Aston Villa ran riot, as they thumped Everton 4-0 in their second league game, after losing to Newcastle in the opening match of their campaign.
John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey, and substitute Jhon Duran all scored to the pleasure of a lively Villa Park.
John McGinn put Everton in front, sending in a low goal from Leon Bailey’s beautiful cross.
Jordan Pickfor conceded a penalty, having a bad contact with Watkins as the Englishmen lunged for the ball.
Pickford also got a yellow card for wasting time in the run-up of the penalty. But Douglas Luiz sent the opportunity away from Pickford’s read. The crowd went wild.
Six minutes into the second half, Leon Bailey made it three with no breather for the Toffees, sending a half-cleared ball into the back of the net.
New Villa sub Jhon Duran, the ex-Chicago Fire player sealed the deal for Aston Villa, after Michael Keane’s mistake. He had a good space to run through and he did, firing it past Jordan.
Everton managed just 39% possession, 0.67 expected goals, and nine shots while losing two (more) big contributors to injury in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Alex Iwobi.