Everton 2-2 Aston Villa – Match Review

Gabriel Agbonlahor scored a late leveller to give Aston Villa a share of the spoils at Goodison Park denying Everton a first home win in the process.

The Villa striker nodded home Marc Albrighton’s cross to give the away side a very good away point and keep up their unbeaten start to the season. The hosts had twice taken the lead during the course of the game but were pegged back both times by a Villa side who are certainly a more resilient outfit under new boss Alex Mcleish.

Everton started the game brightly and deserved their lead when Leon Osmon volleyed home from Tim Cahill’s cutback 12 yards. Jack Rodwell and Marouane Fellaini also went close with long range strikes as the the hosts dominated the first 45 minutes.  They took that advantage into the second half only for Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov to level proceedings in the 63rd minute with a stunning 30-yard strike that gave Tim Howard no chance in the Toffee’s goal.

Leighton Baines restored the lead six minutes later converting from the penalty spot after Phil Jagielka was felled by Fabian Delph in the penalty area allowing the England full back to make it 2-1.

They couldn’t hold on though as substitute Albrighton sent over a teasing cross from the left and Agbonlahor duly supplied the magic touch heading in at the back post with seven minutes left on the clock.

Remember you can catch all the action from today’s action here courtesy of ESPN Goals.

 


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