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Leon Osman takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.
Effort from inside the area by Andreas Weimann strikes the post. Darren Bent takes a shot. Leighton Baines gets a block in. Corner taken short by Charles N'Zogbia.
Seamus Coleman sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Ron Vlaar gets a block in. Johnny Heitinga comes on in place of Nikica Jelavic.
Effort from the edge of the box by Nikica Jelavic goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Leon Osman. Karim El Ahmadi receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Leon Osman restarts play with the free kick.
Leighton Baines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.
Eric Lichaj produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Karim El Ahmadi gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1-3 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Eric Lichaj.
Foul by Steven Pienaar on Matthew Lowton, free kick awarded. Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leighton Baines.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Seamus Coleman, clearance made by Matthew Lowton. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines, Darron Gibson takes a shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in. Andreas Weimann comes on in place of Barry Bannan. Kevin Mirallas replaces Darron Gibson.
Seamus Coleman crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lowton on Leighton Baines. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick. Darron Gibson produces a cross, Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
Marouane Fellaini fouled by Karim El Ahmadi, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darron Gibson. Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Brett Holman challenges Phil Jagielka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seamus Coleman comes on in place of Steven Naismith. Darron Gibson takes the free kick. Shay Given makes a save.
Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Steven Naismith, the ref awards a free kick. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Ciaran Clark concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Red card for Ciaran Clark. Darron Gibson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Eric Lichaj on for Chris Herd.
The referee penalises Marouane Fellaini for handball. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Baker.
Centre by Matthew Lowton, Leighton Baines manages to make a clearance. Barry Bannan takes a shot. Blocked by Darron Gibson. Marouane Fellaini challenges Nathan Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Baker.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines. Leighton Baines produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sylvain Distin misses to the right of the target.
Brett Holman is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Delfouneso.
Shot from just outside the box by Darron Gibson misses to the right of the target.
Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Blocked by Ciaran Clark. Corner taken right-footed by Darron Gibson, clearance made by Darren Bent.
Barry Bannan takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
Nikica Jelavic finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 0-3 Everton.Leighton Baines provided the assist for the goal.
Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Bannan.
Nikica Jelavic is adjudged to have handled the ball. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Phil Jagielka produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Marouane Fellaini finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Aston Villa 0-2 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Phil Jagielka.
Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Herd. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Bannan, Tim Howard makes a save.
The referee gives a free kick against Marouane Fellaini for handball. Barry Bannan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Phil Neville on Charles N'Zogbia, free kick awarded. Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Darron Gibson makes a clearance.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Ron Vlaar gets a block in. Darron Gibson takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
Nathan Delfouneso produces a cross, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Steven Pienaar is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Nikica Jelavic has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on Steven Naismith. Free kick taken by Darron Gibson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Leon Osman. Steven Pienaar takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Steven Naismith. Direct free kick taken by Darron Gibson.
Corner taken by Darron Gibson played to the near post, Chris Herd makes a clearance.
Foul by Ciaran Clark on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darron Gibson.
Leighton Baines produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Nikica Jelavic clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathan Delfouneso makes a clearance.
Ron Vlaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Fellaini. Darron Gibson takes the direct free kick.
Steven Pienaar sends in a cross.
Steven Pienaar gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 0-1 Everton.Assist on the goal came from Steven Naismith.
A cross is delivered by Nikica Jelavic, Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Nathan Delfouneso, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
Delfouneso fit to face Everton
Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso will boost manager Paul Lambert's attacking options after being cleared to face Everton.
The forward missed last weekend's Barclays Premier League opening defeat against West Ham with a thigh problem but, like defender Chris Herd, will be included in the squad for the Villa Park clash.
Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (knee), defender Richard Dunne (groin) and winger Marc Albrighton (foot) are still sidelined while youngster Samir Carruthers has an ankle problem.
Lambert has ruled out moves for strikers Jermain Defoe and Kenwyne Jones, but admits he is in the market for new signings before the transfer window closes next week.
Villa have been linked with Tottenham striker Defoe and Stoke frontman Jones in recent days, with Darren Bent currently their only available proven goalscorer.
However, Lambert - who is thought to be keen to offload defenders Stephen Warnock and Dunne - insists that while new faces may arrive, neither of those two will be among them.
"They are two top, top players, those lads. But that's not going to happen here," he said. "I have seen the rumours linking us with some players but a lot of them aren't going to happen."
He added: "I have never stopped looking. Someone might come in.
"We'll have to wait and see. You can never be quite sure until someone walks through the door and they are actually here."
Everton manager David Moyes will make a late decision on whether to include Kevin Mirallas in his squad.
The Belgium international has only had a couple of days' training since signing on Sunday and although he has had intensive sessions Moyes is unsure about the player's fitness.
Sylvain Distin (back) and Nikica Jelavic (groin) are minor injury concerns.
Moyes has not ruled out adding to his squad before the close of the window.
"I think we have got a good team," said the Scot.
"You could see we had a strong bench against United but if we lose one or two we will be short so we have to try to maybe add one or two more.
"But if I don't I won't be too disappointed."
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