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Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Alan Hutton.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leighton Baines, clearance by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Apostolos Vellios takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Apostolos Vellios has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Stephen Ireland is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stiliyan Petrov on Leon Osman. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Richard Dunne.
The official flags Darren Bent offside. Sylvain Distin takes the indirect free kick.
Stephen Ireland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
Apostolos Vellios is brought on as a substitute for Tim Cahill.
Gabriel Agbonlahor goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Gabriel Agbonlahor grabs a headed goal from close in. Everton 2-2 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Marc Albrighton.
Seamus Coleman leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Barkley.
Stephen Ireland is brought on as a substitute for Fabian Delph.
Long range effort from Jack Rodwell misses to the left of the goal.
Fabian Delph has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Warnock.
Foul by Roysten Drenthe on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Alan Hutton takes the free kick.
Tim Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roysten Drenthe by Alan Hutton. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Roysten Drenthe is brought on as a substitute for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Charles N'Zogbia leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Albrighton.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Fabian Delph. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.
Foul by Fabian Delph on Phil Jagielka, Penalty awarded. Leighton Baines scores a placed penalty. Everton 2-1 Aston Villa.Assist by Phil Jagielka.
Leighton Baines takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Tim Cahill takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Stiliyan Petrov gets a block in.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Phil Jagielka results in a free kick. Phil Jagielka is given a yellow card. Stiliyan Petrov takes the direct free kick.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Richard Dunne gets a block in.
Stiliyan Petrov gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Aston Villa.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Warnock.
Close range header by Phil Jagielka misses to the right of the target.
Alan Hutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Shot from long distance by Barry Bannan misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Stiliyan Petrov. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Tim Cahill. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Darren Bent. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, save made by Shay Given.
Unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
James Collins fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Leighton Baines takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Sylvain Distin goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Stephen Warnock results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov by Leighton Baines results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Hutton.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Fabian Delph gets a block in.
Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Dunne. Shay Given takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Marouane Fellaini from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Leon Osman takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
Barry Bannan takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Fabian Delph fouled by Marouane Fellaini, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Darren Bent. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Stephen Warnock restarts play with the free kick.
Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Stiliyan Petrov. Free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.
Tim Cahill is adjudged to have handled the ball. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Hibbert. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Leon Osman from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Aston Villa.Tim Cahill provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Phil Jagielka. Barry Bannan comes on in place of Emile Heskey. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Darren Bent. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Bent.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Bent. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
Stiliyan Petrov concedes a free kick for a foul on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Seamus Coleman fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Hibbert takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Emile Heskey results in a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.
Villa remain unbeaten
Stiliyan Petrov and Gabriel Agbonlahor struck as Aston Villa twice came from behind at Everton to preserve their unbeaten Barclays Premier League start with a 2-2 draw.
Everton hardly looked like a team in crisis after the sale of Mikel Arteta as they claimed a deserved half-time lead through the outstanding Leon Osman.
Petrov hit a superb equaliser as Villa finally showed some endeavour after the break but it needed Agbonlahor's late header to earn a draw at Goodison Park after a Leighton Baines penalty.
The result left Everton frustrated after a fluid attacking display but their wholehearted performance at least put their off-field problems in the shade.
The game was preceded by a peaceful protest outside the stadium by several hundred supporters frustrated at a lack of investment under chairman Bill Kenwright.
Disquiet has been building for some time but has noticeably intensified since star player Arteta was sold to Arsenal last week.
Yet a greater gauge of feeling towards lifelong fan Kenwright was perhaps evident when he appeared on the big screen midway through the first half.
His appearance was initially met by boos from the crowd but they were quickly drowned out by a huge round of applause, suggesting the protesters remain a minority.
Both sides had talked up new signings but only one of them in Villa's Alan Hutton started the game.
Jermaine Jenas, who arrived with Hutton from Tottenham, was ruled out by a thigh injury while Everton left their loanees Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi on the bench.
With Ayegbeni Yakubu and Jermaine Beckford having also left the club recently and Louis Saha and Victor Anichebe injured, that meant Everton were starting without a recognised striker.
Yet it barely showed as Osman and Tim Cahill filled the forward roles superbly.
The Toffees attacked from the onset and appealed fruitlessly for a penalty inside the first minute when Osman went down under a Richard Dunne challenge.
Villa striker Darren Bent then headed off his own line as Phil Jagielka got forward to connect with a Baines corner from the right.
Baines stayed on the right and whipped in a low cross for Osman to turn and shoot but Shay Given instinctively stuck out a hand.
Jagielka headed another chance wide before Villa made a change after just 18 minutes when Emile Heskey left the field.
Everton were rewarded for their bright start after 19 minutes when Petrov and Dunne failed to clear a Seamus Coleman pass and Cahill squared for Osman to sidefoot home.
Substitute Barry Bannan, impressive for Scotland against Lithuania in midweek, had Villa's first serious attempt on goal after 30 minutes but Tim Howard comfortably saved his 35-yard shot.
Everton continued to dictate the pace and Osman brought another good save from Given with a curling shot from the edge of the area after being set up by Marouane Fellaini.
Fellaini then tried his luck with a powerful left-foot shot which flew over the bar.
Villa had a lucky escape just before the break when a long-range Jack Rodwell shot was deflected narrowly wide by Fabian Delph with Given well beaten.
Villa started to show some urgency after the break but Fellaini ended a good run by Delph and Sylvain Distin produced a fine tackle to deny Agbonlahor.
Everton were inches away from doubling their lead as Fellaini headed across goal and Jagielka in turn nodded narrowly over.
Yet Villa were enjoying a good spell and pulled back level just after the hour when Petrov found space outside the area and curled a stunning shot inside Howard's left-hand post.
Villa were energised but Everton quickly responded.
Cahill brought a fine reaction save from Given as he met a Baines corner with a firm header but Jagielka was then bundled over by Delph.
Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot and Baines stepped forward to tuck away the penalty.
Yet Villa were not finished and were freshened up by the introduction of Marc Albrighton for Charles N'Zogbia.
The visitors equalised for a second time after 83 minutes as Agbonlahor again got forward and spread the ball wide for Albrighton.
The winger had time to curl a fine cross to the back post for Agbonlahor to jump and head past Howard from point-blank range.
Everton roused themselves for one last effort to snatch a winner but Cahill sidefooted wide after beating Given on the edge of the area and substitute Ross Barkley brought a fine fingertip save from the keeper.
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