Premier League • Day 34
  • 2nd Half
  • Everton
  • Aston Villa
  • El GhaziDavis
    90'
  • El Ghazi
    90'
  • TraoréRamsey
    88'
  • SigurdssonKing
    82'
  • El Ghazi
    80'
  • IwobiBernard
    76'
  • GomesDelph
    70'
  • 1st Half
  • Everton
  • Aston Villa
  • Douglas Luiz
    41'
  • Calvert-Lewin
    19'
  • Watkins
    13'
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Everton - Aston Villa

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FULL-TIME! 

A late winner from Anwar El Ghazi sees Aston Villa beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park to deliver a real blow to the hosts' European hopes. The result means the Merseyside club remain two points off sixth-placed rivals Liverpool on 52 in the race for sixth with five games to go. For Villa, the result seems them leapfrog Arsenal and Leeds into ninth on 48 points.

90+3' 

Villa break with McGinn on the right... but Delph makes an important interception.

  • Keinan Davis
    OffAnwar El GhaziAston VillaDavis comes on for El Ghazi.
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  • Keinan Davis
    OnKeinan DavisAston Villa
90+2' 

Davis comes on for El Ghazi.

90' 

THREE minutes of added time. Not long enough for Everton right now you feel...

  • Anwar El Ghazi
    Yellow cardAnwar El GhaziAston VillaYELLOW! For El Ghazi after he drags Allan down and injures himself in the process.
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90' 

YELLOW! For El Ghazi after he drags Allan down and injures himself in the process.

  • Jacob Ramsey
    OffBertrand TraoréAston VillaSUB! Ramsey is on for Traore for these final few minutes as Villa look to hold onto this lead.
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  • Jacob Ramsey
    OnJacob RamseyAston Villa
88' 

SUB! Ramsey is on for Traore for these final few minutes as Villa look to hold onto this lead.

87' 

A free-kick from the left is swung in by Barkley but Pickford can make a simple save. That was a bit disappointing... can Everton grab a late equaliser?

85' 

CHANCE! King has an effort on goal but he fires just wide!

  • Joshua King
    OffGylfi SigurdssonEvertonSUB! King comes on for Sigurdsson. Can Everton strike back?
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  • Joshua King
    OnJoshua KingEverton
82' 

SUB! King comes on for Sigurdsson. Can Everton strike back?

  • Anwar El Ghazi
    GoalAnwar El GhaziAston VillaGOAL!! El Ghazi scores and Aston Villa lead! It's a really well worked goal. Traore plays it out wide to the Dutchman in space on the left before he neatly culs the ball into the top right corner! A brilliant strike for his ninth of the season! The visitors are ahead!
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80' 

GOAL!! El Ghazi scores and Aston Villa lead! It's a really well worked goal. Traore plays it out wide to the Dutchman in space on the left before he neatly culs the ball into the top right corner! A brilliant strike for his ninth of the season! The visitors are ahead!

79' 

Everton counter after Luiz runs into trouble. Calver-Lewin sprints towards the box and has a shot on the run, but it's well wide.

77' 

Everton are committing more men forward in search of a winning goal. Villa are holding firm for now.

  • Bernard
    OffAlex IwobiEvertonSigurdsson has a shot on goal which Martinez catches. SUB! Bernard is on for Iwobi as Everton push for a winner.
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  • Bernard
    OnBernardEverton
74' 

Sigurdsson has a shot on goal which Martinez catches. SUB! Bernard is on for Iwobi as Everton push for a winner.

  • Fabian Delph
    OffAndré GomesEvertonSUB! Delph comes on for Gomes who has had a quiet game.
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  • Fabian Delph
    OnFabian DelphEverton
69' 

SUB! Delph comes on for Gomes who has had a quiet game.

67' 

Digne looks to be in some discomfort. He pulls up and it looks as though Watkins stood on his calf. He is hobbling now but he looks like he will run it off.

65' 

Godfrey, who has really struggled to deal with Watkins this evening, fouls the striker and Villa have a free-kick in Everton's half. Targett crosses into the box from the left flank and finds Konsa at hte back post but Everton clear their lines.

62' 

Villa have a corner which Barkley sends into the box with a simple low pass to Watkins. Watkins fizzes one across and it comes off Traore but Coleman gets it away. The well-worked set-piece almost pays off!

60' 

A long ball finds Richarlison but Villa clear the danger. They are struggling with Everton's direct approach. Another ball over the top from Allan finds the Brazilian and his shot is claimed by Martinez.

58' 

Villa are enjoying more of the ball with Everton content to sit and try and hit on the counter-attack. It's worked quite effectively for the hosts so far although their lack of time on the ball on their home turf may concern Ancelotti a bit.

55' 

BIG CHANCE! A long ball finds Richarlison... he brings it down and strikes off his left boot, but he gets it all wrong as he fires well wide. It was more questionable defending from Villa, though, as really the chance should have been snuffed out earlier by either Mings or Konsa.

53' 

SHOT! Richarlison runs into a cul-de-sac but Villa give it away again this time to Iwobi, but his shot veers well wide.

50' 

Cash wins a goal-kick off Calvert-Lewin. Everton have looked a bit more threatening in the opening stages of this second half. Villa finished the first on top and Ancelotti undoubtedly would not have been best pleased about that.

48' 

Watkins forces a Villa corner. Barkley swings the ball in but Everton can clear their lines. Everton counter through Calvert-Lewin on the right but Mings boots away in front of Richarlison.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We are back underway for the second half!

  • End of 1st Half
HALF-TIME! 

It's been an excellent first half of football and it is hard to believe it is only 1-1! Anyway, it is 1-1 and that's because of Watkins' 15th goal of the season and Calvert-Lewin's 20th which leaves us level. Don't go anywhere!

45+2' 

Digne's cross is nodded on wildly by Watkins and off Mings for another Everton corner. This time Konsa heads clear. Digne's crosses have been very dangerous this evening!

45' 

THREE minutes of added time at the end of this seemingly non-stop first half. It's easy to forget there were stoppages for Richarlison and Watkins amid the action.

43' 

BIG CHANCE! El Ghazi slips through Watkins but his shot takes a slight deflection off Watkins and goes out for a corner! That was only narrowly wide! That was Villa's 10th attempt on goal this half. The corner swung in is cleared by Calvert-Lewin.

  • Douglas Luiz
    Yellow cardDouglas LuizAston VillaReferee Simon Hooper gives Douglas Luiz the first yellow card of the evening for pulling down Sigurdsson. Sigurdsson's cross is punched clear by Martinez.
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41' 

Referee Simon Hooper gives Douglas Luiz the first yellow card of the evening for pulling down Sigurdsson. Sigurdsson's cross is punched clear by Martinez.

39' 

This has been a breathless first half with very little defending happening. Villa have looked really up for this but Everton have threatened on the counter. Iwobi tries to find Calvert-Lewin to set him in on goal, but he cannot properly control it.

36' 

OFF THE POST! Barkley drives forward and has a fierce shot on goal off his left boot, but it smashes off the woodwork!

33' 

Sigurdsson tries to bend the ball into the top corner from 25-yards out, but it flies wide. This has been so open! A few moments later and Sigurdsson tries to sidefoot the ball into the bottom corner but his effort is blocked.

32' 

SAVE AND BAR! A delightful cross into the box from Cash forces Pickford into making an excellent save to deny Watkins, who uses his knee to turn it on goal, from close-range! The following attempt on goal from El Ghazi then cracks off the crossbar!

Jordan Pickford
29' 

DOUBLE SAVE! Traore is through but Pickford saves it with his feet. It comes back out to him as he curls a cross back into the box, but the England goalkeeper tips over the bar! The following corner comes to nothing.

26' 

Villa are in fact not on the beach and are playing some wonderful, proactive football this evening. The visitors have a free-kick around 30-yards out which Barkley will cross into the box against his old club. Well, he tried to fool everybody and went for goal but it was over the bar. That was a bit of a waste.

24' 

WHAT A SAVE! Digne's threatening cross meets Calvert-Lewin... his diving header from point-blank range is excellently parried away by Martinez with a strong right hand! This is end-to-end! Targett is now down receiving treatment after he was tripped up by Richarlison.

22' 

BLOCK! McGinn smashes an effort on goal from outside the box once again and Godfrey makes a vital block. Pickford made a fully committed dive for it. This has turned into quite the game!

  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin
    GoalDominic Calvert-LewinEvertonGOAL!!! Well well well... Everton's first corner of the evening results in a goal and it's Dominic Calvert-Lewin who nods home at the far post! It's a lovely cross from Digne and Barkley cannot get anywhere near the number nine! He plants it into the bottom corner and we are back on level terms! That is Calvert-Lewin's 20th goal of the season.
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20' 

GOAL!!! Well well well... Everton's first corner of the evening results in a goal and it's Dominic Calvert-Lewin who nods home at the far post! It's a lovely cross from Digne and Barkley cannot get anywhere near the number nine! He plants it into the bottom corner and we are back on level terms! That is Calvert-Lewin's 20th goal of the season.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
17' 

Everton have been really poor so far. Villa are enjoying plenty of possession and have looked the home side.

BIG CHANCE! A long ball finds Watkins, who evades Godfrey and gets a shot away from close-range, but Pickford gets his body in the way of it! Really shaky stuff at the back from Everton.

15' 

A stray elbow from Holgate in an aerial challenge bashes Watkins and he draws blood. It looked purely accidental. The England international receives medical treatment and will go off to get cleaned up before returning to match action.

  • Ollie Watkins
    GoalOllie WatkinsAston VillaGOAL! Holgate is caught dithering on the ball! Watkins tackles him and slots the ball into the bottom corner through the legs of Pickford! That was terrible from Holgate, but great vision from Watkins for his 15th goal of the season!
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13' 

GOAL! Holgate is caught dithering on the ball! Watkins tackles him and slots the ball into the bottom corner through the legs of Pickford! That was terrible from Holgate, but great vision from Watkins for his 15th goal of the season!

Ollie Watkins
10' 

Pickford is well out of position and tries to shield the ball out of play but Watkins keeps it in,. The move breaks down as Iwobi is fouled by Targett. That looked harsh on Villa.

9' 

Watkins applies some pressure as Holgate makes a slightly lackadaisical pass but Everton retain it. Villa have started brightly here at Goodison Park and look more alert than the hosts right now.

7' 

CHANCE! McGinn drives a shot on goal from 20-yards out, but it sails harmlessly over the bar.

5' 

OUCH! Richarlison is down on the floor after colliding with Cash. The right-back hoofs the ball clear and the Brazil international runs into him. After a brief moment, he gets back up onto his feet and looks OK to continue.

3' 

SHOT! Richarlison is instrumental in launching a quick Everton counter-attack. The Brazilian lays it off to Iwobi who cuts in onto his left foot and has a fierce strike on goal from the edge of the box, but Mings makes an important block.

  • 1st Half
1' 

We are underway on Merseyside! These two sides meet for the 205th time this evening.

19:57 

The teams are out onto the pitch at Goodison Park. Kick-off is just moments away!

19:53 

Everton are nine points off fourth with two games in hand. Asked pre-match if Everton can still reach the Champions League places, Carlo Ancelotti told BT Sport: "No, we've had a look at the top four but it's too tough for us. There are six places available and we hope to be in these six places."

Carlo Ancelotti
19:44 

Late Everton change. James Rodriguez has had to pull out in the warm-up with a calf strain and Alex Iwobi will take his place in the hosts' starting XI this evening.

Alex Iwobi celebrates scoring for Everton
19:40 

Aston Villa have won just twice in 10 games without captain Jack Grealish, who remains sidelined due to a shin injury. Villa boss Dean Smith told reporters the club will look to spend in the summer. He said: "We have to make sure we are looking to improve as a squad next season. We looked at it when we got promoted and we had to build a squad from scratch pretty much. We bought in 13 new faces, five this season and we have to add to that squad to keep improving."

Dean Smith
19:14 

Richarlison is not consistent enough for the attacking quality that he possesses and can offer a lot more going forward, manager Carlo Ancelotti has said. Asked to assess Richarlison's season, Ancelotti told a news conference: "Not so consistent for the quality he has.

The Italian added: "He had a good spell when Dominic Calvert-Lewin was out but can do much better next season and I hope he can do better this season as well."

19:06 

Everton are unchanged from the side that beat Arsenal 1-0 last weekend. Aston Villa, meanwhile make one change to the team that drew 2-2 with West Brom. The visitors welcome back Matty Cash from suspension into the lineup. He comes in for Ahmed Elmohamady.

Matty Cash
19:02 

EVERTON: Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Godfrey, Holgate, Allan, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

SUBS: Olsen, Keane, Delph, King, Mina, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Bernard, Davies.

ASTON VILLA: Martinez, Cash, Targett, Konsa, Mings, Luiz, McGinn, Barkley, El Ghazi, Traore, Watkins

SUBS: Heaton, Taylor, Wesley, Nakamba, Hause, Davis, Ramsey, Elmohamady, Philogene-Bidace.

19:01 

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