Aston Villa recovered from their Premier League opener against Newcastle by beating Everton 4-0 at Villa Park.
Last weekend, Unai Emery’s Villa were beaten badly 5-1 but they started the campaign at home with an impressive Leon Bailey goal.
The nimble winger’s brilliant work allowed him to open the scoring for captain John McGinn, who scored his first goal from close range.
The home side doubled their lead in the 24th minute thanks to a Douglas Luiz penalty after the referee deemed Jordan Pickford to have fouled Ollie Watkins in the penalty area.
Villa easily opened the scoring for Everton and Jamaica international Bailey scored a third after the break, punishing a poor save by Toffees defender Michael Keane.
England goalkeeper Pickford had a great reflex to save Moussa Diaby’s thunderous volley but a more clumsy defense from the visitors gave Jhon Duran a fourth goal.
Everton substitute Arnaut Danjuma forced Emiliano Martinez to make a brilliant save but Sean Dyche’s side have now lost their opening two games of the season.
And a bad afternoon for the visitors was made worse as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Alex Iwobi both limped through injury.
Bailey and Diaby impress Villa
In this match last season, former England teammates Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard played for their teams.
Both teams changed managers during the campaign, but it’s clear which team has been helped the most by their decisions.
Spaniard Emery has done an outstanding job since his appointment in October, pulling Villa out of the relegation zone to end last season in Europe.
While Emery’s men were split by the Warblers in their opening match, they did the same against Everton at their fortress of Villa Park – winning an eighth straight win on their own turf.
Bailey weaves his magic from the left wing, giving Ashley Young a tough time returning to his old club, while club record signing Diaby seems to have integrated right away. circuit and equally impressive in the final third of the game.
When McGinn puts the home team ahead, there will only be one winner.
Luiz and Bailey extended Villa’s advantage before Colombian Duran scored his first goal for the club after coming on as a substitute to add to the impressive victory.
Calvert-Lewin injured again
Everton narrowly escaped relegation on the final day of last season and early signs suggest it could be another difficult season for the Toffees.
They lost their opening two games without scoring and sank to the bottom of the table.
Defeat by Fulham in the first game by missing countless chances, Everton were destroyed by Villa, who took full advantage of defensive flaws during a scorching day in the Midlands.
Injured striker Calvert-Lewin was able to start but played only 36 minutes when he had to leave the field with a face injury earlier in the game in a collision with goalkeeper Martinez.
The England international has played the full 90 minutes just four times in the competition since the start of last season and with Neal Maupay out of form and summer signing Youssef Chermiti underfunded, Everton are in dire need of a goal. won from somewhere.
Danjuma looked vibrant after coming on for Calvert-Lewin, but missed a golden opportunity early in the first half when his low shot was saved by Martinez, the visitors’ best chance.
Everton’s next game is a big one next Saturday with no-win side Wolves, who have also lost both matches so far.
player of the match
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- firste Martinez
- 14P. Torres
- twelfthDignePre-order 33 minutes
- 6Douglas LuisPre-order 14 minutesReplaced forCoutinhoIn sixty four’minuteReplaced forArcherIn 85’minute89 minutes in advance
- thirty firstbaileyReplaced forTielemansIn 63’minute
- 19ladyReplaced forDiego CarlosIn sixty four’minute
- 11WatkinsReplaced forduranIn 74’minute
- 3Diego Carlos
the making progress 4-1-4-1
- firstPickfordBook 24 minutes in advance
- 2PattersonPre-order 86 minutes
- 5keaneBook 45 minutes in advance
- 27GueyeBook 45 minutes in advanceReplaced forDobbinIn 45’minute
- 37Dentist `storage’
- 16DoucouréReplaced forOnyangoIn 90+8’minute
- 17IwobiReplaced formaupayIn 51’minute
- 9Calvert-LewinReplaced forDanjumaIn 38’minute
- sixty oneDobbin
- Anthony Taylor
Match ends, Aston Villa 4, Everton 0.
The second half ended, Aston Villa 4, Everton 0.
Substitute, Everton. Tyler Onyango replaces Abdoulaye Doucoure
Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa) fouled.
Arnaut Danjuma (Everton) concedes a free kick in the home half.
Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa) fouled.
James Garner (Everton) concedes a free kick on the right.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Ezri Konsa.
Cameron Archer (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul
Cameron Archer (Aston Villa) fouled.
Horace Danjuma (Everton) concedes a free kick on the left by-line.
Matty Cash (Aston Villa) concedes a free kick in his own half.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton) fouled.
Youri Tielemans (Aston Villa) is fouled.
Lewis Dobbin (Everton) concedes a free kick in his own half.
Nathan Patterson (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul
Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) concedes a free kick on the left wing.
Nathan Patterson (Everton) fouled.
Substitute, Aston Villa. Cameron Archer replaces Philippe Coutinho due to injury.
Delay left. They are ready to move on.