FINAL WHISTLE: Villa 1-0 Everton
Venue: Villa Park - Aston, Birmingham Crowd: 34,725 Referee: Michael Jones Yellow cards:AV - Richard Dunne 12', James Collins 60', Marc Albrighton 62', Stiliyan Petrov 80' EV - nil
The Villains snatched an early lead from the visiting Toffees in the 9th minute when Luke Young kept his nerve to finish with a left-footed shot past Tim Howard for his second goal for the club.
The lead up play from John Carew and Ashley Young helped the defender through and he did enough to give his side the ascendency early.
Everton enjoyed much more of the play but were unable to find an equaliser and left Villa Park still seeking their first win of the season.
AV Brad Friedel (gk), Richard Dunne, James Collins, Stephen Warnock, Luke Young, Stiliyan Petrov, Nigel Reo-Coker, Ashley Young, Stewart Downing, Marc Albrighton, John Carew (Agbonlahor 68')
Subs - Brad Guzan (gk), Emile Heskey, Carlos Cuellar, Gabriel Agbonlahor (68'), Nathan Delfouneso, Eric Lichaj, Barry Bannan
EV Tim Howard (gk), Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Tony Hibbert (Heitinga 81'), Marouane Fellaini, Mikel Arteta, Steven Pienaar, Jack Rodwell (Coleman 70'), Jermaine Beckford (Saha 56'), Tim Cahill