Premier League: Aston Villa vs. Everton
Seventh placed Aston Villa and sixth placed Everton will collide in the Premier League tonight with both sides looking to gain an advantage in the race for a Europa League spot.
The Villains face the Toffees knowing that anything less than victory will be another blow to their season. They were beaten in the Carling Cup final by Manchester United in February and suffered again when they were defeated by Chelsea in the FA Cup last four on Saturday.
Villa boss Martin O’Neill has insisted his men can still make the top four but only if they win their remaining six games. Victory over Everton tonight would lift them into sixth spot above Liverpool.
“It is a game that to keep us in contention we have to win,” O’Neill asserted. “There is no room for slip-ups from now until the end of the season.”
The match kicks-off at 19:45 BST.
UPDATE: The Villains twice came from behind to deny Everton in injury-time in an exciting 2-2 stalemate in their EPL encounter.