John Carew steps in to save face for Aston Villa at Everton
With Liverpool losing yet again, the chances of another team breaking into the top four appear ever more realistic. On this showing it will be not be Aston Villa, while Everton, who have finished so close for the past two seasons, have taken a considerable buy canada goose jacket in canada turn for the worse that their plethora of injuries does not totally explain.
Villa, despite coming back from a goal down, will surely not be best pleased after leaving Goodison with only a buy canada goose jacket winnipeg point, despite Martin O’Neill’s assertion to the contrary. Not that they deserved anything else in a match largely devoid of clear-cut chances.
John Carew’s first Premier League goal of the season gained Villa the draw, the big Norwegian striker coming on as substitute at half-time and almost immediately best ideas about canada goose parka on pinterest scoring after Diniyar Bilyaletdinov had put Everton ahead buy canada goose jacket usa in first-half stoppage-time. The Everton midfielder’s day would later be spoiled by his sending-off late in the match for an ill-advised challenge on Stiliyan Petrov.
Villa’s Carlos Cuéllar was also dismissed for a second yellow card shortly afterwards, though it buy canada goose coat uk was hardly a match that warranted two red cards.
The sound of David Moyes whingeing about fixture congestion had been the dominant theme of the week, perhaps to distract from Everton’s position in the bottom half. There used to be a time at this proud club best ideas about canada goose outlet online on pinterest when finishing outside the top four was considered a disaster. True, for a club of limited financial resources, they have done well enough recently, but there has always been a feeling that it could not last.
Neither side ever looked likely to hit explosive form in front of goal. Indeed, throughout the first half there had seemed little prospect of any advantage being gained. Marouane Fellaini’s long-range shot had power but was straight at Brad Friedel, who knocked it down with the ease you would expect from a goalkeeper making his 200th consecutive appearance.
Then, with Villa never having looked unduly uncomfortable, Tim Cahill managed to get the better of Richard Dunne, and when Yakubu failed to control, the ball fell kindly to Bilyaletdinov, whose low shot beat Friedel to his left.
It was a lead that Villa erased immediately at the beginning of the second half. James Milner was replaced by Carew, who had scored in his three previous matches against Everton. His presence was instantly effective, the Everton defence dissolving into panic. And when Tim Howard could only parry Gabriel Agbonlahor’s shot, Carew pounced.
Everton had the more reason to be satisfied with the point, though Moyes recognises well enough that his team need to pick things up quickly if they are to re-establish themselves in the top half, let alone stay there.
The Fans’ Player Ratings And Verdicts
Hannah Bargery, Observer reader
The referee lost control of the game, he made lots of poor decisions for both teams. I don’t think Bilyaletdinov should’ve been sent off. Neill played well on his home debut. It was good to see Yakubu playing again too. I wouldn’t single anyone out for playing especially badly. Cahill canada goose coat 1000 bulbs promo played on the right today whereas he’s usually in the middle. I thought we did enough possibly to win but in the second half it just didn’t happen. We expect to beat West Ham next weekend.
The fan’s player ratings Howard 7; Neill 8, Yobo 7 canada goose outlet, Distin 7, Baines 8; Cahill 7, Heitinga 6, Rodwell 6, Bilyaletdinov 7; Fellaini 6 (Saha 72 5), Yakubu 8 (Jo 90 n/a)
Subs not used Nash, Coleman, Shane, Duffy, Gosling, Agard
Jonathan Pritchard, Observer reader
We’ve got to stop starting badly. It’s the second week we haven’t turned up for the first 45 minutes – it’s criminal. In fairness we canada goose coat – kensington weathered a storm, but once again we gave ourselves a mountain to climb. We need to change the formation from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1. Agbonlahor plays better on his own up front. I don’t know canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day meal plan why the Villa fans get on Heskey’s back. Either side could have won, but neither side deserved to.
The fan’s player ratings Friedel 6; Cuéllar 5, Dunne 7, Collins 8, Warnock 7; A Young 5, Sidwell 5, Petrov 7 (Reo-Coker 90 n/a), Milner 6 (Carew ht 6); Agbonlahor 6, Heskey 7
Subs not used Guzan, L Young, Shorey, Beye, Delph
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