Aston Villa vs Everton player ratings: Aston Villa thrash Toffees for first win

  • Aston Villa registered the first win of the season with a 4-0 hammering of Everton
  • Everton are already looking like contenders for a relegation battle following consecutive losses
  • Everton are still searching for their first league goal of the campaign

Aston Villa player ratings: A brilliant performance for first win

Emi Martinez 7/10 – A brave performance to stop Calvert-Lewin early in the first half

Pau Torres 8/10 – Offered a constant threat going forward

Ezri Konsa 7/10 – Made very little in the form of errors

Lucas Digne 7/10 – Able to offer a threat in advanced areas aside from being decent in possession

Matty Cash 7/10 – Very solid performance from Cash in the back three

John McGinn 8/10 – Picked up his first home goal in almost 2 years with an impressive display

Leon Bailey 9/10 – Along with the strong defensive performances, Leon Bailey also grabbed a goal

Boubacar Kamara 8/10 – Solid shield for the defensive three

Douglas Luiz 8/10 – Picked up his first goal of the campaign with a solid penalty

Ollie Watkins 7/10 – Constant pressure on the Everton backline

Moussa Diaby 7/10 – A big threat for the Midlands outfit in the final third


Youri Tielemans 7/10 – A decent display in the middle of the park after coming on as a substitute

Philippe Coutinho 7/10 – A short cameo that was brought to an end by a hamstring injury

Diego Carlos 6/10 – Played a crucial role to stop Neal Maupay from scoring a goal

Jhon Duran 7/10 – Took advantage of Ashley Young’s error to get his first goal for Villa

Cameron Archer 6/10 – Replaced substitute Philippe Coutinho late on

Aston Villa vs Everton
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Everton player ratings: Problems throughout for Sean Dyche

Jordan Pickford 5/10 – Poor goalkeeping all-around including giving away a penalty

Ashley Young 4/10 – Made a critical error that led to Duran’s second-half goal

James Tarkowski 5/10 – Poor marking throughout the match

Nathan Patterson 6/10 – Dispossessed on a couple of occasions but hard-working

Micheal Keane 4/10 – Very poor defending that led to a goal from a set-piece situation

Idrissa Gueye 5/10 – Unable to help out his defenders on numerous occasions

Abdoulaye Doucoure 5/10 – Very little in the way of midfield strength

James Garner 6/10 – Had a decent passing rate in the middle of the park

Amadou Onana 5/10 – Offered little help to the backline against a constant onslaught

Alex Iwobi 5/10 – Went off injured in a wretched afternoon

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 5/10 – Injury forced out a big threat for Everton


Neal Maupay 5/10 – Offered very little after coming on as a substitute

Lewis Dobbin 6/10 – Tried to make a decent impact after being introduced at half-time

Arnaut Danjuma 6/10 – Decent impact after substituting Calvert-Lewin

Tyler Onyango 5/10 – Came as a late substitute

Aston Villa vs Everton match summary and highlights

Aston Villa bounced back from the loss against Newcastle in the opening game to crash Aston Villa 4-0 in their first home game of the campaign. Unai Emery would be delighted to see plenty of positive performances from his players, who had been criticised quite heavily after the big loss to Newcastle. It was a Villa show from the first whistle, as the home team were creating chances from the start. After grabbing the opener through John McGinn, Villa were quickly up 2-0 after Douglas Luiz converted his penalty in the 24th minute.

The game was made safe in the second half when Leon Bailey picked up his goal of the afternoon while Ashley Young made a catastrophic error – for someone of his experience – to allow Duran to come up with a goal in the 75th minute. The loss keeps Everton at the bottom of the table and they are one of the five teams yet to pick up any point so far this season.

Man of the match: Leon Bailey

Leon Bailey was able to form a strong pivot in the middle of the park with Moussa Diaby. The duo, who have played with each other at Bayer Leverkusen, barely provided a look-in for Everton throughout the 90 minutes. The midfielder provided the crucial assist for John McGinn to open the scoring after a brilliant run down the penalty box. Apart from being able to contribute a goal in his appearance, Leon Bailey also provided a strong defensive display in the game.

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