Aston Villa bank first win back in English Premier League

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       Aston Villa manager Dean Smith says Ahmed Elmohamady's one-year contract extension is deserved

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Striker Welsey - a £22million summer buy - grabbed his first Villa goal and El Ghazi's late strike earned a 2-0 win and ended a 1,294-day wait for a top-flight victory.

A neat Morgan Schneiderlin pass set Seamus Coleman free and his cross fell to Dominic Calvert-Lewin but his casual finish was blocked on the line by debutant Bjorn Engels.

The Merseysiders came closest to an equaliser when Alex Iwobi, on as a second- half substitute for his debut following a move from Arsenal, drilled a low, left-footed shot against the post.

Anwar El Ghazi then ensured Villa had the last word as they carved Everton open for a second time with nearly the last kick of the contest.

In spite of losing their opening two games of the season, the Villans were not the worst of sides but the pressure will be on manager Dean Smith if they once again lose.

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It was the only serious first-half threat the Toffees created though and Villa began to feel more settled in their Premier League skin. "Our performances have been OK, Tottenham was tough first up and we were good for an hour". They stuck right behind us.

Far too many of his passes and touches were going out of play or to Villa players, which is why it was a surprise to see Marco Silva keep him on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes. We had the shot off the post and the clear chances with Theo [Walcott] and Lucas [Digne].

Everton boss Marco Silva, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is really hard to see how we can lose this game when we create so many chances to score".

Interestingly, Everton vs Aston Villa is the most-played fixture in English football and this will be the 203rd time that they play against each other.

"The most hard thing is to create and when you do you have to put the ball in the net".

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