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Ossie's Villa Verdict

Opening scorer reflects on more late disappointment against Villa.

Ossie's Villa Verdict
Leon Osman
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Leon Osman reflected on another hard luck story against Aston Villa, as the Blues bossed the 193rd league meeting between the sides but took only a point in a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.

Osman and Leighton Baines had twice given Everton the lead either side of half time, but Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov and Gabriel Agbonlahor both equalised for the second city club.

It is the fifth time in the last six fixtures that the Villans have come from behind to draw against Everton, and Osman admits the Blues must make their dominance count in future.

"To go a goal up at home twice and still not win the game is disappointing, but to play as we have done and not win is really upsetting," Osman told evertontv.

"There have been a number of occasions where we've not got we deserved and they've managed to get a draw out of the game.

"Over the years there have been some really good games against Aston Villa, we always seem to play well and create goals and they seem exciting games but we would like to win them."

Osman scored his fifth career goal against Villa, his best haul against any one club.

But the 30-year-old praised Tim Cahill's contribution as the Australian showed excellent presence of mind to lay on his first half opener.

"The ball went over my head, Tim touched it on and I tried to hit the first one but I think I just kicked a chunk out of his leg," explained Osman.

"He ran off into the corner and managed to cut it back to me and I was able to place it in the corner.

"I was delighted with the goal and it was good play from Tim."

Victor TayA well taken goal. It is now on your shoulders to be the creative force in midfield and guide the younger players through Ossie.

Sunday 11th September 18:18 Report Comment

Ajamu MutumwaOssie, you are so under rated its untrue. Thank you for yet another great goal and your overall contribution. I know you'll strive in the post Arteta era.

Sunday 11th September 14:54 Report Comment
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