Everton 3 - 3 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at Goodison Park

Date: 02/02/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Jones Att: 38,121

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Everton

Victor Anichebe 21
Marouane Fellaini 69,90+3

3
vs
3

A Villa

Christian Benteke 2,61
Gabriel Agbonlahor 24

FT (ht: 1-2)

  • Last Updated: February 1 2013, 14:56 GMT

Aston Villa newcomers Yacouba Sylla and Simon Dawkins have been included in the squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

Duo in line for Villa debuts

Midfielder Sylla was signed from French Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot while winger Dawkins has joined on loan from Tottenham.

Manager Paul Lambert will check on the fitness of midfielder Fabian Delph (ankle) but hopes of a return for defender Richard Dunne have been dashed by a recurrence of his groin problem.

Midfielder Darron Gibson could make his return to the Everton starting line-up. Gibson was back in action as a substitute in the 2-1 win over West Brom on Wednesday after a thigh problem, which had kept him out since the end of December.

It remains to be seen whether or not striker Nikica Jelavic will be restored to the first XI having been dropped to the bench for the Baggies match and it is not expected that teenager John Stones, recruited from Barnsley on transfer deadline day, will be involved, while fellow defenders Seamus Coleman (thigh) and Tony Hibbert (calf) remain sidelined.

Teams

Everton (from): Howard, Jagielka, Distin, Heitinga, Baines, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic, Mucha, Neville, Anichebe, Vellios, Gibson, Mirallas, Duffy.

Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Given, Marshall, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Lichaj, Stevens, Baker, Bennett, Delph, Sylla, Ireland, Westwood, Dawkins, N'Zogbia, Bannan, Holman, Benteke, Agbonlahor, Bent, Bowery, Weimann, Burke, Johnson, Williams, Carruthers.


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