Toffees are at risk of entering the relegation zone in this round, while the Lions miss the chance to draw level with the table leaders
(updated at 1:27 pm)
Everton and Aston Villa were held to a goalless draw this Sunday (14), at Goodison Park, in the 21st round of the Premier League. In a match marked by few emotions, the two teams stopped at goalkeepers Dibu Martínez and Pickford, in addition to the totally uncalibrated aim, and played a bad match for their fans. With the result, the Toffees are in 17th place, but could enter the relegation zone if Luton Town wins. On the other hand, the Lions missed the chance to tie with leaders Liverpool in terms of points.
VAR and Dibu Martínez prevent goals in the first half
The first stage held great emotions at Goodison Park. Sensation of the Premier League so far, Aston Villa started better and even opened the score. In a rehearsed corner play, Álex Moreno received the ball in the half moon and hit the corner to make it 1-0. However, at the beginning of the play, the VAR, after a long time reviewing the move, saw that Bailey was in an offside position and the goal was cancelled. Afterwards, the Jamaican striker had another chance, but stopped at Pickford. Everton, more defensive, had their big opportunities only at the end of the first half. Calvert-Lewin was in front of goal, but was stopped by a miracle by Emiliano Martínez. Afterwards, Garner hit a beautiful shot and forced the Argentine goalkeeper to make another great save. However, both teams went into the break without finding the net.
Emotionless second half for Everton and Aston Villa
In the final stage, the match lost in emotion. After all, the game started to get locked in midfield and the teams started to make mistakes in finishing. Both teams had chances with Watkins, for Aston Villa, and Danjuma, for Everton, but both missed their chances. With chances of catching leaders Liverpool in the table, the visiting team took more risks in the final minutes. In the 40th minute, with a low cross in the area, Cash appeared free to finish, but was stopped at the exact moment by Mykolenko. On the rebound, Mcginn shot first time and Tarkoswki took it over the line. Two minutes later, Everton almost opened the scoring. Doucoré appeared free, in the face of Dibu Martínez, and shot hard to find the net. However, the athlete was in an offside position. A bad 0-0 for the teams’ aspirations in the Premier League.
ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP – 21ST ROUND
Everton 0x0 Aston Villa
Manchester United x Tottenham – 13h30
Arsenal x Crystal Palace – 9h30
Brentford x Nottingham Forest – 14h30
Sheffield x West Ham – 11h
Bournemouth x Liverpool – 13h30
Brighton x Wolves – 16h45
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