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Frank Lampard claims Everton deserve a draw against Aston Villa but laments fundamental mistake

Frank Lampard insists Everton deserve a point at Aston Villa but after suffering two straight defeats to start the Premier League season, a fundamental mistake and a ‘out of focus’ up front lament the lack

  • Aston Villa handed Everton their second defeat of the season in a close match at Villa Park
  • Goals from Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia put the home side in a good position
  • Lucas Digne’s late own goal gives the Toffees late points hopes
  • Everton manager Frank Lampard thinks his side deserve at least one point

Everton manager Frank Lampard believes the team deserves points at Villa Park after failing to make a spectacular comeback.

Villa beat Tuffy comfortably after goals from Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendía until a late own goal from Lucas Digne that prompted Everton to equalize, poised to take their first clean sheet of the season. It looked like it was done.

Villans have retained all three points to secure their first Premier League point of the season, while Everton have lost both of their first two Premier League games and remain pointless.

Aston Villa striker Danny Ings opens the scoring against Everton at Villa Park

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Frank Lampard said: We had two or three really good chances in the second half.

“I don’t think they caused a big problem when the defense was good and organized. They scored two goals when they gave the ball in some transitions.

“That’s the reality of Premier League football and mistakes like that are unacceptable. We were punished for it. In the end the spirit was good and we ended up with a bad feeling that we didn’t score a point. rice field.

Everton boss Frank Lampard (center) lamented a fundamental mistake his team made in the game

Everton boss Frank Lampard (center) lamented a fundamental mistake his team made in the game

Lampard thinks he played well enough to score points against Aston Villa

Lampard thinks he played well enough to score points against Aston Villa

“Without real focus, the three players there have to be really active and mobile and strong when they get the ball at their feet. In the Premier League, teams play without focus. It’s very common.

“It took us a little bit of a toll, but it was much better in the second half and we saw the threat right away. I’m here.

“In the last two games I’ve used the sub because of an injury in the first half. When you have to make substitutions and substitutions, it can affect the team. , even if you bring it in. It’s not a factor, it’s an important factor.

But Lampard’s former England team-mate and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard believes his side deserve the three points against Everton despite the nervous result. .

Steven Gerrard (right) thinks the Aston Villa side deserve to win against Everton

Steven Gerrard (right) thinks the Aston Villa side deserve to win against Everton

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Gerrard said: I think we had big pockets of control and could have scored a few more points. I always thought that when I conceded a poor goal, I would get nervous and try to stack the balls in the box.

“It was a big test of our character and resilience and losing a centre-back in that situation is not easy. The conditions were tough for players in both sets.

“We did enough to cross the line and I don’t think anyone can point the finger at the outcome of the match. I think we deserve the win.”

Gerrard was also full of praise for the impact made by his replacement, who in the form of Buendía proved to be a match-winner.

Emiliano Buendia celebrates after scoring the winning goal at Villa Park

Emiliano Buendia celebrates after scoring the winning goal at Villa Park

Steven Gerrard praised the impact of his substitute Buendia (pictured).

Steven Gerrard praised the impact of his substitute Buendia (pictured).

He said: “Players can take credit for it. They have to get out there and execute their game plan.”

“I knew I was going to face three central defenders today, so I wanted to be aggressive and brave. I was able to make them think.

A little one-two on the last pass from a young Emi Buendía, if you have kids watching, it’s pure quality. did.

Aston Villa playmaker Philippe Coutinho was forced off the pitch in the 60th minute

Aston Villa playmaker Philippe Coutinho was forced off the pitch in the 60th minute

Buendia came onto the pitch at the hour mark to replace Philippe Coutinho, who was forced off the pitch due to injury. Gerrard has provided an update on the Brazilian’s condition and hopes it’s just a cramp that has cost him his place on the pitch.

He said: ‘We hope it’s a cramp. It’s been a really tough game for both players. I think I finally caught up with him. It was always the plan to bring in Buendia’s energy.

“He’s desperate for a start at the moment, but I’m sure he won races before his starter setbacks because he’s shown real quality. He’s got energy and He shows aggression and does both sides of the game very well.”

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