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  • Date:02 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:37,619
  • Osman (37) Baines - pen (82)
  • Bent (46)
    Bent (67)
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92:42 +2.42

Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emile Heskey. Ashley Young takes the free kick.

91:53 +1.53

Emile Heskey replaces Gabriel Agbonlahor.

90:42 +0.42

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, clearance by Luke Young. Stewart Downing is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Effort from inside the area by Leon Osman misses to the right of the goal.

90:29 +0.29

Apostolos Vellios takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Dunne.

89:30

Phil Neville challenges Gabriel Agbonlahor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Dunne restarts play with the free kick.

89:11

Ashley Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

88:32

Foul by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

88:15

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Blocked by Stewart Downing.

87:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Phil Jagielka. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

85:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Magaye Gueye on Ashley Young. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ashley Young, fantastic save by Tim Howard.

84:24

Foul by Magaye Gueye on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Young.

83:23

Leon Osman receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Leon Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing. Stewart Downing takes the direct free kick.

81:27

Jean Makoun challenges Phil Jagielka unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Power penalty scored by Leighton Baines. Everton 2-2 Aston Villa.Assist by Phil Jagielka.

79:39

Apostolos Vellios joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sylvain Distin.

77:12

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

72:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Richard Dunne. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

72:08

Phil Jagielka has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

69:14

Kyle Walker is shown a yellow card. Foul by Kyle Walker on Phil Neville, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, James Collins makes a clearance.

67:16

Darren Bent finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-2 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Young. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Jean Makoun. Magaye Gueye takes the free kick.

66:39

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot.

64:54

Darren Bent is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.

63:53

Kyle Walker is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

62:52

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin.

61:09

Foul by Luke Young on Tony Hibbert, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Magaye Gueye from right wing, save by Brad Friedel.

59:16

Shot from deep inside the area by Leon Osman goes over the bar.

56:59

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Magaye Gueye, Johnny Heitinga takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel. Leon Osman produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Young on Magaye Gueye. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

52:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Bent. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

51:39

Magaye Gueye comes on in place of Seamus Coleman.

50:44

Unfair challenge on Darren Bent by Tim Howard results in a free kick. Ashley Young crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Kyle Walker from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

48:49

The official flags Jermaine Beckford offside. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

48:15

Jean Makoun goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jean Makoun gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

46:51

Darren Bent grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Stewart Downing.

45:50 +0.50

Foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Sylvain Distin, free kick awarded. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

43:30

Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

38:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.

37:25

Leon Osman fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

34:21

Phil Jagielka receives a yellow card. Foul by Phil Jagielka on Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ashley Young, Phil Neville manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line to the near post.

32:41

Johnny Heitinga is given a yellow card. Stewart Downing fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Collins.

31:18

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line to the near post, Darren Bent makes a clearance.

30:54

The offside flag is raised against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Phil Jagielka takes the indirect free kick.

28:19

Stewart Downing takes the inswinging corner, Nigel Reo-Coker has an effort at goal. Blocked by Tony Hibbert. Corner from right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.

27:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Seamus Coleman on Ashley Young. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Young, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance.

24:30

Short corner taken by Leon Osman. Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Luke Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing, Luke Young makes a clearance.

23:31

James Collins challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

21:56

Darren Bent is ruled offside. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.

20:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Young on Tony Hibbert. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

19:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by James Collins. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

18:41

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the left by-line, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

17:35

Darren Bent is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

16:57

Foul by Leon Osman on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

15:44

Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young to the near post, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov manages to make a clearance.

13:14

The referee blows for offside against Darren Bent. Sylvain Distin takes the indirect free kick.

12:14

Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing, Richard Dunne has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

9:49

The referee blows for offside. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

8:41

Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

8:30

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

5:38

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin.

4:11

Phil Neville challenges Jean Makoun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Collins.

2:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Richard Dunne. Shot on goal comes in from Johnny Heitinga from the free kick.

Match Preview

Moyes annoyed by schedule Everton manager David Moyes has hit out at football's unrelenting calendar as his squad's injury problems continue to mount. Moyes on Friday confirmed striker Louis Saha's fears that the Toffees' top goalscorer is likely to miss the rest of the season after an ankle operation. Saha, scorer of 10 goals this term, was injured in the Barclays Premier League win over Fulham a fortnight ago and joins two other key players in Mikel Arteta and Marouane Fellaini on the sidelines. Jack Rodwell, Tim Cahill and Seamus Coleman are also doubtful for Saturday's clash against Aston Villa at Goodison Park after withdrawing from recent international duty. With debate raging over the merits of this week's international friendlies and whether established senior players such as Arsenal's Jack Wilshere should still play in the Under-21s, Moyes feels the top players are being overworked. The Scot said: "To have a friendly at this stage of the season is difficult. "I understand why the national teams want them but we are into the last six or seven weeks of the season and you can see the amount of injuries players are having, probably on the back of the World Cup and other international tournaments. "I think that is why you are probably seeing so many injuries if you look around the Premier League." Moyes feels so strongly about the situation he admits it has even tempered his natural pride at seeing his defenders Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines play for England this week. The Everton pair both started Tuesday's draw with Ghana at Wembley and at least came through unscathed. Moyes said: "I do take a lot of pride because I want them to be selected for their country, but I am beginning to doubt if that is what I want. "I am just beginning to look and say 'Is it worth it?'. "We have lost quite a few players. They don't pay the players' wages, we have to. "That is the way football is, you get injuries. "We are picking a few up. We tend not to talk about them but we have got a fair spate of them at this moment in time." Moyes, with a threadbare squad already due to financial restraints, could therefore have limited options for Saturday's reunion with former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier. The Frenchman, who is under pressure at Villa, was in charge at Anfield when Moyes took over at Everton nine years ago. The pair may be regarded on Merseyside as old foes but Moyes claims that is far from the case. He said: "I am really looking forward to it because I have known Gerard a long time. "I knew him long before I got the job at Everton and he was Liverpool manager." Aston Villa's defensive duo of Richard Dunne and James Collins are in contention for a recall at Goodison Park. Dunne and Collins proved their fitness after shoulder and calf problems by playing for the Republic of Ireland and Wales respectively during the international break. The duo had previously been fined by Villa because of their behaviour during a team bonding session at a health spa. Right-back Kyle Walker is Villa's only injury concern with the slight hip problem which forced his withdrawal from the England squad. Midfielder Ciaran Clark will complete a two-game ban for incurring 10 bookings this season. Stewart Downing insists the Villa players have a good relationship with manager Houllier and talk of a mutiny has "been blown out of proportion". The England winger believes it is easy to blame Houllier and blame him for Villa's slump when the squad have to take responsibility. Villa are only one point above the bottom three ahead of the Goodison Park encounter. Downing is also adamant Houllier has not made any wholesale changes in terms of bringing in new rules and, in any case, players have to adapt to his demands. The former Middlesbrough player said: "The manager is fine. We all get on with him. It is easy to point at him and say `it's his fault' because he changed a few things. "I had it at Middlesbrough before. `It was the manager's fault, it was the players' fault etc, it was his fault because he wanted to leave etc'. "You've just got to stick together and blank it out because when it is going well, everyone will take the praise. "It happens at every football club and we've got no problem with the manager. "No matter who the manager is, it's down to the players at the end of the day to get results and not him." When asked about a mutiny in the squad, Downing said: "It has been blown out of proportion. Little things go on at football clubs."

Formation:451Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 442Manager: Gerard Houllier

Aston Villa

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Phil Neville
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Leon Osman
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Apostolos Vellios
  • Shkodran Mustafi
  • Conor McAleny
  • Adam Forshaw
  • Aristote Nsiala

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Match Report

Baines to the rescue for Toffees Leighton Baines struck a late penalty as injury-hit Everton denied troubled Aston Villa a much-needed win in the Barclays Premier League. England striker Darren Bent appeared to have put relegation-threatened Villa - and their under-pressure manager Gerard Houllier - on course for three vital points at Goodison Park when he responded to Leon Osman's opener with a second-half double. But Everton, who were aggrieved when Jermaine Beckford was not awarded a goal after a shot bounced down off the bar, battled on and won a spot-kick when Jean Makoun tripped Phil Jagielka. The 2-2 draw was no more than Everton deserved after dictating the play for most of the game despite missing several big names and being relatively secure in mid-table. Villa, by contrast, were sluggish for large periods and the future of Houllier's regime remains uncertain. The visitors could maybe even consider themselves fortunate as, apart from Beckford's effort, Osman missed a host of chances to increase Everton's tally. Everton, already without the likes of Louis Saha, Marouane Fellaini and Mikel Arteta, had managed to field a familiar starting line-up despite the failure of Tim Cahill and Jack Rodwell to prove their fitness. Beyond that, however, the thinness of their resources was apparent as manager David Moyes named seven substitutes with not a single minute's Premier League experience between them. Villa welcomed back central defenders Richard Dunne and James Collins while Gabriel Agbonlahor and Luke Young also featured. Stewart Downing had Villa's first chance when he skipped into the area after a strong run down the right but John Heitinga twice blocked. Everton were almost gifted the opening goal when Kyle Walker's poor header towards Brad Friedel was seized upon by Beckford. The former Leeds forward waited for the ball to bounce and although his left-foot effort from the edge of the area was not the cleanest of strikes, it still needed a fine save from Friedel to deny him. Villa attempted to catch Everton on the break after clearing a Baines free-kick into their own box but Sylvain Distin got back to steal the ball from Walker. Everton raced back up to the other end but Collins slid in to prevent Beckford getting in a cross. Everton looked stretched when Dunne headed across the home goal but Tony Hibbert, who celebrated the 10th anniversary of his Toffees debut this week, diverted Nigel Reo-Coker's shot wide. Generally Villa had struggled to break down the hosts and the Merseysiders grabbed the lead seven minutes before the interval. Osman, playing in advanced position behind Beckford, took up an attack from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and broke into the area before beating Collins on the outside. He shot directly at Friedel but the keeper could not prevent the ball trickling over the line. Villa put their poor first half behind them to get back on level terms within two minutes of the restart. Downing was allowed room on the right to cut inside the area and thread the ball through to Bent near the penalty spot. The #24million man, buoyed by his strike for England last week, made no mistake as he lashed the ball into the roof of the net. Osman went close to putting Everton back into the lead when he curled an effort just beyond the far post after Friedel had blocked a firm header from Heitinga. Osman had another opportunity moments later but fired over after being picked out by a superb crossfield ball from Bilyaletdinov. Beckford claimed he had scored when he broke clear and rattled the bar with a fierce shot which bounced down and away. The striker was convinced the ball had crossed the line but the assistant referee did not agree and initial replays appeared inconclusive. As Everton rued their fortune, Friedel punted the ball upfield and Ashley Young released Bent. The Toffees appealed for offside but Bent played on and tapped the ball past the advancing Tim Howard to put Villa in front and claim his fifth for the club. Osman spurned a glorious opportunity to equalise when he somehow sliced the ball over from eight yards after Bilyaletdinov had squared the ball across goal and Friedel had failed to intercept. Yet Everton were determined not to end the game empty-handed and earned a penalty seven minutes from time when Makoun was adjudged to have brought Jagielka down. It was the first spot-kick Everton had been awarded in the Premier League all season and Baines made no mistake he blasted past Friedel.

Form Guide

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  • Everton
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • LDDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 29/08/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 2
  • Everton
  • 14/04/2010
  • Everton
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 31/10/2009
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 3
  • Everton
  • 12/04/2009
  • Everton
  • 2 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 07/12/2008
  • Everton
  • 2 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 27/04/2008

Top Scorers

Everton

  • T Cahill 9
  • L Saha 7
  • J Beckford 6
  • S Coleman 4
  • M Arteta 3
  • L Baines 2
  • P Jagielka 1
  • S Distin 1
  • L Osman 1
  • J Heitinga 1
  • D Bilyaletdinov 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Aston Villa

  • S Downing 6
  • M Albrighton 5
  • E Heskey 3
  • D Bent 3
  • C Clark 3
  • J Collins 2
  • A Young 2
  • G Agbonlahor 2
  • L Young 1
  • S Petrov 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 37
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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