Everton captain Phil Neville doesn't believe there was anything serious to the row between Aston Villa pair Gabby Agbonlahor and Marlon Harewood yesterday.

Neville broke up the pair when they confronted each other in the dying seconds of Villa's comfortable 2-0 win over the Toffees - a result which lifted them to eighth spot in the Barclays Premier League.

He said: "Villa had just won 2-0 so I couldn't understand why they were arguing really. I was in the same hotel as Marlon on holiday in the summer and got to know him quite well. I just pulled him away.

"It is one of those situations where Marlon is desperate to score and so is the other lad (Agbonlahor) and you then have a bit of a go at each other.

"It is the sort of thing which happens every day of the week. It is just one of those things."