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Everton vs. Aston Villa: Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley Provide 2 Goals Each

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A dream start from Everton lead to a 3-0 halftime lead after two goals from Ross Barkley bracketed an excellent Romelu Lukaku finish. A follow up goal in the second half by Lukaku served to further embarrass the away side and earn Everton a critical 3 points with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.

Everton started the match extremely well, taking the ball towards the Aston Villa goal and it seemed to be a matter of time before Everton got their first goal. That goal came from a beautiful combination down the field. Barkley got the goal, but the build up was quick passes down the right channel. Deulofeu was in and saw his shot parried by Brad Guzan, but Ross Barkley was there to put the rebound in and give Everton the early lead.

After the goal Everton could have sat back, in fact we've seen them do just that. But instead the Toffees powered forward and continued to threaten. Kone had a beautiful opportunity from a Deulofeu cut back, but Brad Guzan made a fantastic save.

Thankfully Romelu Lukaku provided a second only a few minutes later in the 27th minute. Coleman got into the box and provided a gorgeous little cross for a Lukaku glancing header to the far post.

Everton settled down for the next 15 minutes, and it seemed like they would enter halftime with a 2-0 lead until Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku decided to do something different.

Lukaku provided a nifty little flick from a Barkley onto Kone who tried to play it only to be tackled by Brad Guzan. Unfortunately for Guzan the ball squirted out and Ross Barkley was able to bag his second goal shortly before halftime to give Everton a 3-0 heading into halftime.

Out of the half both teams seemed content to play in the midfield with few real chances until the 57th minute when Kiran Richardson had an absolute qicked shot from the left side and Tim Howard made a fantastic job to get a hand to it. The shot moved across his body a good 6-7 feet in flight.

Everton then decided to end the game with Romelu Lukaku's second goal, assisted by a gorgeous one touch pass from Ross Barkley. It was a Lukaku favorite, a ball into space he could run into and it gave Everton a 4-0 lead in the 58th minute.

Things settled down till the 70th minute when Kevin Mirallas' introduction provided a spark and he nearly scored on a brilliant free kick, only to be denied by Guzan. A scary moment for both sides followed in the 84th minute when a free ball in the box led to a collision between Guzan and Lukaku. Thankfully both players seemed fit to continue.

After that Everton played out the 4-0 victory and ensured their first clean sheet at home this season under Tim Howard who did well when called upon.