Aston Villa 3-2 Everton: Villa boost survival hopes with impressive win over the Toffees

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored twice, as the Midlands club earned all three points against Everton on Saturday afternoon, which has seen Villa boost their chances of survival in the Premier League, reports BBC Sport.

Aston Villa took the lead in the 10th minute through the in-form Benteke, who expertly headed home his side’s opener. The Belgian international didn’t stop their either, scoring his second goal of the game just before half-time to give Tim Sherwood’s men a two-goal advantage at the break.

In the second-half, it was Everton who struck first. The Toffees hit back through a Romelu Lukaku penalty, given following a foul by Villa defender Ron Vlaar to threaten a comeback.

But minutes later, the in-form Tom Cleverley resorted the hosts’ advantage after the hour mark in the game to set Villa on their way for a much-needed league win. It was his second is as many games.

Phil Jagielka pulled a goal back for Everton to set up a rousing finale, but the Midlands club held on for a narrow win. The result boosted their chances of survival, while hampering Everton’s recent impressive resurgence in the Premier League.

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