Villa denies Toffees in 2-2 draw

BY foxsports • September 10, 2011

Stiliyan Petrov and Gabriel Agbonlahor scored as Aston Villa twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Everton and preserve its unbeaten Premier League start.

Everton hardly seemed bothered by the sale of Mikel Arteta to Arsenal as they claimed a deserved halftime lead through Leon Osman's goal in the 19th minute. Petrov equalized in the 63rd only to see Leighton Baines restore the hosts' lead with a penalty six minutes later.

But Agbonlahor's header in the 83rd earned Villa the point and left Everton frustrated at the lack of reward for a fluid attacking display.

The game was preceded by a peaceful protest outside the stadium by several hundred supporters frustrated at a lack of investment under chairman Bill Kenwright.

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