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Unai Emery experienced Premier League first in Everton vs Aston Villa after 97 games

Unai Emery experienced Premier League first in Everton vs Aston Villa after 97 games

It's a Premier League first.

Unai Emery experienced a Premier League first during Aston Villa against Everton.

Villa squandered the opportunity to move level on points with Liverpool at the Premier League summit after being held to a goalless draw at Goodison Park.

Both sides thought they had broken the deadlock in the first half after Alex Moreno had a goal ruled out by VAR for an offside, and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin later missed a sitter when clean through on goal.

Abdoulaye Doucoure then saw a late winner denied by the offside flag, with the game ultimately finishing 0-0.

Villa have temporarily moved to within two points behind the top spot, but Liverpool can extend their lead to five points should they beat Bournemouth next weekend.

Everton, meanwhile, are a point above the bottom three, though Luton in 18th have a game in hand.

As per Squawka, the point means that after 97 matches Emery has drawn a Premier League game 0-0 for the first time in his managerial career.

The Spaniard can still look at a remarkable record of two points per game since he took over at Villa, having now registered 92 points from 46 games.

No other manager in Premier League history has managed 40 or more matches, maintained an average of two or more points per game and not won the division with that club.

Next up for Everton is a third-round replay against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on January 17, before a return to Premier League duty on January 30 at Fulham.

Villa get a two-week rest before facing Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round on January 26. Four days later they return to Villa Park for a Premier League meeting with Newcastle United.

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Topics: Football, Unai Emery, Premier League, Aston Villa