Everton beats Aston Villa 2-0 in Premier League
Romelu Lukaku won the battle of Belgian strikers Saturday,
scoring to set Everton on its way to a 2-0 win at Aston Villa in
the Premier League after counterpart Christian Benteke missed a
Benteke could have given the hosts an early lead but his
eighth-minute penalty was saved by Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard,
who dived the right way to keep it out.
Belgium teammate Lukaku then put Everton ahead in the 69th
minute with his fifth goal in five games, and Leon Osman added the
second in the 81st to hand Villa its fourth home loss of the
Everton only has one loss in nine games and provisionally
climbed into third place above Chelsea, Manchester City and
Tottenham, who all play Sunday.