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Everton 1-2 Aston Villa: Aston Villa squeeze past Everton in 2-1 victory at Goodison Park

Everton vs. Aston Villa

Aston Villa snatched all three points from Everton in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, at Goodison Park. Everton had been hopeful of continuing their run, following a 1-0 victory against Arsenal. Villa secured a point against West Bromwich Albion in their previous match. After today’s result, Everton and Villa currently occupy 8th and 9th spots in the table, with 52 points and 48 points respectively after 34 matches.

Villa dominated the first half, with Ollie Watkins giving The Villa the lead at the 13 minute mark. However, their lead was short lived, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised for The Toffees in the 19th minute, finalising the first half 1-1.

Villa continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Anwar El Ghazi finding the net, on 80 minutes. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for the visitors.

For Everton, Fabian Delph, Bernard and Joshua King, came on for Andre Gomes, Alex Iwobi and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Villa brought on Jacob Ramsey and Keinan Davis, to replace Bertrand Traore and Anwar El Ghazi.

The referee booked two players from Villa, Douglas Luiz and Anwar El Ghazi.

Everton will next travel to West Ham United, while Villa will face Manchester United at home.

Technical card:
Everton: Emilano Martinez, Matty Cash, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, Matt Targett, Bertrand Traore, Ross Barkley, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Anwar El Ghazi and Ollie Watkins
Aston Villa: Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate, Lucas Digne, Richarlison, Andre Gomes, Allan, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Stadium: Goodison Park
Goals: Ollie Watkins (0-1, min. 13), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (1-1, min. 19) and Anwar El Ghazi (1-2, min. 80)

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