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Game #5001

Aston Villa

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Won

5th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Everton

Attendance: 31,922

Goodison Park

Everton

2-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | James Milner | 1โ€™ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 90โ€™+4 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win at the last in one of the most astonishing games for many a season as the spiteful Joleon Lescott raises his hate level to such a degree that the Villa players - en masse - have only one response. Villa remain in fifth to leave Goodison with the points and their dignity, unlike some.

KEY MAN

Ashley Young celebrates his 90'+4 winner in an astonishing finish against a poorly tempered Everton, Sunday, 7 December 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 7 December 2008

โšฝ | 1โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Steve Sidwell, Assist by James Milner (31 seconds)
๐Ÿฅ… | 30โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Everton), Joleon Lescott
๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booked, Luke Young
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ashley Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+3 Goal, 2-2, (Everton), Joleon Lescott
โšฝ | 90โ€™+4 Goal, 3-2, Ashley Young, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Everton 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa record one of their greatest away victories - scoring in the first and last seconds of the match - to deny a hostile crowd and opposition with class, dynamism and a cheeky bit of humour. Joleon Lescott, a player who would later spectacularly fail at Villa Park, and a boyhood Villa fan, taunted Villa's players and fans alike as he dragged his Everton side back into the game on two occasions but it was the "World class" Ashley Young that stole the headlines and the points.

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 ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #109 |
Sunday, 7 December 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 109 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 43 ๐ŸŸจ | 36 ๐ŸŸฅ 30 | 1.51

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 13
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 31 Aug 08, Villa 0-0 Liverpool (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Shaun Procter-Green, Mick McDonough

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill reverts to his 'League' team as Martin Laursen, Stiliyan Petrov, Steve Sidwell, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Gareth Barry, Brad Friedel, Curtis Davies and James Milner replace Brad Guzan, Moustapha Salifou, Marlon Harewood, Nathan Delfouneso, Isaiah Osbourne, Nigel Reo-Coker, Craig Gardner and Zat Knight.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.42 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.58 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.17 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

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

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Everton

GK Tim Howard | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Joseph Yobo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿคก |
CB Phil Jagielka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steven Pienaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Tim Cahill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Marouane Fellaini | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Andy van den Meyde | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (LB Leighton Baines | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Carlo Nash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dan Gosling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Segundo Castillo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M John Paul Kissock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Lukas Jutkiewicz | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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: 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 : 13/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 4/11

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 : 9/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 18
Fouls A | 18

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIt was an amazing finish and I could not be more delighted. โ€œIt is a phenomenal victory for us - and the manner in which we did it speaks volumes for the ability and spirit of the team. โ€œAshley Young was absolutely world class. He is a magnificent footballer and he put his chances in the net superbly. โ€œWe got a great start but Everton clawed their way into the game and then put us under enormous pressure. We were under the cosh for long periods. โ€œThey got an equaliser and just when you thought the referee was going to blow the whistle, Young comes up with a world class finish to win the match. I am ecstatic.โ€ Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT