By Rhonda Richards | In Match Reports - Away Games
Villa were well beaten by an in-form Everton, succumbing to a 4-0 loss which leaves them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.
Braces from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley put Remi Garde’s men to the sword, with Everton 3-0 up by half-time.
Barkley it was who opened the scoring after slick build up play, the midfielder in the right place at the right time to convert Brad Guzan’s parry and make it 1-0.
Eleven minutes later it was 2-0. Seamus Coleman chipped the ball into the danger area and Lukaku was on hand to head home, before further indecisiveness cost Villa dear as the game moved out of reach. The visitors failed to clear their lines and Barkley marched through to slot home and make it 3-0, minutes before the interval.
Villa had shown little to offer hope of a comeback so it became a case of damage limitation, though Roberto Martinez’s side could smell blood. Lukaku added a fourth, latching on to Barkley’s ball, and were it not for Guzan the Belgian – and several others – could have added further goals.