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Summary

  1. Everton XI: Howard, Galloway, Funes Mori, Stones, Coleman, McCarthy, Barry, Deulofeu, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku.
  2. Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Clark, Richardson, Gana, Westwood, Veretout, Gil, Grealish, Ayew.

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Right then, I'm out of here to sum that up in a match report. Keep an eye out for it. Until then, follow reaction in our main Premier League live text.

Steve Wilson

BBC Match of the Day commentator

"Everton finish with four, Villa finish with nothing, which is exactly what their performance deserves."

FULL-TIME

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

That's yer lot in one of the most one-sided Premier League games you will ever see. Everton excellent, Villa awful.

Brian Little

ex-Aston Villa player & manager on BBC WM 95.6

“The clear message for Remi Garde today will be that Villa have been second best, there is no doubt about that and there is a huge amount of work for Garde to do.”

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Three minutes added on. Three too many for Villa.

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Lukaku soldiers on, still smelling a hat-trick. We're almost into added time.

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

This looks painful for Brad Guzan, whose afternoon goes from bad to worse. He collides with Lukaku and stays down, but is up after treatment. In fact, it is Lukaku who hobbles away.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

I'm loathe to say it's petering out, because Everton still look dangerous every time they go forward. However, the sting isn't quite there any more. Darron Gibson is on for James McCarthy.

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Nathan, Walsall: It's plain to see Villa are doomed! We cannot play together and experienced players are just not stepping up. Personally I think Remi has no chance. The style of football he wants to play, his players just don't have the quality to do it. We are not a possession team as we simply don't know what to do with the ball when we have it! See you next year Walsall!

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Brian Little

ex-Aston Villa player & manager on BBC WM 95.6

“Villa will have to have a good look at their performance, see what individual players could have done better and make sure they are no worse off than they were before the game.”

SUBSTITUTION

Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley are both withdrawn to deserved standing ovations, replaced by Kevin Mirallas and Leon Osman. Villa roll the dice for the last time by bringing on Charles N'Zogbia

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

The Villa fans are still singing, a top-class performance from the travelling fans that their team barely deserve. Remi Garde stands on the touchline, the face of a worried man. "What have I got myself in to?"

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Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Steve, Bristol: Please, please, please Remi, don't pick Guzan again. Problem half-solved. Just need to find a striker too. And then some more defenders. And a creative midfielder. Oh dear. Not looking good. 

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Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Brian Little

ex-Aston Villa player & manager on BBC WM 95.6

“To be fair Everton are just better than Villa in all areas of the field, their players look bigger and stronger and Villa have been outplayed, a really tough afternoon, Everton have had all the answers to anything Villa have offered.”

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"When Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu and Arouna Kone are all on song, Everton are going to hammer you. And that is exactly what has happened to Aston Villa today."   

Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Danny Mills

Former England defender on Final Score

"It's all going wrong for Aston Villa. The new manager came in and momentarily stopped the rot, but I am sure Martin Keown will pull that Villa defence apart on Match of the Day tonight. Some of their defending has been abysmal."

Steve Wilson

BBC Match of the Day commentator

"Goodison Park is loving this, but it's been a pretty sorry display by Aston Villa today."

Everton celebrate their fourth goal
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GOAL - Everton 4-0 Aston Villa

Romelu Lukaku

What a wonderful, wonderful goal. The three players who have ripped Villa apart today combine for Everton's fourth.Gerard Deulofeu runs through the middle, feeds Ross Barkley, who needs only one touch to slip in Romelu Lukaku. He lifts over Guzan, then celebrates by dancing with Arouna Kone. Lovely stuff.

Romelu Lukaku scores Everton's fourth
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SUBSTITUTION

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

Villa make an attacking move, replacing Carles Gil with Rudy Gestede. Villa's task is to get the ball somewhere near him.

Brian Little

ex-Aston Villa player & manager on BBC WM 95.6

"Everton’s players could conceivably take it a bit easier second half in order to save themselves for the next game, they have got experienced players who will approach the game in a savvy way."     

Steve Wilson

BBC Match of the Day commentator

"There's a sort of quiet appreciation around Goodison at the moment."

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

All a little subdued at the moment, as if both teams sense this contest might already be over. Goodison is becalmed.

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

Ooohhh, Villa nearly in. A mistake from Funes Mori almost let in Veretout, but Tim Howard was very switfly off his line.

KICK-OFF

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

Back under way. Surely it can't get much worse for Villa. Can it?

SUBSTITUTION

Villa have made a change, swapping Idrissa Gana for Carlos Sanchez. Good luck, son.

#bbcfootball @AVFCOfficial should resign themselves to relegation this season. Doesn't matter who's managing, squad not good enough

I might be getting a little excited with the graphics, but I keep finding more ways to demonstrate the gulf between these sides. The heatmap on the left shows where Everton have had the ball, so much in the Villa half. On the right, you can see that Villa have barely got into blue territory.  

Heatmap
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Did Villa's players turn up today? Seriously poor defending but superb attacking play by the blues! #COYB @Everton #EVEAVL #bbcfootball

Romelu Lukaku
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Romelu Lukaku's goal was his 50th in the Premier League. Only Robbie Fowler (92), Michael Owen (91), Wayne Rooney (71) and Cristiano Ronaldo (54) scored more before their 23rd birthday.  

I've just overheard someone in the press box saying Villa are a "dreadful, dreadful team". I think that sums it up quite nicely.

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Colin R Docherty: Everton doing to Remi Garde what they did to Sam Allardyce - giving them a reality check!

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Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"What this performance says to me is Aston Villa's problems weren't just down to Tim Sherwood - the owners have to realise that now." 

HALF-TIME

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

The whistle goes, bringing to an end the most one-sided half of football I've seen all season. Everton are cruising. Villa are shambolic.

Brian Little

ex-Aston Villa player & manager on BBC WM 95.6

“Villa look really understandably low on confidence and on a one-on-one basis the Everton players come out on top nearly every time.”     

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

I'm struggling to think of a worse piece of defending I've seen this season. Villa had at least three opportunities to clear. They will soon have to face their boss in the dressing room...

Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

Danny Mills

Former England defender on Final Score

"I cannot wait for Martin Keown to destroy Aston Villa's defending on Match of the Day this evening. It is comical - the ball bounced three times in the penalty area."

GOAL - Everton 3-0 Aston Villa

Ross Barkley

This is embarrassing for Villa, not only the scoreline but defending straight from the circus. A simple chip into the box is not dealt with despite the presence of four defenders and the on-rushing Brad Guzan. Eventually, Ross Barkley strolls in and again has an empty net at his mercy. This game is already done.

Ross Barkley
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Everton 2-0 Aston Villa

Look at how much of Everton's attacking play is going down their right. That is where Gerard Deulofeu has Kieran Richardson on toast.

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Everton 2-0 Aston Villa

Oooohhh, Everton only a Micah Richards right boot away from being three up. A rare Villa attack got only as far as the edge of the Everton box. From the counter, Richards just managed to intercept a Deulofeu pass, otherwise Lukaku had only Guzan to beat.

Everton 2-0 Aston Villa

It's just gone a little quiet. By quiet, I mean the Everton wave of attack has halted, more through their own relaxing, rather than a Villa improvement. The Blues still have exclusive possession of the ball, mind.