Everton clinically brushed aside sloppy Aston Villa to record their first home league win of the season.
Goals from Phil Jagielka, Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman moved Everton away from the relegation zone and condemned Villa to a fourth successive defeat.
With Ross Barkley starting for the first time this season, Everton dominated for large periods and consistently found space down the flanks through full-backs Coleman and Leighton Baines.
It was from Baines' cross that Jagielka headed in at the far post to give the hosts a deserved lead, the only Everton goal that did not come as a result of a Villa error.
One up at the break, the hosts doubled their advantage when Lukaku powered into the Villa box and squirmed a shot under visiting goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who should have done better.
And, when Everton won a free-kick on the left, Villa were punished for a lack of concentration. Baines was freed into space, crossing for the arriving Coleman to complete the victory.
Villa may point to the absence of the injured Fabian Delph, but an attack boosted by Christian Benteke's first start since March rarely threatened a defence that began the day as the worst in the top flight.
An Alan Hutton strike from distance was the closest Villa came and Paul Lambert's side slip to 12th in the table, one point above 13th-placed Everton.