ASTON VILLA 2
- Gabriel Agbonlahor (72)
- Phil Jagielka (og 90)
- Tim Cahill (23)
- Tim Cahill (74)
** Aston Villa's faint hopes of achieving Champions League football suffered a setback despite Everton defender Phil Jagielka's injury-time own goal rescuing them a point in a 2-2 draw.
Everton continued to put pressure on the hosts and were rewarded on 23 minutes. Cahill found space in the six-yard box to nod in Leighton Baines' cross after Diniyar Bilyaletdinov had gone close. Apparently it only happens goals in the first half-time.
Everton continued to dominate during the second half but against the run of play, Villa manager to grab an equaliser on 72 minutes. Milner whipped in a delightful cross from the right wing to Agbonlahor in the Everton area, who raced in front of his marker to flick a header past Howard into the far corner.
With 18 minutes remaining, Agbonlahor brought Villa level with his 50th goal for the club - and 15th of the campaign.
Milner sent over a cross from the touchline and Agbonlahor sent a glancing header wide of Howard into the corner of the net.
But two minutes later Cahill struck again to restore Everton's lead. There was a question mark over Villa's defending with Cahill presented with a free header in converting Bilyaletdinov's corner.
Villa looked to gain a late equaliser and found it through an unlikely source. Ashley Young curled in an inviting cross from the left and Jagielka crept in front of Carew, but in an attempt to clear the ball, headed the ball past Howard into the far corner of the goal.
Team Line-Ups :
Aston Villa: Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock (Delfouneso 78); A. Young, Milner, Petrov, Downing, Carew, Agbonlahor
Everton: Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Pienaar, Cahill, Osman, Heitinga (Rodwell 50), Bilyaletdinov (Yobo 90), Yakubu (Saha 63)