Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has seen his record run of 20-straight Premier League defeats come to an end, with his side taking a 2-0 win over Everton on Friday.
A first-half goal from impressive summer signing Wesley and a stoppage-time effort from substitute Anwar El Ghazi handed Dean Smith’s side all three points at a relieved Villa Park.
The result was also Smith’s first-ever win against Premier League opposition as a manager. Previously, the 48-year-old had lost all eight games against top-flight opponents across spells at Walsall and Brentford as well as Villa.
Grealish’s unwanted record run began on the day he made his senior debut as a substitute in a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City back in May 2014, while successive defeats to Bournemouth and Tottenham at the start of this season made it 20 defeats in a row for the Birmingham-born star.
Villa’s previous numbers were just as bad before Friday’s triumph over the Toffees, with their record standing at played 15, won none, drawn one, lost 14. Their last win before this evening’s events was a 2-0 victory over Norwich in February 2016.