Aston Villa vs Everton: Unai Emery’s men moved away from the relegation zone after defeating Everton in a one-sided win.
The Leon Bailey-led side controlled the game throughout the match. The first goal came in the 18th minute through John McGinn, who received a well-placed pass from the right wing.
A few minutes later, Douglas Luiz scored a penalty to make it 2-0 after Pickford hit Watkins in the face.
The Everton team lost their striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to injury. Six minutes into the second half, Bailey added another goal to make it 3-0, with Everton fans getting tired of their team’s performance.
The Everton team was so poor at the back that they could not stop a through ball from Aston Villa’s midfield. Aston Villa’s Durbin scored the last goal of the match to round up the victory.
How Aston Villa Defeated Everton in the Premier League
Aston Villa’s first goal came in the 18th minute from the right flank of the pitch, with Diaby dancing through the Everton midfield.
He gave the ball to Bailey, who was free on the right side, and Everton defenders followed him, thinking he was a goal threat.
However, he put the ball in for Scottish midfielder McGinn, who tapped in the first goal.
Pickford’s effort to stop Aston Villa from scoring another goal led to the goalkeeper clattering into Watkins’ path.
The VAR looked at the challenge, and a penalty was given in favor of Aston Villa. Douglas Luiz scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-0 in the match.
Pickford couldn’t stop the ball from going in, even though he went the right way.
Aston Villa’s attacking threat has been keeping Pickford busy in the game.
Bailey and Douglas Luiz connected in the Everton box, and the Brazilian gave the ball out to the new signing. Diaby’s shot went to the England goalkeeper.
Pickford saw the danger of Aston Villa scoring the third goal in the 33rd minute of the match. However, he stood closer to the goal post to save Diaby’s volley. That would have been a goal of the season contender.
Before the end of the first half, Everton’s Danjuma had his shot saved by an in-form Martinez. It was Everton’s first shot on target.
The second half was a different ballgame due to Aston Villa applying more pressure on Everton’s backline.
Leon Bailey is in the form of his life, scoring a beautiful goal to make it 3-0 in favor of Everton.
Former Everton defender Lucas Digne made a long throw, which landed in the Everton box, and the Merseyside Blues’ defenders could not deal with it.
Bailey hit the ball aggressively into the top of the net without any obstruction from the Everton defenders.
It was a shameful goal to concede, and the Everton faithful are not really satisfied with what they saw.
After the third goal from Aston Villa, the Everton fans did not show interest in watching the match till the end because it was embarrassing.
In the 60th minute, Young swung a corner into the Aston Villa box, with Everton Maupay having the better of Villas’ defenders, although his attempt was saved by Martinez, who was not troubled a lot in the encounter.
Aston Villa made it 4-0 with the substitute Duran scoring his first goal in the Premier League in the 75th minute of the match. The striker had made history for himself.
What Next For Aston Villa and Everton
Aston Villa will travel to Scotland to face Hibernian on August 23, 2023 at 5:45pm for the first leg of the European conference League. Aston Villa are favourite to win the match against Hibernian.
Everton will welcome Wolves to Goodison Park on August 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm and would hope to put aside the disappointing lost against Aston Villa.