The victory of Villa ended a run of 15 winless games in the top flight

Aston Villa showed his "togetherness" when he took the first Premier League points of the season against Everton, says manager Dean Smith.

Villa came in last in 2015/16 and spent three years in the championship before being promoted in 2018/19.

They started with two defeats by Tottenham and Bournemouth before the 2-0 victory on Friday.

"It was six months of hard work and a group of players working hard for the jersey," said Smith.

Wesley, who was bought by Club Bruges for £ 22m this summer, and Anwar El Ghazi scored the goals in Villa Park for the first home team triumph since February 2016.

Former Brentford boss Smith said: "We are in the Premier League after winning 10 games in the championship and winning the play-off finals, we all have a togetherness and the noise is great to hear . "

"I'm more excited about the first points in the Premier League, our performances were okay, Tottenham was tough and we were good for an hour.

"We played well against Bournemouth and the fans are very optimistic, they stayed right behind us."

"I do not think the fans have extra expectations, we have a really good tie."

Missing goals are a "concern" for Silva

Aston Villa – Everton 2-0: Silva is worried about missing goals this season

Everton came after a draw at the Crystal Palace and the victory over Watford into the game, without conceding a goal.

They were the better team until the opening match of Villa, but they only scored in the first three games.

Theo Walcott missed a close-range goal, debutant Alex Iwobi hit the post and Dominic Calvert-Lewin saw a shot cleared off the line.

"It's really hard to see how we can lose this game when we have so many chances to score," said Everton boss Marco Silva.

"We started well and controlled the game with some dangerous moments around the penalty area, and when they first entered our box, they got hit."

"In the first moment it was 1-0. We reacted and had with Dominic a clear chance to 1-1.

"In the second half, it was more with our team in the middle and they with nine players around the corner, and even then we created chances to change the result for us, we had the shot from the post and the clear chances with Theo and Lucas. " [Digne],

"I think we should do more in this game, the hardest part is creating something, and when you do, you have to put the ball on the net.

"It's about the goals we did not score, and of course we should shoot more, we've created a lot of chances against the Palace and not today and again."