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Game #5172

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lost

20th (-5)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 36,565

Everton

Villa Park

Villa are well beaten at home to make it two defeats from two games under Paul Lambert as the great hope already looks less than was promised.

Aston Villa

1-3

Everton

Assist(s) | Eric Lichaj | 74โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Charles N'Zogbia is kept out as Villa make it two defeats from two under Paul Lambert and the party mood is dampened at Villa Park, Saturday, 25 August 2012.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 August 2012

๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Steven Pienaar
๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Everton), Marouane Fellaini
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Everton), Nikica Jelaviฤ‡
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-3 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Delfouneso, Sub on, Brett Holman
๐ŸŸฅ | 58โ€™ Sending off, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Chris Herd, Sub on, Eric Lichaj
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Karim El Ahmadi, Assist by Eric Lichaj
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Karim El Ahmadi
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert's Villa, three goals down by half time, suffered a second successive defeat as they were dispatched with ease by Everton at Villa Park. Two games into the reign of the effectively 'fan appointed' Lambert and things were already looking less than rosy with the newly installed Villa boss already talking of the relegation battle ahead. Villa had now gone 12 top-flight games without a win for the first time since 1986-87, they were relegated under Billy McNeill. Meanwhile, Nathan Delfouneso -having been called up by Lambert to make his first start in over 9 months - was subsequently substituted by Lambert at half time in what would prove to be his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Blackpool on a free transfer in July 2014. In total Delfouneso made 53 appearances, 39 as substitute and scored 9 goals during his 5 seasons with the club.

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2012-13 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 25 August 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2012-2015
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 2 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 0 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 2 | 0.00

Career Form:

Relegation

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 7 Apr 12, Villa 1-1 Liverpool (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Richard West, Mark Scholes

Michael Oliver

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Everton

None

TEAM NEWS

After an opening day defeat Paul Lambert brings in Barry Bannan, Nathan Delfouneso (first start since December 2011) and Chris Herd for Stephen Ireland Brett Holman, and Fabian Delph.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.61 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.37 |

Youngest Player |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.36 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Paul Lambert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Karim El Ahmadi | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Everton

GK Tim Howard | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Leighton Baines | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Jagielka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sylvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Darron Gibson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leon Osman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steven Pienaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | โšฝ |
M Marouane Fellaini | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Nikica Jelaviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Steven Naismith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Brett Holman | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | for CF Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Darron Gibson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | (W Kevin Mirallas | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Nikica Jelaviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CB John Heitinga | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Steven Naismith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (RB Sรฉamus Coleman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jรกn Mucha | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Ross Barkley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Magaye Gueye | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Victor Anichebe | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ41.77m
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
Homegrown: 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 : 6/18
Homegrown: 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ70.86m
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 : 6/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Bomb Squad | 2 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Stade Rennais

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

โ€‹

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 | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I'm disappointed, but it's not about me and never will be, it's about the players and fans. I'm sure myself and Randy [Lerner, owner of the club] will sit down and talk about what's going to happen."

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 25 August 2012.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 25 August 2012

*Everton ease past 10-man Villa*

Everton secured their first victory at Aston Villa for seven years as they continued their supreme start to the season with a comprehensive 3-1 victory.

Steven Pienaar broke the deadlock with a stunning strike from the edge of the box after just three minutes.

Marouane Fellaini then added a second just after the hour mark with a close-range header from Phil Jagielkaโ€™s wonderful delivery, although Villa goalkeeper Shay Given should have made a routine save.

And two minutes before the interval Nikica Jelavic buried Leighton Bainesโ€™ pull-back to leave Villa staring at a second straight defeat.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side in the second half as Ciaran Clark was sent off by referee Michael Oliver for denying Jelavic a clear goalscoring opportunity.

However, Villa did pull a goal back as Karim El Ahmadiโ€™s speculative effort beat Tim Howard for a late consolation, although the visitors deservedly went home with all three points.

Villa have now won just one of their last 14 Premier League home matches and are on a run of 12 league games without a win.

*Fast start*

Everton needed only three minutes to silence the home fans who had given a rousing reception to Paul Lambert with a superb strike from Pienaar.

Steven Naismith, who was making his full debut for the Toffees, laid the ball back into the path of the South African who curled a 20 yarder past Given into the top corner of the net.

Everton threatened every time they ventured forward and a deep cross from Baines picked out the run of Jelavic at the back post, but he sent his header wide.

The Croatian went close again when his glancing header from a Baines corner was only just too high and then Darron Gibson flashed a 30-yard drive inches over the bar.

Villa started to come more into the game territorially but the lack of a cutting edge which was evident at West Ham last week was again apparent.

Then an error by keeper Given gifted Fellaini his second goal in two games after 31 minutes to double Evertonโ€™s lead.

Jagielka floated over a hopeful right-wing cross which the Belgian attacked but his downward header looked to be covered by Given.

But the former Republic of Ireland keeper allowed the ball to wriggle from his grasp and over the line.

Villa were at sixes and sevens and Everton skipper Phil Neville was allowed to advance unopposed into the box but he drilled his shot high and wide from a promising position.

Everton found space at will going forward and it came as no surprise when Jelavic made it 3-0 a minute before half-time.

Baines delivered a left-wing cross and no-one picked up the striker as he drilled a near post shot past Given.

*Chances*

Lambert brought on Brett Holman for Nathan Delfouneso at half-time but play followed the same pattern after the restart.

Pienaar twice carved out opportunities for Naismith and Jelavic and only fierce blocks from Nathan Baker on both occasions prevented Everton increasing their lead.

To make matters worse for Villa, they were reduced to 10 men after 58 minutes.

Clark brought down Jelavic as he bore down on goal and, as the last defender, was sent off for a professional foul.

Given partially atoned for his first-half error with a fine save to deny Pienaar.

But he could only stand and watch as Sylvain Distin powered a header against the bar from a Baines corner.

Villa did score a consolation and it came out of the blue when a swerving long-range effort from El Ahmadi deceived Howard who could only parry the ball into the net with 15 minutes remaining.

Villa substitute Andreas Weimann hit a post in time added on but a second goal would have given a flattering look to the final score.

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