Aston Villa 1-3 Everton Highlights
Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic all scored as Paul Lambert suffered a nightmare first home league game in charge of Aston Villa.
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Venue: Villa Park
Date: Saturday, 25 August, 2012
Kick off: 15:00
This is the most-played fixture in the English top flight. Aston Villa have 72 wins to Everton’s 70 from the previous 194 league meetings.
Villa are on a 12-match unbeaten league run against Everton, although six of the last seven have been drawn.
Everton’s last victory at Villa Park was 3-1 in February 2005.
Villa won only four league matches at home last season, the worst record in their 138-year history. They averaged only a point per game at home, leading to their lowest overall points total in the Premier League.
Their overall tally of seven victories was their lowest in a season since 1890-91, when there were only 12 clubs in the league.
They were the only team in the league not to score a single goal from a corner last season. They also scored fewer headers (three) than anyone else.
The Villans have picked up a mere 15 points from 20 Premier League games in 2012. If they fail to win on Saturday it will equal a top-flight club record of 12 matches without a victory – last set in 1986-87.
Darren Bent will make his 300th career league start.
Everton won their opening-day match for the first time since 2007, keeping a clean sheet in their opening fixture for the first time in 14 years.
The Toffees have drawn seven of their last 10 away league matches, including the four most recent.
They are chasing a 100th away win in Premier League football.
Nikica Jelavic has scored eight goals in his last nine league appearances.
Marouane Fellaini is poised to make his 100th Premier League start for Everton, while Leon Osman should play his 250th league game for the club.