More boos greet the final whistle from the Villa fans who have stayed to the bitter end. The television cameras zoom in on a supporters with a 'Lerner Out' scarf. Very depressing scenes and it doesn't get any easier for Remi Garde's side, who are at Manchester City on Saturday. Many thanks for your company.
- Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Clark, Cissokho, Bacuna, Gana, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Ayew.
- Everton XI: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Lennon, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku.
Another fine save by Brad Guzan after getting down to deny Ramiro Funes Mori from close range.
Everton are finishing with a flurry of corners.
Five additional minutes.
A snap shot by Jordan Ayew forces a late save from Joel Robles. Some late jitters in the Toffees defence.
Everton are finishing the game strongly. A powerful run by Romelu Lukaku almost results in a fourth goal but Villa just about clear the danger. More and more Villa fans are leaving.
There's more urgency about Villa in the closing stages but Everton's defence is doing its job.
Substitute Rudy Gestede gives Aston Villa some hope with a well-placed header from six yards out. Surely too little, too late, though?
Villa fans are departing Villa Park in large numbers in the 74th minute in protest at owner Randy Lerner. A supporters group urged supporters to leave with 16 minutes remaining - Villa were formed in 1874 - and many have done so.
One small crumb for Villa...Sunderland, having led, are now losing at home to Crystal Palace. It means Remi Garde's side are eight points from safety at the bottom of the table instead of 10.
The mood remains ugly inside Villa Park. Home fans are making their feelings known towards Randy Lerner as the hosts make their first change - Rudy Gestede in place of Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Everton would be further ahead but for Brad Guzan. Moments before Lukaku's goal the Villa keeper produced a flying save to keep out the Belgium international's header.
Villa respond through Ashley Westwood, who twice goes close to equalising but those efforts cannot mask another desperate performance from Remi Garde's side.
Aston Villa fans are heading for the exits as Romelu Lukaku surely seals the points for Everton as Ramiro Funes Mori's cross strikes the Belgium international's knee and flies into the net.Copyright: Reuters
Tonight's attendance has just been announced - 29,755 including about 3,000 Everton fans. It's the visiting supporters who are making all the noise.
Another chorus of boos breaks out as an aimless kick by Brad Guzan goes straight out of play and hands possession back to Everton.
Where is the passion in this Villa team?
No real change to the pattern of play. Villa are struggling to string two passes together while Everton continue to dominate possession. No sign of urgency from the hosts.
Roberto Martinez is last out of the tunnel. He stops to sign an autograph on his way to the dugout. The Spaniard can afford to relax. His Everton side are well on top.
The last time Aston Villa were relegated was in 1987. They require something approaching a miracle to stay in the Premier League. Back under way.
Look away now Aston Villa fans...
Their team are 10 points from safety in the 'as it stands' table.