Kevin Mirallas pleased to be Everton's hero

Kevin Mirallas says that he is pleased to be Everton's hero after his 85th-minute winner helped defeat Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

Everton midfielder Kevin Mirallas has said that he is pleased with his 85th-minute winner in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

The Toffees were forced to recover from a goal deficit en route to victory, with Steven Naisith negating Leandro Bacuna's 34th-minute opener on 74 minutes.

He told reporters: "Tonight I played as a striker, it's not my best position but I work for the team.

"It was a nice goal in the last minutes and it was important because it was a bad result against Liverpool."

Roberto Martinez's team now move to within a point of their Merseyside rivals Liverpool in fourth place in the Premier League table.

Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on January 18, 2014
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