Aston Villa v Everton: Live Gamethread

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Tim Cahill of Everton and Jake Livermore of Spurs battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on January 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)


Two struggling teams clash at Villa Park but both have new signings in their squad. Robbie Keane has swapped LA for Birmingham for six week (who knows why!?) but has to be content with a place on the bench. For Everton Darron Gibson starts, as does Drenthe (at last) and youngster Shane Duffy - his first Premier League start.

Everton have not beaten Villa in their last 12 atttempts, they badly need that stat to change today if they are to keep themselves in mid-table and away from any bother at the bottom.

Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Clark, Petrov, Albrighton, Ireland, Agbonlahor, Bent

Subs: Guzan, N'Zogbia, Delph, Keane, Cuellar, Bannan, Gardner

Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Duffy, Baines, Donovan, Gibson, Fellaini, Drenthe, Cahill, Saha

Subs: Mucha, Anichebe, Bilyaletdinov, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Gueye, Vellios

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

As ever leave your comments, thoughts, feelings and grumbles on the game below.......

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Royal Blue Mersey

You must be a member of Royal Blue Mersey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royal Blue Mersey. You should read them.

Join Royal Blue Mersey

You must be a member of Royal Blue Mersey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Royal Blue Mersey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker