Could Everton become a top four contender? Marouane Fellaini was once again bestial, an unstoppable force, collecting his second goal aerially. Steven Pienaar back to his former club got them off to a smoking start and then it was red hot Nikica Jelavic laying the lumber on unfortunate Villa with Everton's third. In between, Villa were reduced to 10 men as Ciaran Clark was given marching orders for tugging at Jelavic. Everton have always made life difficult for themselves with their sluggish starts and it is their strong finishes that keeps them in the upper tier. So this bodes well for them.
Villa managed to collect a consolation as Karim El Ahmadi long distance attempt had enough swerve to fool Tim Howard. But Paul Lambert's team looks in danger.