to retain possession.

But, as with the opening 45 minutes, it was Everton who started with the greater endeavour and they were rewarded with a goal after 55 minutes.

Yakubuโ€™s ball across goal rolled out of the Villa area and was met by Neville, whose crisp strike defeated Carson via the crucial deflection off Laursen.

Steven Pienaar almost doubled Evertonโ€™s lead with a cross-cum-shot that nearly eluded Carson, who recovered his position to palm the ball away at full strength.

Time appeared to be running out for Villa and manager Martin Oโ€™Neill brought on Patrik Berger and Marlon Harewood.

But it was Agbonlahorโ€™s sharp reactions which finally restored parity for Villa.

He lost Leon Osman and showed a deft touch to guide Barryโ€™s corner into the roof of the net after the ball bounced off the skiddy surface.

Yobo then volleyed home from six yards at the far post from Carsleyโ€™s dinked cross but Carew had the final say with his decisive header.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill: *

โ€œWe have the ability to fight back. We knew this would be a difficult game and so it proved to be.

โ€œI felt the first goal was going to be vital and yet we managed to get something out of the game.

โ€œWe are capable of scoring goals and we never gave up. We have a lot to play for over the last two games.โ€