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Aston Villa's Lucas Digne registers bizarre own goal stat against former club Everton

Nathan Patterson of Everton and Lucas Digne challenge for the ball during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park.
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Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne registered a bizarre own goal stat late on in his side's 2-1 win against Everton on Saturday.

Digne's own goal in the 87th minute handed his former club brief hope of rescuing a point in the teams' Premier League clash at Villa Park, but the home side ultimately held out for a 2-1 win - their first of the new season.

The left-back has not netted in the Premier League since his debut season at Goodison Park in 2018-19, when he scored four times for Everton following his move from Barcelona.

But the 29-year-old did score an own goal while playing for Everton last season in a match against Aston Villa - and he has now netted another in action for the Villans versus the Toffees this term.

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Digne joined Villa from Everton in January this year after making 127 appearances and scoring six goals in all competitions for the Blues.

Saturday's 2-1 loss means Everton are without any points from their opening two Premier League games and none of their players have scored yet - with Digne's own goal the first strike for Frank Lampard's side in 2022-23.

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Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.