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Corey Dickerson Rays Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The Premier Leagues bottom club slipped even closer to relegation as the Toffees eased to a 3-1 victory in front of a crowd of less than 30,000 at Villa Park.The number of those in attendance decreased significantly in the 74th minute when large sections of home supporters left the ground in direct protest to the Aston Villa hierarchy. Remi Garde calls for unity after fan protest during Everton defeat However, speaking after the game, Garde urged everyone connected with the club to stay united as he continues to plot a path to avoid relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.Its always better when everyone - the fans, the club, players and manager - stick together, Garde told Sky Sports.When you are bottom of the league it is because there are problems and the more problems you have the more problems come as well. Everton boss Roberto Martinez was pleased with his sides start to the game after they beat Aston Villa 3-1. I dont want to make comments about that [protest], Ive got enough work to do with the players in trying to give them the best solution to win the next game.I still believe that mathematically we can still do it [avoid relegation}. I am frustrated at the results tonight with rivals getting a point or having lost games.It is not over, of course it is more difficult but when I see my team in the second half I still believe that we can win enough games and points. Aston Villas Micah Richards says they have not been good enough this season after they lost 3-1 to Everton. It is going to be very difficult but I have said ever since I joined this football club that I will try to make my players believe they can do it.Tuesdays defeat leaves Villa eight points adrift from safety with just ten games remaining to save their top-flight status.Ramiro Funes Moris fifth-minute strike set the Toffees on their way to victory before strikes from Aaron Lennon and Romelu Lukaku put the game beyond Gardes men. Angry Aston Villa supporters leave the stand in the middle of second half against Everton And the Frenchman was left to rue his team selection which failed to keep Everton at bay, adding: We are very disappointed.Again, we have conceded three goals, two early ones, after that it was difficult to come back into the game.We tried, in the second half it was better we had some chances but not enough to threaten Everton. Clearly tonight we had a lack of confidence. Everton cruise at Villa Aston Villas dismal run of form continued as Everton cruised to a 3-1 victory at Villa Park. Some spells of the game were good, we created chances, we used width of the pitch as we wanted with many crosses and we scored one goal. But tonight Everton were probably better than us.I tried to change the shape of the team to stabilise and give more confidence at the back playing three but unfortunately we conceded goals.One from a set piece, thats too many from set pieces in the last three of four games we have conceded at least one from set pieces.Even with three at the back it was not enough tonight to prevent the Everton goals. Also See: Everton cruise to Villa win Villa video Villa fixtures Villa stats Drew Smyly Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. Tampa Bay Rays T-shirts/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . 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For as long as it has existed, Test cricket has been a reminder that higher and lasting pleasure can be derived from engagement and absorption, from anticipation and waiting, and from enjoying the journey as much as the destination.And it is more relevant and resonant than ever before in a world that is prone to living in moments. Few other sports are as sharply defined by singular moments as cricket, but its the sum of those moments that makes Test cricket the grandest, the deepest and the most profound of sporting experiences. Once you make the connection, it usually lasts for life.Mine started nearly four decades ago, with a small transistor radio clutched to my ear in the early winter mornings. India were playing the Bobby Simpson-led, Kerry Packer-depleted Australia, and the series, swinging one way and the other, ended in an epic six-day Test, with India falling short of a 493-run target by only 47 runs to concede the series 3-2.I was yet to hold a bat, and beyond the short Films Division news reels that played in movie theatres, I had seen no other cricket. I read up a short book by Vijay Merchant on the basics of the game, and it might have been an aunt who filled me up with some background, but the rest the mind imagined. I can swear I had a fairly graphic image of Sunil Gavaskars forward-defensive shot even before I watched him play.The colour of the game has changed immeasurably in the last four decades. 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In many ways, it is already a miracle that a sport lasting 40 hours a game has lasted 140 years. It will endure.It is perhaps no more than a coincidence, but what can be a bigger celebration of Indias 500th Test than the fact that it marks the beginning of Indias biggest home Test season in memory. Fault them for whatever else, BCCI officials, current and those just out of office, have shown a remarkable commitment to Test cricket. Thirteen is a significant number. With 103 Tests, the previous decade was Indias most prolific, and this decade, with 66 Tests already, is well on its way to match or exceed it. And if India stay the course, the 1,000th could come in double-quick time. Institutionalising a home season would be a progressive use of the BCCIs clout.It is also pertinent that Test cricket is going to smaller towns, with as many as six new Test venues being added. Players occasionally grumble about smaller venues that lack the attractions of the big cities, but arousing fan interest is a greater imperative. Test cricket needs spectators in the grounds, and it is worth taking the chance on smaller venues, which now have excellent playing facilities. It is now incumbent on the state associations to make fans feel welcome. They could start by making daily tickets easily available instead of the take-it-or-leave-it season tickets. Clean toilets and drinking water would be nice too. Love cant forever be one-sided, and it can no longer be taken for granted.?But it matters as much, if not more, that the players care. And in Virat Kohli, India have at the helm a cricketer not merely of considerable skills but with a passion to match. Kohli is a man of the times, a hero and an icon that the fans of his generation identify with. And he brings to Test cricket both the edge of his personality and the syntax of the shorter formats, in which he first earned his fame. He respects the challenges of Test cricket, but plays it on his own terms. His rage not only fuels the engine of his young team, it also fires public imagination.The 500th is a good reason for celebrating the past, and we will do so on these pages through the course of this Test. But there is much to look forward to too. The best way to celebrate this season would be to turn up at the grounds, tune in to the action on TV, or simply log on to our sites. We will be doing our bit, ball by ball. 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