Aston Villa 2-2 Everton

14 April 2010 09:17
An injury-time own-goal from Phil Jagielka salvaged a point for Aston Villa after a pair of Tim Cahill headers seemed set to defeat the hosts.Cahill found space in the six-yard box to nod in Leighton Baines' cross after Diniyar Bilyaletdinov had gone close. [LNB]Gabriel Agbonlahor's glancing header restored parity for little more than a minute before Cahill struck again. [LNB]But Jagielka, under pressure from John Carew, headed into his own net to hand Villa a share of the points. [LNB]It is a result that may not suit either side with Villa's faint hopes of Champions League qualification all but extinguished and Everton's drive toward the Europa League spots losing momentum.[LNB] A good game between two hard-working evenly matched sides villaintillidie Jagielka's return to the Everton starting line-up after a serious knee had coincided with a six-game unbeaten run, and his side, fresh from 10 days' rest, looked the form team in the opening exchanges. [LNB]Leon Osman's feint created some space on the edge of the box before his shot was snuffed out by a crowd of defenders. [LNB]But Tim Howard was the first keeper called into serious action as he plunged to his near post to keep out a James Milner effort following good work from Carlos Cuellar and Agbonlahor. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] His opposite number Brad Friedel had his palms warmed by a solid strike from Osman and the American was beaten from the following corner when Bilyaletdinov snapped a shot past the keeper. [LNB]But the Russian was denied by Ashley Young's midriff as the winger stood firm on the near post. [LNB]However, there was no reprieve when Stephen Warnock fouled Osman out on the right flank. [LNB]A bustling Cahill lost Richard Dunne in the six-yard box and guided Baines's free-kick past a rooted Friedel without the need of a jump. [LNB]Villa should have been level when Carew eased aside Jagielka but the Norwegian slashed his finish wastefully into the side netting. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Villa's pressure came close to forcing a breakthrough just before the break as Milner's floated cross to the far post invited Cuellar to restore parity but the right-back's downward header was pushed aside by Howard. [LNB]Carew's power up front had looked the likeliest route to success for Villa with Sylvain Distin and Jagielka struggling to dispossess the targetman, but it was his strike partner who levelled with a deft flick from Milner's pinpoint cross. [LNB]Osman almost immediately had a chance to put Everton back in front as he scampered in behind the Villa back line, but Dunne and Warnock came sliding across. [LNB]Their courageous cover proved in vain, however, as Cahill again was afforded too much space from Bilyaletdinov's corner and planted a header past Friedel. [LNB]Everton, whose lengthy injury list looks likely to grow after Johnny Heitinga limped off, had looked more likely to extend their lead than be pegged back. [LNB]But the presence of Carew was enough to distract Jagielka under a swirling centre from Ashley Young and the ball deflected in off the England international and squirmed past Howard. [LNB]Phil Neville's low shot then came within inches of landing a dramatic sucker-punch deep into injury-time, but strayed wide of Freidel's post.[LNB]Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill: "Maybe a point did not suit either team in terms of our respective aspirations, Everton in terms of European football and ourselves in terms of something higher. [LNB]"I would say we have to win the whole lot from here. It is not impossible but it will be tough. We will just give it all that we can." [LNB]Everton manager David Moyes: "I am really pleased with how well we played, I thought we played some really good football, but I was disappointed that we only got a point in the end. [LNB]"But they had opportunities as well. Tim Howard made a couple of really good saves in the first half but I think he, like us, will be disappointed he did not save the second one." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Wednesday, 14 April 2010[LNB] Premier League[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Aston Villa 2-2 Everton FT (HT 0-1) Agbonlahor 72 Jagielka (og) 90+1 Cahill 23 Cahill 74 Aston Villa 01 Friedel 05 Dunne 24 Cuellar 25 Warnock (Delfouneso 77) 29 Collins 06 Downing 07 A Young 08 Milner yellow card 19 Petrov yellow card 10 Carew 11 Agbonlahor Substitutes 22 Guzan, 02 L Young, 23 Beye, 04 Sidwell, 16 Delph, 14 Delfouneso, 18 Heskey Everton 24 Howard yellow card 03 Baines 05 Heitinga (Rodwell 50) 06 Jagielka 15 Distin 18 Neville 07 Bilyaletdinov (Yobo 89) 17 Cahill yellow card 20 Pienaar 21 Osman 22 Yakubu (Saha 63) Substitutes 12 Turner, 02 Hibbert, 04 Yobo, 23 Senderos, 26 Rodwell, 38 Wallace, 08 Saha Ref: AtkinsonAtt: 38,729 ASTON VILLA EVERTON Possession Aston Villa 50% Everton 50% Attempts on target Aston Villa 7 Everton 10 Attempts off target Aston Villa 3 Everton 3 Corners Aston Villa 7 Everton 7 Fouls Aston Villa 11 Everton 9 Full Time 90:00+5:20 The final whistle goes and the game is over. 90:00+4:28 A cross is delivered by Phil Neville, clearance made by Richard Dunne. 90:00+4:10 Booking Stiliyan Petrov shown a yellow card. 90:00+4:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stiliyan Petrov on Joseph Yobo. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick. 90:00+3:20 Effort from the edge of the box by Phil Neville goes wide of the left-hand upright. 90:00+2:00 The assist for the goal came from Ashley Young. 90:00+0:36 GOAL - Phil Jagielka:Aston Villa 2 - 2 Everton Headed own goal by Phil Jagielka. Aston Villa 2-2 Everton. 90:00+0:31 Ashley Young sends in a cross, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance. 88:30 Substitution Diniyar Bilyaletdinov goes off and Joseph Yobo comes on. 88:20 The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing. 87:01 Leighton Baines takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John Carew. 86:50 Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Dunne. 86:29 James Milner produces a cross, save by Tim Howard. 82:38 Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Dunne on Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Tim Howard. 81:18 A cross is delivered by Nathan Delfouneso. 79:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville by Richard Dunne. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines, Richard Dunne makes a clearance. 78:11 The ball is swung over by Carlos Cuellar. 76:34 Substitution Nathan Delfouneso is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Warnock. 76:26 Shot from just outside the area by Jack Rodwell goes over the bar. 76:15 Jack Rodwell takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. 75:31 The ball is delivered by Gabriel Agbonlahor, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance. 73:54 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov provided the assist for the goal. 73:54 GOAL - Tim Cahill:Aston Villa 1 - 2 Everton Tim Cahill finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Aston Villa 1-2 Everton. 72:41 Outswinging corner taken by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, 71:42 The ball is delivered by James Milner, 71:41 Booking Tim Howard is booked. 71:31 The assist for the goal came from James Milner. 71:31 GOAL - Gabriel Agbonlahor:Aston Villa 1 - 1 Everton Gabriel Agbonlahor finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Aston Villa 1-1 Everton. 71:01 Booking James Milner goes into the book. 70:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Carew by Phil Jagielka. James Collins takes the direct free kick. 69:04 Jack Rodwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Stiliyan Petrov. Free kick taken by James Collins. 67:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Ashley Young. Ashley Young crosses the ball in from the free kick. Correction - 66:48 Foul by Ashley Young on Leon Osman, free kick awarded. Phil Neville takes the free kick. 66:48 Foul by Ashley Young on Leon Osman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Phil Neville. 64:52 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick. 64:09 Centre by James Milner, Tim Howard makes a save. 64:00 The ball is crossed by Carlos Cuellar. 62:08 Substitution Louis Saha on for Ayegbeni Yakubu. 61:53 Stewart Downing crosses the ball. 59:29 Stiliyan Petrov sends in a cross, clearance made by Sylvain Distin. 58:55 Stewart Downing crosses the ball, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance. 58:28 Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young. 58:11 The ball is delivered by Ashley Young, blocked by Leighton Baines. 56:10 Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance made by Phil Neville. 55:36 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Dunne. 54:56 Corner taken left-footed by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to the near post, John Carew manages to make a clearance. 54:50 A cross is delivered by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance. 54:29 The ball is sent over by Leon Osman. 54:00 Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Stephen Warnock results in a free kick. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick. 53:43 The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing, clearance made by Tim Cahill. 49:13 Substitution Jack Rodwell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Heitinga. 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway. Half Time 45:00+1:36 The half-time whistle blows. 45:00+1:19 The ball is crossed by Phil Neville. 45:00+0:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Young on Steven Pienaar. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines. 44:34 The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing. 43:44 Unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov by Johnny Heitinga results in a free kick. James Milner delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Tim Cahill. 42:32 The ball is crossed by Ashley Young. 41:48 Ayegbeni Yakubu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Collins. Direct free kick taken by Richard Dunne. 40:57 James Milner crosses the ball, Carlos Cuellar takes a shot. Fantastic save by Tim Howard. 39:59 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Pienaar from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Stewart Downing. 36:29 Leighton Baines takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins. 35:47 Tim Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins. 34:00 A cross is delivered by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. 33:09 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a cross. 31:57 Effort from deep inside the area by John Carew misses to the right of the target. 31:29 Booking Tim Cahill booked for unsporting behaviour. 31:20 Stiliyan Petrov fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. James Collins takes the direct free kick. 29:43 The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Gabriel Agbonlahor. 29:14 Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines. 29:07 A cross is delivered by Steven Pienaar, clearance made by James Collins. 27:57 A cross is delivered by Stephen Warnock. Correction - 27:28 Leon Osman challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Dunne takes the direct free kick. 27:28 Leon Osman challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Warnock takes the free kick. 27:00 Carlos Cuellar produces a cross, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance. 26:32 Centre by James Milner, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov makes a clearance. 26:24 Centre by Ashley Young, Phil Neville makes a clearance. 24:44 Foul by Steven Pienaar on James Milner, free kick awarded. Stephen Warnock takes the free kick. 22:29 Leighton Baines provided the assist for the goal. 22:29 GOAL - Tim Cahill:Aston Villa 0 - 1 Everton Tim Cahill grabs a headed goal from close in. Aston Villa 0-1 Everton. 21:24 Stephen Warnock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Centre by Leighton Baines, 20:25 Shot from just outside the box by Ashley Young goes over the target. 19:18 Corner taken by Ashley Young from the right by-line. 19:00 Stewart Downing takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in. 17:44 Centre by Ashley Young, clearance by Johnny Heitinga. 17:10 The referee blows for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin. 16:02 The offside flag is raised against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick. 15:19 Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by James Collins results in a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick. 14:44 Corner taken by Ashley Young played to the near post, Leon Osman makes a clearance. 14:33 Stiliyan Petrov takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in. 13:23 Leighton Baines takes the outswinging corner, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save. 13:13 Effort on goal by Leon Osman from 20 yards. Save by Brad Friedel. 11:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young played to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance. 11:18 Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line to the near post, Tim Cahill makes a clearance. Correction - 11:10 James Milner takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. 11:10 James Milner takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard. 9:44 Foul by James Collins on Ayegbeni Yakubu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka. 8:46 Stewart Downing produces a cross, Effort from deep inside the area by John Carew clears the bar. 7:37 Unfair challenge on Stewart Downing by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov. 7:14 Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard. 5:56 Leon Osman takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. 4:42 Ashley Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar. Phil Neville takes the free kick. 4:23 Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov makes a clearance. 4:13 John Carew takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in. 3:00 The ball is crossed by Steven Pienaar, Stiliyan Petrov makes a clearance. 2:33 Carlos Cuellar challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing, clearance by Stewart Downing. 2:23 Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. James Milner gets a block in. 1:47 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Pienaar from the right by-line, clearance made by James Collins. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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