Oct 26, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
0-2
Everton
 
FT(HT: 0-0)
Lukaku (68'), Osman (81')
McCarthy (52'), Howard (87')

Roberto Martinez praises Tim Howard performance

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of Everton is congratulated by team mate Ross Barkley after saving a penalty during the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on October 26, 2013
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises goalkeeper Tim Howard following his performance against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hailed the efforts of goalkeeper Tim Howard following the club's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Everton had goalscorers Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman to thank for their victory, with Howard also pulling off a number of saves to keep Villa at bay.

"Everyone was focusing on trying to score and we didn't control Villa's threat. Without Tim today it would have been a very difficult second half," Martinez told reporters after the game as he praised both Howard and Osman.

"I'm really pleased. I said before that we have a really strong squad. All that matters is every player is ready to help whenever they are called upon.

"I told Leon that it was going to be a good opportunity for him in the last 20 minutes with Villa tiring and when he came on it was a masterclass of getting on the ball in the attacking third."

Everton are now fourth in the Premier League thanks to their win this afternoon.

Leon Osman of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on October 26, 2013
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