Aston Villa got their first points on the board thanks to a 2-0 win over Everton at Villa Park. 

The Toffees got off to a bright start, but they were met by a resolute Villa defence that was defending as if their lives were on the line. 

Villa weather the early storm and took the lead in the 21st minute when Wesley Moraes latched on to a defence-splitting ball from the impressive Jota and calmly slotted the ball past Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal. 

Everton had two great chances to score in the second half, but Moise Kean’s effort hit the woodwork and Theo Walcott blazed over from just six yards out. 

Dean Smith’s men added some gloss to the scoreline when Anwar El Ghazi collected John McGinn’s pass in the 95th minuted and made no mistake with the finish. 

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Anwar El Ghazi

Jack Grealish

John McGinn


Wesley Moraes

Douglas Luiz

Bjorn Engels

Frederic Guilbert

Tyrone Mings

Neil Taylor


Tom Heaton


  Wesley Moraes 82%
  Bjorn Engels 68%
  Tyrone Mings 66%
  Jota 64%
  Frederic Guilbert 58%
  John McGinn 43%
  Jack Grealish 28%
  Douglas Luiz 22%
  Neil Taylor 21%
  Tom Heaton 14%
  Anwar El Ghazi 8%
  Trezeguet 5%