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Young cracker kills off Everton
Published : 29 Aug 2010 18:30:20
Luke Young scored his first goal for nearly two years to earn Aston Villa a 1-0 victory over Everton and boost caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald's chances of becoming Martin O'Neill's successor.The former England defender, who rejected a move to Liverpool earlier this month, dealt a blow to the other side of Merseyside with his ninth-minute winner.It was Villa's second league win under MacDonald as they bounced back from their Europa League exit at the hands of Rapid Vienna.Villa had leaked nine goals in their previous two matches, including a 6-0 mauling by Newcastle at St James' Park. But they managed to hold on for a clean sheet despite being on the defensive for lengthy periods.Everton dominated for lengthy spells in terms of possession with Mikel Arteta pulling the strings in the middle of the park.But they lacked a cutting edge until Louis Saha was brought on early in the second period. It means Everton are still searching for their first win of the campaign and have collected only one point from a possible nine.