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Villa Bounce Back With Deserved Everton Win – Match Stats

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Well, there’s no denying Aston Villa’s 2022/23 Premier League opener against Bournemouth at Dean Court was a total Trump show, but now former England midfielders Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard face off against each other as we welcome Everton to Villa Park for our second game of the year.

Some fans feel this is already a must win game for Gerrard given how we dramatically tailed off after his first few games that gave hope of his managerial skills. I’m not in that boat despite my own well aired concerns, Everton are as bigger a mess as we are right now – so it could absolutely go either way or just peter out into an absolutely nothing of a game. What all fans want to see though are solid tactics, some understanding between the players, fewer avoidable errors and just something to show that last season has been learned from, this pre season has achieved something, and we again have the basics handled that we can grow from.

Here’s hoping…and we roughly got what we wanted.

It was a far brighter start from the side and whilst it wasn’t perfect and Everton had an effort rightly ruled out by offside, few could argue we didn’t dominate the first half and we got our reward for it. Just after the half hour mark, Ollie Watkins fed Danny Ings inside the penalty box and we had the advantage.

We should’ve really taken a greater lead before the break, and although Everton came more into the game and started creating some chances, we weren’t overly in trouble and following his introduction Emi Buendia should’ve made it two, but his effort was cleared off the line.

With a few minutes remaining on the clock, Buendia got his goal as Watkins grabbed his second assist of the afternoon but it was squeaky bum time when Lucas Digne turned the ball into his own net just two minutes later.

2-1 and it was a deserved win with the improvement we all wanted to see. Long may that continue with a trip to Selhurst Park to face Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side next on the cards.

So nice to have Man of the Match back!

Everton MotM

Emi Martinez

Emi Martinez

John McGinn

John McGinn

Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins

Emi Buendia

Emi Buendia
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Aston Villa
2 – 1
Everton

Villa Park

Premier League

13/08/2022 1:30 pm

Attendance: 41883

Referee: Michael Oliver

Aston Villa Everton
Ings (31), Buendia (85) Digne (og 87)
Martinez Pickford
Cash 90+4 Patterson
Diego Carlos 90+5 Holgate
Mings Coady 81
Digne
 
Tarkowski
Kamara Mykolenko
McGinn Doucoure 35
J Ramsey 90+4 Iwobi
Coutinho
 
60 McNeil 64
Watkins Gordon
Ings
 
78 Gray 81

Substitutes

Konsa 90+4 Keane
Douglas Luiz Onana 81
Buendia 60 Begovic
Chambers 90+5 Alli 81
Augustinsson Coleman
Young
 
90+4 Davies
 
35
Olsen Vinagre
Bailey 78 Rondon 64
Archer Mills

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 15
4 On Target 4
5 Corners 8
9 Fouls 7
4 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
58 % 42

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  • mike cav says:

    Same old Everton, Frank get a grip now, not next week, now.Get Gordon out put Iwobi up front he will do a better job for now.Don’t keep saying we deserved something out of that game. You get what you deserve.

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