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Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Pre-Season
 Friday 5 August 2011; 7:45pm
Everton 
0 1
 Villarreal
 
 
Half Time: 0-0
Rossi (63') 
Attendance: 18,675
Friendly 6
Referee: Mike Jones

Match Summary

The Yellow Submarine returned to a somewhat quieter Goodison Park than when they were last here..

Some bright stuff from both sides early on.

Coleman getting a good ball down the right and running in but not beating the keeper with his chip.

Fellaini gave away a typically clumsy free-kick inside the D that was driven over by Villarreal.

Barkley getting well behind the defence but fluffing his lines with the final ball.

Fantastic (and fair!) last-ditch tackle by Fellaini to save a goal.

Great shot dug out of little by Saha that was tipped around the post.

Coleman was tripped rather poorly by their #5 who was rightly given a good talking to by the Ref. He limped off and was replaced by Tim Cahill just before the break.

It was mostly Villarreal for 20 mins after the break, putting on the pressure, and they nearly got one with a ball to the far post.

 

Then they did get one with a brilliantly executed free-kick played to the left and fairly hammered just inside the angle by Rossi. It was definitely coming...

Moyes made a handful of changes but Everton were increasingly out-played and out-thought by the better team throughout an increasingly frustrating second half, that flared a little when Beckford clumsily tangled with someone.

Hopefully this will be an almighty kick up the arse for Moyes and the Boys but if they start slow, they can always blame a poor pre-season!

Michael Kenrick

 

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Match Summary
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EVERTON (4-5-1)
  Howard
  Neville
  Jagielka
  Distin
  Baines
  Fellaini (62' Heitinga)
  Rodwell
  Barkley (73' Yakubu)
  Coleman (45' Cahill)
  Anichebe (69' Hibbert)
  Saha (62' Beckford)
  Subs not used
  Mucha
  Vellios
  Bilyaletdinov
  Baxter
  Unavailable
  Arteta (injured)
  Osman (injured)
  Gueye (injured)
VILLARREAL (4-4-2)
  Diego Lopez
  Mario
  Musacchio
  Zapata (Gonzalo)
  Oriol
  Cani
  Marchena (Senna)
  Bruno
  Valero (Wakaso)
  Camunas
  Rossi (Ruben)
  Subs not used
  Cesar
  Nilmar
  Catala
  Wakaso
  Gerard
  Marcos Gullon
  Mano
  Dervite
  Jordi Pablo



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