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A. El Ghazi
J. McGinn
2 - 0
85'
Trézéguet
Yellow Card
85'
S. Coleman
Yellow Card
80'
André Gomes
Yellow Card
21'
Wesley
Jota Peleteiro
1 - 0

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Shots On Target 3 1
Total Passes 301 539
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That’s all we have time for today. Until next time, goodbye!
Everton would have gone top with a win, but Silva’s side got it wrong today. Their midfielders put in shoddy displays, while Everton look toothless in the final third. Villa duly punished them to claim the points.
What a win for Villa! They have ended a run of 16 Premier League games in style – Wesley and El Ghazi on target in a deserved victory. They rode their luck at times, with Iwobi hitting the post and Walcott spurning a great chance late on, but Smith’s side are up and running in the top flight!
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: ASTON VILLA 2-0 EVERTON.
J. McGinn
Assist
90' + 5' It was a great pass from McGinn, who has had a superb game in the heart of midfield.
A. El Ghazi
Goal
90' + 5' GOOOOAALL! El Ghazi wraps it up – it’s 2-0 to Villa. More awful defending from Schneiderlin, who is bullied by Wesley, who holds it up well and finds McGinn. The Scotsman sees the space, threads through the pass, and El Ghazi is on hand to tuck home through Pickford’s legs.
90' + 4' Another wild effort, this time from Digne. Walcott clips in a decent cross, which the left-back meets with his weaker foot, only to send his strike off target.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes of added time at Villa Park.
90' WHAT A MISS! That is abysmal from Walcott, and it just does not look like it will be Everton’s night. Kean does brilliantly to turn his marker and play a cross to the edge of the six-yard box, but Walcott – who had a gaping goal to aim at – hammers it over.
89' Keane deflects an El Ghazi strike just over. It would not have counted though, as the flag had been raised.
88' Villa are finding it easy to deal with Everton’s attacks at the moment, with Schneiderlin and Gomes offering little support to their forwards, meaning the hosts can defend the edge of their 18-yard box without getting dragged out of position.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Trézéguet
86' Trezeguet's last action is to receive a card. He goes off, with El Mohamady coming on.
Trézéguet
Yellow Card
85' Trezeguet gets a booking for his part in that tussle.
S. Coleman
Yellow Card
85' Coleman gets frustrated by Trezeguet’s tackle, and kicks out while taking the free-kick. Trezeguet makes the most of it, but both players will get a booking.
84' Dreadful defending from Schneiderlin, who allows McGinn to spin clear and find Wesley, who in turn lays it off to El Ghazi. His strike is a wicked one, but Pickford watched it all the way and makes a fine stop.
82' OFF THE POST! The upright comes to Villa’s rescue, as Iwobi takes a quick touch and gets off a snapshot from 16 yards out. Heaton is beaten, but it clatters back off the woodwork, and Mings manages to deal with the rebound.
81' Grealish leads a Villa attack and almost crafts a chance for Trezeguet. Everton then get away on the counter – Calvert-Lewin finding Kean, who is tackled by Guilbert.
André Gomes
Yellow Card
80' Gomes goes into the book for preventing Villa from taking a quick free-kick. 
T. Walcott
Richarlison
78' The final Everton change sees Richarlison make way for Walcott.
A. El Ghazi
Jota Peleteiro
77' Smith makes a first change, taking off Jota and bringing on El Ghazi.
77' Richarlison delivers the resulting corner, which is cleared out to Schneiderlin, who sets himself before drilling a side-footed effort over.
76' Almost a costly error from Mings, who fails to clear a cross and causes panic in the Villa defence. Heaton tries to prevent the corner, but only manages to bundle it out of play.
74' Digne has created four chances tonight – half of Everton's attempts at goal. His last cross was a poor one, however, and was easily cut out by Grealish.
72' Everton may have four forwards on the field, but they are lacking any way to get the ball into them. Villa, on the other hand, are moving upfield in stages, with players offering passing options for Grealish. This time, he finds Taylor, who draws a rash tackle from Kean.
70' Gomes plays a better ball this time, picking out Digne who sends a cushioned first-time cross into Iwobi. He takes a touch, but then seems to snatch at his effort, which is deflected harmlessly into Heaton’s gloves.
68' Everton are upping the pressure now, with four players having made their way into the area. However, a promising move comes to an end when Gomes – who has had a poor game by his standards – prods a pass behind Coleman and out of play.
66' A fast break from Everton sees Iwobi release Kean, who stands up Guilbert before playing it back infield, with the Toffees eventually forcing it out for a corner. Mina wins the header, but it is deflected just wide of the right-hand upright.
64' A first involvement for Iwobi, as Schneiderlin intercepts a slack pass and lays it off for the former Arsenal man. He tries to feed Kean, but gets the direction on his throughball wrong, and Heaton is able to collect it with ease.
M. Kean
Bernard
62' The other substitution sees Kean come on for his third appearance, with Bernard making way. It appears the visitors will switch to a 4-4-2.
A. Iwobi
G. Sigurðsson
61' Here come the changes for Everton. Sigurdsson is the first player to make way, with Iwobi coming on for his debut.
59' Huge appeals from the Villa fans for a penalty, after Keane blocks Mings’ header. There were no real claims from the home side, however, and Everton escape unscathed. Moments later, a slack pass from Mina gets the visitors in trouble, but Gomes recovers possession on the edge of the area.
56' Villa try to go back-to-front, with Engels knocking it long to Wesley. The burly striker almost gets to it, but Pickford was off his line swiftly to gather it in.
54' Digne delivers a good corner, which Mina rises to meet. However, he is surrounded by several defenders, and can’t keep his header down.
D. Calvert-Lewin
Yellow Card
52' Calvert-Lewin takes a heavy touch and tries to recover by diving in. He actually wins the ball ahead of Wesley, who catches the Everton man on the top of the ankle. However, it was an out-of-control lunge from the visiting frontman, who goes into the book.
50' Great play from Wesley, who holds it up before slipping it wide to Wesley. He has Digne tracking him all the way, however, and the France international blocks the eventual cross.
48' Mina threads a quality pass into Sigurdsson, who for the first time this match finds himself in possession on the edge of Villa’s area. He tries to play in Calvert-Lewin, but Everton’s striker does not adjust his feet quickly enough to take it under control.
46' We are back up and running for the second half! No changes for either side as of yet.
Smith will likely be delighted with his side’s display so far, but Silva has work to do. Everton toiled going forward and have looked short on ideas in the final third. With Kean and Iwobi on the bench, it would not be surprising to see Silva change things at half-time.
A solid first half from Villa, who lead thanks to Wesley’s first Premier League goal. The hosts have been able to capitalise on some defensive lapses from Everton, though Calvert-Lewin should really have pulled the visitors level.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: ASTON VILLA 1-0 EVERTON.
45' CLOSE! Again, Everton switch off and allow Villa to take a quick free-kick. Grealish eventually gets into a good position on the edge of the box, and goes for goal, but his strike flashes wide.
44' A bit of a tussle between Mina and Wesley threatens to boil over for a moment, though the referee is quickly over to ensure tempers do not get too frayed.
42' Everton have lost two of their last three Premier League games versus newly promoted opposition, as many as they had lost in their previous 37 combined.
40' Richarlison does well to retain possession amid a crowd of Villa defenders and feed Coleman. His initial cross is blocked, so the full-back plays it back to Gomes, whose delivery is a wild one and soars out of play, much to the delight of the home faithful.
37' Grealish drops back to dictate Villa’s play from midfield and slips a neat pass into the advancing Guilbert. Space opens up for the debutant, who decides to try his luck from range, but the shot sails over.
35' Jota has been involved in 20 goals in 24 league starts under manager Dean Smith across spells at Brentford and Aston Villa, scoring 11 goals and providing nine assists.
33' CHANCE! It should be 1-1! Schneiderlin floats a brilliant pass into Coleman, who drills a first-time cross into the middle of the area. Calvert-Lewin meets it, but sends his strike straight down the middle, where a Villa defender is placed to make the block.
31' McGinn has had to receive some treatment, though will be find to carry on.
30' Everton are just trying to get their rhythm back now, by holding onto possession for a sustained period. Eventually, they work it wide to Coleman, but he just overruns it and isn’t able to get a cross in.
27' Excluding own-goals, none of Aston Villa's first 1,079 goals in the Premier League were scored by Brazilians. However, each of their last two have been scored by Brazilian players; Douglas Luiz & Wesley.
25' Jota has been exceptional in the last five minutes, and is making things tick for Villa from his role on the right. Everton have lost their shape, and Silva’s side need to get their organisation back quickly if they are to avoid conceding another.
23' CHANCE! Almost a second for Wesley! A mistake by Mina hands possession straight back to Jota, who threads another fantastic pass behind Everton’s defence. Wesley races through, but just as he got his shot off, Mina was on hand to make a vital block.
Jota Peleteiro
Assist
21' Everton have been well on top, but their defence, which has looked solid this season, was cut apart easily by Jota’s perfect pass, and Wesley had stole a march on his marker.
Wesley
Goal
21' GOOOALLL! WESLEY MAKES IT 1-0 TO VILLA! Well, Everton have conceded now. Grealish plays a brilliant quick free-kick, with Jota sliding a wonderful throughball into the area, with Wesley – who had just beaten the offside trap – keeping his cool to convert with a first-time finish.
20' Sigurdsson leads an Everton counter, with the visitors flooding forward down the right. The Iceland international cuts into the area, but seems to be caught in two minds, and ultimately loses possession with a slack pass that is easily intercepted.
19' A fantastic ball from Douglas Luiz has Keane back-pedalling, and though the Everton defender gets there, Villa storm upfield to maintain the pressure. They work a cross into Wesley, but he had drifted offside.
18' Everton have kept two consecutive clean sheets from the start of a top-flight season for the first time since 1993-94. They last kept a clean sheet in their first three such games back in 1912-13. As it stands, Silva's side are the only team in the Premier League with a pristine defensive record.
16' Great work from Everton as they play out from the back brilliantly down the left – Digne driving forward before slipping a throughball into Bernard’s path. The Brazilian cuts inside and floats a cross towards his compatriot Richarlison, but there was just too much height on it.
15' Everton have had over 60 per cent of the possession so far, but haven’t created anything clear cut as of yet. They are almost caught on the break when the ball falls kindly towards Jota, but Gomes gets across to make the tackle.
13' A well worked corner from Everton sees Sigurdsson cross to Digne on the edge of the area, and the Frenchman sends a volley goalwards. It is blocked by Mings, with Richarlison then swinging at it. Keane manages to make a better connection, but Villa’s defence get it clear, only for the offside flag to then be raised.
11' The physios have run their checks, and deemed Engels will be fit to carry on. He's back involved straight away, standing firm to block Richarlison's long-range strike.
10' Another Villa defender is down receiving treatment now – this time it’s Engels who needs some attention. He dived in to head a loose ball back to Heaton, but Mings took no chances and swung out a leg, making contact with both the ball and Engels, who looks dazed.
8' Villa vs Everton is the most played fixture in English football league history. This is the 203rd league meeting between the sides, all of them having come in the top flight.
6' NO PENALTY! Richarlison drives into the box and goes down under pressure from Grealish. There is nothing doing for the referee, though, and VAR does not intervene to change the decision.
F. Guilbert
Yellow Card
5' Wesley does well to hold off two defenders, but Richarlison then gets back to prod the ball out of the striker’s feet. Bernard breaks, only to be dragged down by Guilbert, who goes into the book.
4' Mings is fine to continue, and the game gets back up and running.
3' Everton are enjoying some early pressure, with Digne delivering a fine corner. Villa clear their lines, though only as far as Bernard, who loops in a cross. Heaton comes out to punch it clear, but clatters into Mings in the process, and the defender has to receive some treatment.
2' It looks like Jota will play from the right for Villa, with Trezeguet down the left. The Spaniard tries to force his way into Everton’s area, but the Toffees recover and break through Calvert-Lewin. He links up with Richarlison, but Mings gets across to stem the danger.
1' KICK-OFF! At the sound of referee Michael Oliver's whistle, Villa captain Grealish gets proceedings underway.
There's a scintillating atmosphere at Villa Park. It’s Villa's second home match of the season, but under the floodlights, the fans are in superb voice as the teams make their way out onto the pitch.
One change from Marco Silva, with Jean-Philippe Gbamin dropping out due to injury, and Morgan Scheiderlin coming into midfield after missing out against Watford due to suspension. Kean went close to score on his home debut last time out, but the former Juventus youngster has to settle for a place on the bench once more.
EVERTON SUBS: Maarten Stekelenburg, Mason Holgate, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi, Djibril Sidibe, Tom Davies, Moise Kean.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne; Morgan Schneiderlin, Andre Gomes; Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Bernard; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Villa boss Dean Smith has made two changes in total, with El Mohamady and El Ghazi dropping out. Guilbert comes in at right-back, while Jota – the former Birmingham City playmaker – starts out wide. Mings sustained an injury in the warm-up, but has been passed fit to start.
ASTON VILLA SUBS: Jed Steer, Henri Lansbury, Conor Hourihane, Ezri Konsa, Anwar El Ghazi, Ahmed El Mohamady, Keinan Davis.
ASTON VILLA (4-1-4-1): Tom Heaton; Frederic Guilbert, Bjorn Engels, Tyrone Mings, Neil Taylor; Douglas Luiz; Trezeguet, John McGinn, Jack Grealish, Jota; Wesley.
Everton, meanwhile, would go top of the early standings with a win, though Marco Silva will know it is far too early to be looking at the table in too much detail. His side were frustrated by Crystal Palace in their first match, but Bernard’s early goal proved enough to secure a 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday.
It has been a tough start to life back in the big time for Villa, who are searching for their first point of the campaign. A 3-1 opening day defeat to Tottenham was followed by a 2-1 loss at home to Bournemouth last time out.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of today’s Premier League clash, as Aston Villa welcome Everton to Villa Park, in what is the most-played fixture in English football.