Baines secures late point

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Leighton Baines struck a late penalty as injury-hit Everton denied troubled Aston Villa a much-needed win in a 2-2 draw in the Barclays Premier League.

England striker Darren Bent appeared to have put relegation-threatened Villa - and their under-pressure manager Gerard Houllier - on course for three vital points at Goodison Park when he responded to Leon Osman's opener with a second-half double.

But Everton, who were aggrieved when Jermaine Beckford was not awarded a goal after a shot bounced down off the bar, battled on and won a spot-kick when Jean Makoun tripped Phil Jagielka.

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Leon Osman
Premier League
Phil Jagielka
Jean Makoun
Jermaine Beckford
Aston Villa
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