Everton were the big winners of the Premier League on Saturday, as the Toffees claimed a superb 3-0 victory at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.
The visitors completely dominated the first half and took a deserved lead in the 21st minute.
Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe fired home, after midfielder Marouane Fellaini controlled the ball with what looked like his arm before finding the striker with a header. Everton continued to dominate the ball and doubled their lead on 43 minutes.
Everton built up play from the back Phil Neville finding Marouane Fellaini who played the ball out to Steven Pienaar on the wing. The South African ran down the wing before producing a superb pass to find Belgium striker Kevin Mirallas.
The striker’s effort hit the crossbar, but Mirallas followed in and headed the ball over the line. Swansea missed two guilt edged chances just before half-time through Danny Graham and Angel Rangel.
It got even worse for the home side in the second half, as half-time substitute Nathan Dyer saw red after committing two bookable offences. The home side were already in trouble, but the red card ended any realistic hope of the Swans getting back in the game.
The visitors could have added to their lead as Mirallas hit the crossbar with a rasping effort, after Everton had caught the home side on the counter-attack. Swansea had chances in the second half, but was thwarted by a mixture of good defending and goalkeeping by Everton keeper Tim Howard.
Everton completed the rout in the 82nd minute. Belgium international Fellaini rounded off the scoring with a deflected header from a Leighton Baines free-kick.
Everton have made an impressive start to their Premier League campaign and currently sit second in the Premier League table, with only Chelsea ahead of them in the top flight table. If the Toffee’s continue in this vein of form it could be a very good season for David Moyes’ men.
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