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Game #4973

Aston Villa

Drew

6th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Premier League

Everton

Goodison Park

Attendance: 37,936

Everton

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 80’ | 85’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

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

Sunday, 27 April 2008

🟨 | 28’ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
🕒 | HT Everton 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Phil Neville
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Zat Knight, Sub on, Patrik Berger
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Gareth Barry
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 1-2, (Everton), Joseph Yobo
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 2-2, John Carew, Assist by Gareth Barry
🟨 | 87’ Booking, Ashley Young
🟨 | 90’+2 Booking, Marlon Harewood
🕒 | 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: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Everton

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1994-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Phil Dowd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 81 | 🟩 | 30 🟨 | 28 🟥 23 | 1.46

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Matches Officiated: 11
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 26 Dec 07, Villa 4-4 Chelsea (a) 🆘
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨

Everton

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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 | 🇩🇰 | 31.19 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.55 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 | 🔁 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | 🟨 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | ⚽ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

David Moyes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Everton

GK Tim Howard | 🇺🇸 |
CB Joseph Yobo | 🇳🇬 | ⚽ |
CB Joleon Lescott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Phil Jagielka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
RB Phil Neville | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Pienaar | 🇿🇦 |
M Leon Osman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Manuel Fernandes | 🇵🇹 | 🔁 |
M Lee Carsley | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CF Andy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Yakubu Ayegbeni | 🇳🇬 | 🟨 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Patrik Berger | 🇨🇿 | for CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75’ |
🔁 CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 | 78’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Manuel Fernandes | 🇵🇹 | (M Mikel Arteta | 🇪🇸 |)
🔁 | CF Andy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Victor Anichebe | 🇳🇬 | 🟨 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Moustapha Salifou | 🇹🇬 |
W Wayne Routledge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Wessels | 🇩🇪 |
RB Tony Hibbert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Leighton Baines | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 2/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 Half


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:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

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

MATCH QUOTES

“We have the ability to fight back. We knew this would be a difficult game and so it proved to be. “I felt the first goal was going to be vital and yet we managed to get something out of the game. “We are capable of scoring goals and we never gave up. We have a lot to play for over the last two games.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*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 season’s Uefa Cup.* Phil Neville’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 Carsley’s cross but John Carew then headed in Gareth Barry’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 Yobo’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. Yakubu’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 Everton’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 O’Neill brought on Patrik Berger and Marlon Harewood. But it was Agbonlahor’s sharp reactions which finally restored parity for Villa. He lost Leon Osman and showed a deft touch to guide Barry’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 Carsley’s dinked cross but Carew had the final say with his decisive header. *Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill: * “We have the ability to fight back. We knew this would be a difficult game and so it proved to be. “I felt the first goal was going to be vital and yet we managed to get something out of the game. “We are capable of scoring goals and we never gave up. We have a lot to play for over the last two games.”

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