With an unexpected victory over Crystal Palace in our last game, Aston Villa had some small hope of now avoiding relegation from the Premier League but it hinged on tonight’s visit to Goodison Park to face Everton.
It was quite a dull game, but we certainly had the better chances across the game but sadly as we headed into the final 20 minutes of the tie, we hadn’t managed a single shot on target – and neither had the hosts.
And then, as if by magic, Ezri Konsa converted Hourihane’s ball in and it was 1-0.
It should’ve been 2-0 but Anwar El Ghazi missed when it was easier to score and so, of course, the inevitable happened, we sat back and Everton got the leveller with three minutes to go on the clock.
Ho hum – another great opportunity blown. It really is the hope that kills you.
Everton Unused Substitutes:
Baines, Sidibe, Stekelenburg, Neves Virginia.
Unused Aston Villa Substitutes:
Lansbury, Nakamba, Jota, Guilbert, Nyland, Vassilev, Hayden.
Premier League Version Fudge
16/07/2020 6:00 pm
Referee: Anthony Taylor
|Walcott (87)||Konsa (72)|