Date: 24th August 2019 at 7:00am
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 0
Everton

Villa Park

Premier League

23/08/2019 8:00 pm

Attendance: 41922

Referee: Oliver

Aston Villa Everton
Wesley (21), El Ghazi (95)
Heaton Pickford
Guilbert
 
Coleman
 
Engels Keane
Mings Mina
Taylor Digne
Douglas Luiz Schneiderlin
Jota 77 Andre Gomes
 
McGinn Richarlison 78
Grealish Sigurdsson 61
Trezeguet
 
86 Bernard 62
Wesley Calvert-Lewin
 

Substitutes

Lansbury Holgate
Steer Walcott 78
Hourihane Iwobi 61
Konsa Sidibe
El Ghazi 77 Stekelenburg
Elmohamady 86 Davies
Davis Kean 62

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 12
3 On Target 1
0 Corners 6
10 Fouls 18
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
35 % 65

Friday evening certainly turned into an eventful night for me, but Aston Villa found themselves back in front of the television cameras as we welcomed Everton to Villa Park for our third Premier League clash of 2019/20.

Having lost our first two matches and with some fans getting antsy despite the small improvements both matches (Spurs and Bournemouth) gave us, for some reason it felt like plenty thought Everton would be tougher than they were – but their opening matches certainly hadn’t implied that.

Thankfully for us, that was exactly how it worked out as although we again showed we have plenty of improvements still to make (Everton dominated the statistics, but only managed one effort on target), we were clinical and scored twice from three goal bound efforts.

Record signing Wesley opened his account for the club in the 21st minute, before Anwar El Ghazi added a second to make it 2-0 five minutes into stoppage time.

Up to 11th as I type, our first top flight win since February 2016 and it allows Jack Grealish to say the ultimate words to those in the media harping about his PL record.

A sentiment we all no doubt echo!

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