Sunday August 29, 2010 Day 3 Finished Villa Park

Aston Villa 1 - 0 Everton

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  1. Villa hang on for big win

    Villa hang on for big win

    Aston Villa gave their troubled season a much-needed boost with a resilient 1-0 Premier League win over Everton at Villa Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Aston Villa
    • Everton
    • 90+5' The final whistle goes, and Villa have held on for a much-needed victory! Could this be the win that gives Kevin MacDonald the Villa job full-time?
    • 90+5' Saha turns and shoots low for the bottom corner... Friedel tips it behind! Great save! The American then collects the corner and that should be that.
    • 90+4' Friedel charges off his line to punch the corner clear. Villa are camped inside the final third now.
    • 90+3' Pienaar motors down the left and pulls the ball back to Saha, who has his shot blocked. Downing concedes another corner.
    • 90+2' David Moyes is up off his seat to throw the ball back to his players. They've been given a lifeline with this long amoutn of injury time.
    • 90+1' Five minutes of added time are signalled. you get the feeling that Everton could go all night and still not score.
    • 88' After facing that barrage of set pieces, Villa are given a moment to catcht heir breath as Warnock receives some treatment.
    • 86' The umpteenth Everton conrer now. Played short and Baines and Pienaar combine to feed Distin, whose pass is blocked for another corner. Coleman's cross is blocked for, guess what, another corner.
    • 85' Nice move forward from Everton before Saha's shot is blokced by Dunne who tracked the striker well.
    • 84' Jagielka sends his header over the bar at the near post.
    • 83' Warnock heads Arteta's cross behind for yet another corner. Then Albrighton clears for another...
    • 82' Again Arteta fires into the wall. Everton keep the pressure on but the clock is against them.
    • 81' Once again Collins is there to head Artet'a delivery away from danger, but Everton have got them pinned back now. Petrov trips Baines and it's another free-kick, more central this time...
    • 81' Everton substitution: Johnny Heitinga replaces Tony Hibbert.
    • 80' Collins makes a diving block from Fellaini on the edge of the box. Petrov fouls Pienaar on the left wing and Villa have another set piece to defend.
    • 79' Pienaar's dig from the edge of the box is blocked. Villa break and Ashley Young has two defenders in front of him. He tries to chip over Howard but it's blocked.
    • 78' Another corner for Everton. This is their 10th. Jagielka flicks it on but nobody can get on the end of it.
    • 77' Coleman does well to get to the byline but there is no one in the six-yard box to get on the end of his low cross.
    • 76' Great open end-to-end spell in this match now.
    • 75' Ashley Young's shot from an angle is beaten away by Howard but it lands at the feet of Albrighton! The midfielder rushes his effort and skews his shot wide with the goal at his mercy!
    • 74' Hibbert beats Downing to Ashley Young's corner Warnock takes the throw and gets it back. Downing has his cross blocked. Good spell for Villa.
    • 73' The corner is deflected away at the near post. Everton build again and Fellaini almost turns into space but has the ball snatched from him. Villa break forward and Reo-Coker slips as he tries to play it across. Corner to Villa.
    • 72' Hibbert does well to win a corner from Warnock. Everton have to start making all these set pieces count.
    • 71' Arteta's free-kick hits the wall and then Saha is penalised for an aerial foul on Luke Young, much to the delight of the Holte End.
    • 70' Everton substitution: Seamus Coleman replaces Jack Rodwell.
    • 69' Luke Young is penalised for a foul on Cahill. It's fair to say the Australian 'won' a free-kick, which Arteta will fancy striking from this decent central position.
    • 67' Warnock slides in from behind on Rodwell. The young midfielder has taken a few knocks this afternoon.
    • 66' Both sides have now had five shots on target and another five off target.
    • 64' Saha turns and lays the ball off for Cahill, who has his shot on the edge of the box blocked. The tempo is increasing once more in this match.
    • 63' Arteta bends it in and Rodwell glances a header just wide of the far post! Friedel was nowhere near it.
    • 62' Albrighton goes into the book for a foul on Baines. Everton have a free-kick on the left wing. Baines and Arteta stand around the ball...
    • 61' Friedel makes a decent save at the expense of a corner. Fellaini leaps in front of Cahill and Friedel catches. Cahill is furious with his team-mate for not leaving the bal to him. He was completely unmarked at the back post.
    • 60' Collins is booked for a foul following that chance.
    • 59' Saha has a dig but Friedel is down low to gather the ball. Villa surge forward and Carew's shot is blocked by Howard. The loose ball runs to Ashely Young but Jagielka gets a telling touch on the ball that takes the sting out of the shot. Howard gratefully collects.
    • 58' Friedel catches a high ball just after it's gone out of play. Corner to Everton, and there are plenty of blue shirts in the box. Arteta's delivery is punched back to him. Villa clear but Everton still have the ball.
    • 57' Carew trundles forward and gets intot he Everton area, but he's ushered away from goal and the eventual shot is weak.
    • 56' Everton substitution: Louis Saha replaces Jermaine Beckford.
    • 56' Downing's delivery goes over everyone and out for a goal kick.
    • 55' It looks like Louis Saha's arrival is imminent. Jermaine Beckford has barely featured in this game. Baines is penalised for a foul on Albrighton. Villa have a free-kick on the right wing.
    • 54' Now Ashley Young walks away gingerly from a clash with Distin. This is slowly turning into quite a physical encounter.
    • 53' Petrov breaks up a promising Everton attack and the home side retain the ball.
    • 52' Gabriel Agbonlahor is stretching on the touchline. His pace would certainly boost Villa's attacking options.
    • 51' Pienaar is limping a little following that vital challenge on Albrighton.
    • 50' Albrighton gets past Baines down the right but finds his progress checked by Pienaar. Bright stat to the half from Villa.
    • 49' Ashley Young drives forward, gets away from Distin and fires a decent effort wide from 20 yards out.
    • 48' Villa have lost only one of the 118 Premier League home matches in which they led at the half, a 2-1 defeat against West Ham United on 14 Jan 2006. (Infostrada)
    • 47' Albrighton curls in an inviting ball which John Carew sends wide with a diving header.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+1' The whistle goes for half-time, and despite their domination of the ball Everton find themselves a goal down.
    • 45+1' We're into the single minute of time added on now.
    • 45' The corner is cleared but Villa come again. Albrighton is played in inside the area and he goes down as he tries the shot on the turn with Pienaar behind him! Big shouts for a penalty but referee Michael Jones correctly waves play on.
    • 44' Villa win another corner, and again Richard Dunne stays back.
    • 43' The initial ball is cleared but Collins controls and volleys wide when the second ball comes in.
    • 42' Albrighton has another pop from distance, and it is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 41' Baines gets to the byline and chips a ball back across goal, but only after it had just rolled out of play.
    • 40' Luke Young follows Pienaar all the way across the area from right to left. The South African ahs been combining well with Baines so far today.
    • 39' The set piece is played square for Collins to strike... his drilled effort is blocked en route to goal. Distin heads away another cross from Ashley Young.
    • 38' Villa have a free-kick from deep. They have plenty in the box to aim at.
    • 37' Villa come forward through Albrighton on the right now. He enters the area but runs into trouble and loses the ball. Everton build a nice move forward but Baines mis-hits his cross.
    • 36' Collins heads clear and Baines's second ball almost reaches Cahill but Friedel is off his line to gather.
    • 35' Rodwell nods Pienaar's cross down to Cahill inside the box. Villa scramble it clear for a corner. The visitors are beginning to turn the screw now.
    • 34' Rodwell eyes Baines's run and picks him out with a cross, but the left-back can't get round Dunne.
    • 33' Distin motors across to intercept Reo-Coker's run forward.
    • 32' The ball goes all the way over and Fellaini does well to keep it in. He twists and turns by the touchline before eventually slipping over and conceding the throw.
    • 31' Luke Young blcoks Baines's cross for yet another corner.
    • 30' Everton win a third corner. They need to start making this domination of possession count. Cahill's header is deflected over the bar for another set piece, but this time the ball goes ot of play before reaching the area.
    • 29' Villa break forward through Albrighton. The youngster outpaces Hibbert but his ball forward for Carew is wayward.
    • 28' Everton go for the short corner routine but Pienaar's strike is blocked. The Toffees retain possession though.
    • 27' Hibbert charges past Albrighton to reach Rodwell's pass down the channel and wins a corner.
    • 26' Arteta attempts a shot from distance but it's charged down.
    • 24' Midway through the first half and it seems that Everton's struggles in front of goal are continuing.
    • 23' Everton have not won any of their last 11 Premier League away matches in which they fell 1-0 behind since a 3-1 win at West Ham on 8 November 2008. (Infostrada)
    • 22' Distin launches a free-kick forward and Cahill is penalised for a foul on Warnock.
    • 21' Randy Lerner looks pensive as he sits in his directors' box. Will he be bringing in his compatriot Bob Bradley?
    • 20' Carew catches Arteta in the face as he jumps for a header.
    • 19' Pienaar brings down Downing as they tussle in midfield.
    • 18' Another slick move on the left wing and Baines plays in Pienaar who curls a delightful shot towards the far top corner... it rebounds off the upright! Cracking effort. Friedel could only watch it while rooted to the spot!
    • 16' Villa play the free-kick short and the move yields a corner off Fellaini. Collins goes up but Dunne stays back. Downing's low corner comes back to Reo-Coker but his shot is tame and is easily blocked.
    • 15' Another Everton free-kick, further out this time, and Arteta's delivery is disappointing. Villa break forward and Ashley Young hits the ball against Baines's hand.
    • 14' Ashley Young set up Luke Young for the goal, making it two successive days on which namesakes are scorer and provider. Yesterday, Diouf linked up with Diouf. (Infostrada)
    • 13' Arteta gets his free-kick over the wall and on target but there's not nearly enough power to trouble Brad Friedel.
    • 12' Jermaine Beckford surges forward and Richard Dunne barges him over! A booking for Dunne, and a free-kick for Everton right where Mikel Arteta likes them...
    • 10' That's only Luke Young's second league goal for Villa, and his first since October 2008 in a 3-2 win over Blackburn.
    • 9' GOAL! Ashley Young spies the run of his namesake Luke and slips the ball through for him. The full-back latches on to the path, is in loads of space on the edge of the box and curls a lovely left-footed finish into the top corner!
    • 8' Distin takes issue with Carew pulling his shirt, but it's Villa who have a throw-in.
    • 7' The corresponding fixture last season ended in a 2-2 draw. Tim Cahill's brace was cancelled out by a goal from Gabirel Agbonlahor and a Jagielka own goal in the 90th minute.
    • 6' Luke Young heads the set piece away. Villa have seen little of the ball thus far.
    • 5' Baines plays a great one-two with Pienaar and gets into the box. He tries to pull a ball back across goal but it's blocked behind for a corner.
    • 4' Jagielka and Baines both a little careless in possession, but the loose ball runs back to Howard before Carew can get to it.
    • 3' Petrov brings down Cahill in the centre circle. Testy start to this match.
    • 2' Fellaini is tripped over in midfield. It's like a tree falling when the tall Belgian goes down.
    • 1' Rodwell shrugs Warnock off the ball as they chase it down the byline, but it was right in front of the linesman who flags up for the foul.
    • 1' The match is underway!
    • 15:57 The players are walking out on to the Villa Park turf. We'll be underway shortly...
    • 15:55 All-time league head-to-head: Villa wins 71, draws 49, Everton wins 70.
    • 15:50 Everton have got off to their customary slow start, and are yet to win in the league. Villa may have three points on the board, but the 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Newcastle and European elimination really battered morale amid the uncertainty surrounding a new manager and Tottenham's renewed interest in Ashley Young. Safe to say that both sides need a win today.
    • 15:45 Eurosport-Yahoo! pundit Paul Parker has marked this match out as the game of the weekend: "We may only be two matches into the season, but this is already a huge game for two clubs that will go some way to defining their respective campaigns." Read more here
    • 15:40 Everton boss David Moyes makes two changes to the side held to a 1-1 home draw by Wolves last week. Jack Rodwell, who scored in the midweek Carling Cup win over Huddersfield, and Marouane Fellaini replace Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and John Heitinga.
    • 15:40 Aston Villa defender James Collins makes his first Premier League appearance of the season. The Wales international missed the opening two games of the campaign with a calf injury but made his return in Thursday's Europa League qualifier with Rapid Vienna. Collins features in place of Ciaran Clark in the only change to the Villa side hammered 6-0 at Newcastle in their last Premier League outing.
    • 15:35 Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire)
    • 15:30 Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Ireland, Petrov, Downing, Ashley Young, Carew. Subs: Guzan, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Cuellar, Lichaj, Bannan /// Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Arteta, Fellaini, Rodwell, Pienaar, Cahill, Beckford. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Gueye, Osman, Coleman
    • 15:15 Aston Villa host Everton looking to put last weekend's 6-0 reverse at Newcastle firmly behind them.
  • Summary

    • 90+5' Saha turns and shoots low for the bottom corner... Friedel tips it behind! Great save! The American then collects the corner and that should be that.
    • 75' Ashley Young's shot from an angle is beaten away by Howard but it lands at the feet of Albrighton! The midfielder rushes his effort and skews his shot wide with the goal at his mercy!
    • 63' Arteta bends it in and Rodwell glances a header just wide of the far post! Friedel was nowhere near it.
    • 59' Saha has a dig but Friedel is down low to gather the ball. Villa surge forward and Carew's shot is blocked by Howard. The loose ball runs to Ashely Young but Jagielka gets a telling touch on the ball that takes the sting out of the shot. Howard gratefully collects.
    • 49' Ashley Young drives forward, gets away from Distin and fires a decent effort wide from 20 yards out.
    • 47' Albrighton curls in an inviting ball which John Carew sends wide with a diving header.
    • 45' The corner is cleared but Villa come again. Albrighton is played in inside the area and he goes down as he tries the shot on the turn with Pienaar behind him! Big shouts for a penalty but referee Michael Jones correctly waves play on.
    • 18' Another slick move on the left wing and Baines plays in Pienaar who curls a delightful shot towards the far top corner... it rebounds off the upright! Cracking effort. Friedel could only watch it while rooted to the spot!
    • 9' GOAL! Ashley Young spies the run of his namesake Luke and slips the ball through for him. The full-back latches on to the path, is in loads of space on the edge of the box and curls a lovely left-footed finish into the top corner!
    • 15:30 Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Ireland, Petrov, Downing, Ashley Young, Carew. Subs: Guzan, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Cuellar, Lichaj, Bannan /// Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Arteta, Fellaini, Rodwell, Pienaar, Cahill, Beckford. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Gueye, Osman, Coleman

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Friedel
      • L. Young Goal
      • J. Collins Yellow Card
      • R. Dunne Yellow Card
      • S. Warnock
      • N. Reo-Coker
      • S. Petrov Yellow Card
      • M. Albrighton Yellow Card
      • S. Downing
      • A. Young
      • J. Carew Substitution Out (68′)

      Subs

      • E. Heskey
      • G. Agbonlahor Substitution In68′
      • N. Delfouneso
      • E. Lichaj
      • B. Guzan
      • B. Bannan
      • C. Cuéllar
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • T. Hibbert Substitution Out (81′)
      • P. Jagielka
      • S. Distin
      • L. Baines
      • M. Arteta
      • M. Fellaini
      • J. Rodwell Substitution Out (70′)
      • S. Pienaar
      • T. Cahill
      • J. Beckford Substitution Out (56′)

      Subs

      • L. Saha Substitution In56′
      • L. Osman
      • D. Bilyaletdinov
      • M. Gueye
      • S. Coleman Substitution In70′
      • J. Mucha
      • J. Heitinga Substitution In81′
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