Premier League

  • R. Gestede 79’
  • 5’ Ramiro Funes Mori
  • 30’ A. Lennon
  • 60’ R. Lukaku
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 3
0 Half Time 2
Premier League
Villa Park
Attendance 29,755


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Lescott goes close! Villa earn themselves a corner on the right wing after nervy defending by Everton, and it's half dealt with by the visitors before Bacuna swings in a deep cross. It finds the centre-back in space on the left-hand side of the penalty area, but his chipped cross-cum-shot ends up fl
    • 90'
      Villa try to break forward on one last attack through Cissokho down the left wing, but Everton have plenty of bodies behind the ball and the Frenchman is unable to get forward quick enough before the referee blows his whistle for the final time, bringing an end to another dreadful evening for the ho
    • 90'
      Funes Mori almost scores again! This time, Barkley's corner is curled into the heart of the penalty area, where it bounces off the thigh of Lukaku before falling at the feet of the Argentine defender. He immediately tries to poke a first-time shot past Guzan from point-blank range, but the goalkeepe
    • 45'
      Another attempt at a Villa attack comes to nothing, allowing Everton to get back on the ball once again. However, with so little time left to play they decide to patiently pass it around inside their own half of the pitch until the referee brings an end to what has been an excellent first half for t
    • 90'
      Everton earn themselves a corner on the right wing, which is sent short and worked over to McCarthy. Once again, the Villa defenders completely fall asleep and leave the midfielder in far too much space, but he's eventually closed down as soon as he shoots and his thumping strike ends up deflecting
    • 90'
      Villa work the ball around quickly deep inside the Everton half of the pitch before Gueye tries to tee up Gestede with a through-ball into the left-hand side of the penalty area, but it's poorly hit by the Senegalese midfielder and fails to find the striker before rolling harmlessly out of play for
    • 0'
      The defeat leaves Villa bottom of the table, and they now trail Sunderland by eight points as a result of the Black Cats' hard-earned 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace. The Villans' next opponents are Manchester City, which is bound to be a tough game, whilst Everton, who now sit in ninth place tha
    • 0'
      Another game, another defeat for Villa, whose time in the Premier League is rapidly coming to an end. Once again they were let down by poor defending today, as time and time again they were carved open by Everton's quick counter-attacks. In truth, the visitors didn't play at their best and were ther
    • 0'
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
    • 0'
      Boos ring around the stadium as the two sets of players make their way off the pitch, and it's no wonder why. It's been an incredibly difficult first half for Villa, who have looked bright on a few occasions when pushing forward but, overall, have struggled to find much joy at all. At the back they
    • 0'
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Everton boss Roberto Martinez has made just one alteration to the side that featured in the aforementioned defeat against West Brom, with Tom Cleverley, who misses out through illness, making way for Kevin Mirallas.
    • 0'
      Remi Garde has decided to make four changes to the Villa side that lost 2-1 away to Stoke City on the weekend, with the biggest talking point being the return of Brad Guzan, who makes his first league start since January 2nd. He takes the place of Mark Bunn, whilst Micah Richards, Ciaran Clark and J
    • 0'
      Everton substitutes: Howard, Baines, Stones, Osman, Deulofeu, Niasse, Kone.
    • 0'
      Everton XI (4-2-3-1): Joel; Coleman, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Oviedo; McCarthy, Barry; Lennon, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku.
    • 0'
      Aston Villa substitutes: Bunn, Okore, Lyden, Veretout, Gil, Sinclair, Gestede.
    • 0'
      Aston Villa XI (5-3-2): Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Clark, Lescott, Cissokho; Bacuna, Westwood, Gueye; Ayew, Agbonlahor.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up evening…
    • 0'
      It won’t be easy, however, as Everton head to Birmingham with recent history firmly on their side. They have won five of the last seven meetings between the two sides, including a 4-0 demolition of Villa back in November, when Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, who have arguably been their best perform
    • 0'
      With eight points separating them and a spot outside the relegation zone, and with just 11 games left to save their season, it looks as if it’s all but over for Villa. After spending the last 26 years in the top tier, it’s almost certain that a thoroughly disappointing campaign will end in them bein
    • 0'
      Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Everton get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 3'
      After a patient start to the game from both sides, a lofted pass is flung up towards the edge of the Everton penalty area, where Agbonlahor tries to get on the end of it. He's unable to do so, however, and is easily beaten in the air by Funes Mori before Oviedo clears the danger down the left wing.
    • 5'
      G Ramiro Funes Mori Assist K. Mirallas
    • 5'
      That was a lovely cross by Mirallas, but the defending by Villa was absolutely atrocious. Funes Mori was left in far too much space by Richards, who failed to track the run of the Argentine and made life extremely easy for him.
    • 5'
      GOAL! What a start by Everton! A lovely pass from Oviedo flies through the middle of the pitch and finds Lukaku in far too much space on the edge of the Villa box, but his first-time strike is deflected out of play for a corner. The set-piece is curled into the heart of the penalty area by Mirallas
    • 7'
      A half-hearted Villa attacking move breaks down inside the Everton half of the pitch, allowing the visitors to immediately break forward on a quick counter-attack. They fly forward through a great run by Lennon before the midfielder tees up Lukaku, but the striker is quickly put under pressure by Le
    • 9'
      Everton patiently pass the ball around deep inside the Villa half of the pitch as they comfortably work their way forward. That early goal has resulted in the atmosphere inside the stadium turning sour, and the home fans are already booing and hissing with anger.
    • 11'
      After holding on to possession for what feels like an age, Coleman swings a looping cross into the middle of the Villa box. It looks set to find Lukaku, who is waiting patiently on the penaty spot, but Lescott is just about able to beat him to the ball before heading it away from danger.
    • 12'
      Agbonlahor is dispossessed by Barry and then cynically scythes the former Villa midfielder to the ground, resulting in a free-kick for Everton in a dangerous position 35 yards away from the hosts' goal. It's taken short before Mirallas tries to pick out Lukaku with a lofted pass forward, but once ag
    • 13'
      Villa can't break out of their own half of the pitch, and Everton quickly come back once again before Mirallas is hacked down by Clark on the right flank, resulting in a yellow card for the Irishman and another free-kick for the visitors. The Belgian midfielder curls the set-piece into the box but c
    • 15'
      Villa are finally able to push forward on their first real attack of the game, but a speculative shot from just outside of the penalty area by Ayew loops up into the air and towards the far post, where it's comfortably dealt with by Joel before the ball can be reached by Agbonlahor.
    • 17'
      Barry muscles his way through the middle of the pitch and weaves his way through a sea of Villa players before sending the ball out to McCarthy on the right wing. The Irishman then plays a quick one-two with Mirallas before heading towards the edge of the penalty area, where he goes down under a cha
    • 19'
      The pace of the game has slowed down somewhat over the past few minutes, and it's now Villa who are controlling possession in the middle of the pitch. They initially work the ball around well before Westwood tries to swing in a cross from the right wing, but it's underhit and is easily dealt with by
    • 20'
      Villa lose possession deep inside the Everton half of the pitch before Gueye brings down McCarthy with a poorly timed sliding challenge that results in a yellow card for the Senegalese midfielder.
    • 22'
      Agbonlahor goes close! Bacuna embarks on a great run through the centre of the pitch, where there's far too much space left by the Everton holding midfielders. He then threads a lovely pass past Jagielka and into the path of the aforementioned striker, whose poked shot deflects off the outstretched
    • 24'
      It's end to end stuff! First, Mirallas charges down the left flank before whipping a low cross into the box, but it misses Lukaku and is cut out by Lescott. Villa immediately break away on a quick counter-attack down the left wing, with Cissokho getting forward well before trying to set up Ayew. Fun
    • 25'
      Acrobatic stuff from Richards! The first corner is horribly fumbled by Joel, resulting in a second set-piece for Villa. It's curled out to the edge of the penalty area, where it finds the aforementioned centre-back, but his wonderful scissor-kick is stopped by another good diving save by Everton's S
    • 27'
      A Villa attack breaks down, and Everton try to quickly break away on one of their own down the left wing. They initially do so well thanks to good hold up play by Lukaku, but Bacuna brings it to an end with a cynical handball, for which he receives a yellow card.
    • 28'
      Chance for Bacuna! Villa have been playing so much better of the past few minutes as they continue to push forward. They work the ball around quickly before the Dutchman cuts inside from the left wing, and his thumping strike looks set for the top left-hand corner of the net but is acrobatically sto
    • 30'
      G A. Lennon Assist K. Mirallas
    • 30'
      GOAL! Everton have doubled their lead! Villa swarm into the visitors' half of the pitch on yet another determined attacking move, but it breaks down and the Toffees take advantage of poor play by the hosts by flying forward on a quick counter-attack. Barkley charges through the middle of the pitch b
    • 30'
      Assist Kevin Mirallas
    • 32'
      Villa immediately try to break forward from the restart as Cissokho charges down the left wing, but the full-back brings a promising attacking move to a disappointing end when he fires a low shot straight into the hands of Joel at the near post instead of crossing the ball into the penalty area.
    • 34'
      Almost a costly mistake by Guzan! Once again, Everton hit Villa on the counter, and it's Mirallas who proves to be the most dangerous of the visitors' players. He flies into the box before firing a low strike towards goal, and it's fumbled into the path of Lukaku. The striker's shot is saved but the
    • 36'
      Jagielka and Bacuna both battle for the ball in the air before the centre-back is caught in the face by the Dutchman, leaving him in a heap on the floor. He initially looks to be badly hurt by the coming together but eventually gets back to his feet before receiving medical treatment for a few momen
    • 38'
      Vital interception by Funes Mori! A looping cross from Hutton does well to find Agbonlahor, who then nods the ball towards goal. Westwood charges through the Everton defence in an attempt to latch on to it, but the Argentine centre-back is just about able to poke it away with a clearance at the last
    • 40'
      With just five minutes left to play, Everton seem in no rush to push forward as they look to hold on to their two-goal lead. They are enjoying their fair share of possession in the middle of the pitch and are doing well to keep the ball as far away from Villa as possible, which has resulted in the h
    • 42'
      Again, Hutton impresses down the right wing before curling a cross into the heart of the Everton box. Agbonlahor rises high and looks set to meet the ball near to the penalty spot, but Funes Mori beats him to it before clearing the danger with a strong header.
    • 43'
      Another chance for Agbonlahor! This time a wonderful cross comes from Cissokho, who flies down the left flank and beats two players before curling a lovely ball towards the near post. The striker makes a great run towards the near post, but he ends up missing making contact by the narrowest of margi
    • 44'
      Everton sit deep and defend well against another determined Villa attacking move before trying to break away on a quick counter-attack. Coleman whips a lofted pass up to the halfway line, where it finds Lukaku, but the Belgian strikes Clark in the face whilst battling with the Irishman, leaving the
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Everton immediately fly down the right flank through Lennon, who then wins his side a corner. It's curled into the middle of the Villa penalty area by Barkley, where this time it's Jagielka who is left unmarked, but the ball ends up flying just a yard or so over the head of the centre-back.
    • 49'
      Villa patiently pass the ball around as they try to find a way through the sea of white shirts camped in front of them, but they're unable to do so and are forced into working their way back into their own half of the pitch due to strong defending by the visitors.
    • 51'
      McCarthy is clattered into by Westwood in the middle of the pitch, resulting in a free-kick for Everton just inside their own half of the pitch. It's taken short and the visitors try to work the ball down the right wing, but Coleman's run forward is quickly halted by Gueye, and, under pressure from
    • 53'
      Bacuna, who has arguably been one of Villa's most creative players thus far, picks up the ball in plenty of space midway inside the Everton half of the pitch. He immediately tries to tee up Hutton with a quick through-ball down the right wing, but it ends up missing the outstretched foot of the wing
    • 55'
      Everton work their way down the right flank on a quick counter-attack through Coleman. The full-back then spins and finds McCarthy, who tries to tee up Lennon with a deep cross, but it's completely overhit by the midfielder and sails over the head of the Englishman out for a throw-in. On plenty of o
    • 57'
      Coleman battles with Cissokho on the right-hand side of the Villa penalty area before the French defender pokes the ball out for another Everton corner. Barkley's cross from the set-piece is excellent and is sent into the middle of the box, but there are no white shirts there to meet it and, as a re
    • 59'
      What a save by Guzan! Lennon is left in far too much space on the left wing, allowing him to skip into the box before chipping a cross towards the penalty spot. It finds Lukaku, who rises high and meets the ball wonderfully well before sending a bullet header towards the bottom left-hand corner of t
    • 60'
      G R. Lukaku Assist K. Mirallas
    • 60'
      Funes Mori did wonderfully well to pick out Lukaku with such a great cross, but where were the Villa defenders? They completely fell asleep and left him all alone, which made life incredibly easy for the Argentine.
    • 60'
      GOAL! Lukaku makes it 3-0! The resulting corner is initially dealt with by Villa, but the visitors come back quickly through Funes Mori. The defender is left in so much space on the right-hand side of the penalty area, where there are no players whatsoever, and he takes advantage of the poor defendi
    • 62'
      Westwood almost pulls a goal back for Villa! A determined attack from the hosts results in two corners in quick succession. The second sees the ball bounce out to the edge of the Everton box, where it finds the aforementioned midfielder, but his first-time strike ends up flying just a yard or so wid
    • 64'
      Villa fly forward once again, and this time it's Bacuna who penetrates the Everton penalty area on a great run. He heads towards the byline before trying to cut a pass back to Agbonlahor, but it's sent too far behind the striker and is easily cut out by Jagielka in the middle of the box.
    • 66'
      SI R. Gestede SO K. Mirallas
    • 66'
      Agbonlahor, who has had an incredibly difficult evening, makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Gestede in Villa's first substitution of the game.
    • 68'
      Ayew twists and turns as he tries to muscle his way down the right flank, but he's dispossessed by Oviedo just as he's about to beat the Costa Rican. Villa win themselves a throw-in, which is taken quickly before Hutton swings a cross into the middle of the penalty area, but, once again, his attempt
    • 70'
      Lennon embarks on a wonderful run down the right flank and cuts into the Villa penalty area before beating Clark, but the midfielder's chipped cross ends up deflecting off Cissokho and out for a corner. Barkley sends another dangerous ball into the box, where Jagielka nods it into the path of Lukaku
    • 71'
      SI J. Veretout SO K. Mirallas
    • 71'
      Veretout marks his 23rd birthday with a 20-minute appearance, as it's he who is brought on to replace Westwood, who seems to have picked up a slight injury.
    • 72'
      Ayew battles with Oviedo on the right-hand side of the Everton penalty area before forcing the Costa Rican into poking the ball out of play for a corner. It's whipped into the middle of the box, but it's sent far too near to Joel and the Spaniard is easily able to cut out the danger under very littl
    • 73'
      SI J. Stones SO K. Mirallas
    • 73'
      Coleman makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Stones, who comes on to make his first appearance in over a month.
    • 74'
      There was talk before the game about a mass walkout by Villa fans in the 74th minute, and a significant portion of them have indeed left the stadium. It's been a miserable night for the hosts, who have continually struggled against Everton and are still in danger of falling further behind in the fin
    • 76'
      It's all Everton at the moment as they comfortably hold on to possession inside their own half of the pitch. Villa can't get anywhere near the ball and, as a result, the home fans are getting increasingly frustrated with what they are seeing.
    • 78'
      Villa are trying to up the intensity as they aim to find a way back into the game, but with 12 minutes to go and with them struggling so much in front of goal, surely it's too little too late? Everton are sitting deep and look determined to hold on to the clean sheet, which would be their third in t
    • 79'
      G R. Gestede Assist K. Mirallas
    • 79'
      Veretout picked out Gestede wonderfully well, and it was one of the first times this evening that Villa have sent a decent cross into the box. The added aerial threat that the striker has brought since coming on has also resulted in the hosts looking more dangerous when pushing forward, but is it to
    • 79'
      GOAL! Villa have found the back of the net! The hosts break down the right wing before Veretout swings a lovely cross into the heart of the penalty area. It finds Gestede, who rises high and beats both Stones and Jagielka to the ball before sending a bullet header past Joel and into the back of the
    • 81'
      SI L. Baines SO K. Mirallas
    • 81'
      Oviedo seems to have picked up a slight injury, and he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Baines for the final 10 minutes.
    • 82'
      Villa swarm back into the Everton half of the pitch as they desperately try to find a second goal that would completely change the game and give them a real chance of pulling off an excellent comeback. However, every ball that is flung into the penalty area is dealt with well by the visitors, who ar
    • 84'
      The ball pinballs around the Everton penalty area, with no player able to make decent contact with it. It eventually bounces out to the left flank, where it finds Cissokho, but the French full-back's scooped cross loops up into the air and down into the safe hands of Joel.
    • 86'
      Gestede muscles his way into the right-hand side of the Everton penalty area and battles with Funes Mori before earning his side a corner. It's flung into the heart of the box and bounces towards Cissokho, but the defender mistimes his attempted header and completely misses the ball, much to the fru
    • 87'
      Lukaku brings the ball down wonderfully well midway inside the Villa penalty area before spinning and teeing up Mirallas on the left-hand side of the box. The Belgian attacking midfielder immediately unleashes a rocket of a volley, but Hutton is there to throw his body in front of the strike to send
    • 88'
      SI O. Niasse SO K. Mirallas
    • 88'
      Mirallas receives a rousing round of applause from the away fans as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Niasse, who comes on to make his Premier League debut.
    • 89'
      Great chance for Ayew! A looping cross from Cissokho flies over towards the edge of the Everton penalty area, where it finds Gestede. The big striker rises high and nods the ball back to the aforementioned Ghanaian, who is in a pocket of space just outside of the box, but his first-time half-volley
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Dean Smith
    Carlo Ancelotti



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 8 7
    Yellow Cards 3 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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