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Foul by Andreas Weimann on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded.
The referee ends the match.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gerard Deulofeu.
The ball is sent over by Gerard Deulofeu.
Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Kevin Mirallas is ruled offside.
Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.
The referee cautions Tim Howard for time wasting.
Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Clearance by Sylvain Distin.
The ball is delivered by Leandro Bacuna.
Steven Naismith takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Naismith replaces Steven Pienaar.
Romelu Lukaku has an effort at goal. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.
Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.
Gareth Barry concedes a free kick for a foul on Leandro Bacuna.
Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Nicklas Helenius coming on for Aleksandar Tonev.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ron Vlaar on Leighton Baines.
Ron Vlaar takes the free kick.
Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. A parry by Tim Howard prevents the goal.
Clearance made by Leighton Baines.
Leandro Bacuna restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood.
Shot by Andreas Weimann went wide of the right-hand post.
Clearance by Seamus Coleman.
Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.
Romelu Lukaku scores with a right foot finish. Aston Villa 0-1 Everton.Leon Osman provided the assist for the goal.
Aleksandar Tonev challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Andreas Weimann has an effort at goal. Blocked by Gareth Barry.
Clearance by Phil Jagielka.
Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.
James McCarthy receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Ashley Westwood.
Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
(Everton) makes a substitution, with Leon Osman coming on for Ross Barkley.
Leandro Bacuna takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Aleksandar Tonev crosses the ball.
Fabian Delph takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
Gareth Barry makes a clearance.
Christian Benteke has an effort at goal. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.
Shot by Ross Barkley went wide right of the target.
Centre by Nathan Baker.
Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Mirallas.
The game restarts for the second half.
Ciaran Clark is brought on as a substitute for Antonio Luna.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on Ross Barkley.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.
Antonio Luna takes the free kick.
James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.
Aleksandar Tonev delivers the ball.
James McCarthy makes a clearance.
Centre by Aleksandar Tonev.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.
Fabian Delph fouled by Kevin Mirallas, the ref awards a free kick.
Sylvain Distin heads at goal. Blocked by Nathan Baker.
Kevin Mirallas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Nathan Baker.
Ross Barkley takes a shot. Nathan Baker gets a block in.
Shot by Romelu Lukaku. Bradley Guzan fumbles the ball.
Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
Ross Barkley takes a shot and hits the bar.
Gareth Barry takes the free kick.
Ashley Westwood challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Header at goal by Romelu Lukaku. Bradley Guzan parries the ball but the danger is not over.
The ball is swung over by Kevin Mirallas.
Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Seamus Coleman gets a block in.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot. Blocked by Antonio Luna.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Leandro Bacuna.
Christian Benteke takes a shot. Tim Howard fumbles the ball.
Foul by James McCarthy on Fabian Delph, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Antonio Luna.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Gabriel Agbonlahor results in a free kick.
Chance falls to Christian Benteke who heads at goal. Tim Howard safely holds on.
Shot by Leandro Bacuna. Blocked by Leighton Baines.
Seamus Coleman restarts play with the free kick.
Aleksandar Tonev is ruled offside.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandar Tonev on Leighton Baines.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
Penalty taken by Christian Benteke is saved by Tim Howard. Aston Villa 0-0 Everton.
Christian Benteke fouled by Seamus Coleman, the ref awards a Penalty.
Kevin Mirallas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Antonio Luna.
Fabian Delph challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.
The match gets underway.
Lambert wanted Lukaku and Benteke
Paul Lambert has revealed Belgium team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke could have been playing together for Aston Villa against Everton this weekend instead of against each other.
The strikers are close friends and form one of Europe's most fearsome forward lines for their country but on Saturday they square off against each other in the Barclays Premier League.
Villa boss Lambert said this week that he originally tried to sign Lukaku on loan from Chelsea in the summer of 2012 only to be thwarted by the player's high wages.
Lukaku spent a season at neighbours West Brom instead, before being sent out on loan again this summer, this time to Everton.
"I remember when I first came in here I spoke to Chelsea about Lukaku before we saw Christian," said Lambert.
"I knew about him and this club needed somebody to be that type of player.
"Obviously we couldn't afford that at that time and Christian came in and the rest is history, as they say. They're totally different players but the two of them are a threat."
Asked whether Benteke was signed because he could not land Lukaku, Lambert said: "No, no. I would have tried to get Christian as well, probably.
"What would they have been like together? Expensive! You don't know, you really don't know, but they're two powerful lads.
"I'm not so sure they're similar. They're two young guys who are making a career for themselves."
The Scot confirmed Benteke is fully recovered from his recent hip injury and ready to start against the Toffees on Saturday after coming on from the bench in last week's defeat by Tottenham.
He said: "He's fine. He only trained three or four days in a month, it's just not enough to put him into that scale of a game last weekend and we didn't want to re-injure him or anything like that.
"It was the right thing to bring him on and he might have had a chance and might have scored on another day but his contribution was okay.
"There's no pressure on me to start him. Not at all. I know what I get from him and the main thing for me was he was fully fit to be selected.
"Libor Kozak has done really well for us in absence of Christian so I've got a problem, to pick whoever I want to pick."
Centre-half Ciaran Clark is also in contention to return to the starting XI after missing the Spurs fixture due to illness.
Everton defender Johnny Heitinga is a doubt for the clash.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez revealed the Holland international suffered tissue damage in training and has rated his chances of being involved at Villa Park as 50/50.
Steven Pienaar will be pushing for a start after recovering from a hamstring problem to score from the bench against Hull last weekend, but Antolin Alcaraz (hernia) and Darron Gibson (knee) remain sidelined.
Martinez is learning more about Belgian strikers every day working with Lukaku and so he is rightly wary of another in Villa's Benteke.
"I think he has been an impressive signing," said the Spaniard.
"Looking at his contribution last season it was more than significant in Villa's record in the league and you can see what he brings to the crowd and what he means to everyone at Villa.
"Clearly Villa with Benteke on the pitch is a bigger threat and we will have to be very wary of that."
Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, and Benteke both have four Premier League goals this season but Martinez believes that is where the similarity ends.
"They are very different and Belgium as a national team are very fortunate to have two players of that quality," he added.
"They are two players that they can even play together in the same side and in their way they can be very effective and very much the focal point of any attacking team.
"They are two sensational strikers facing each other."
Lukaku agreed with his manager over the difference in his game to that of his compatriot.
"He has a more aerial threat, a back-to-goal player, and I'm more of a runner who likes to do one v ones," he told evertontv.
"He makes the team all get up and makes everyone around him play. I expect a lot of things from him."
Everton have not lost to the midlanders in their past five meetings and Martinez is keen for that run to be extended.
"We won't underestimate their quality, that's for sure," he said.
"Anyone who can beat Arsenal or Manchester City deserves huge credit. When they have everyone fit and available, they are as good as anyone on their day."
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
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