Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia scored to get Aston Villa ran over Everton as Danny Ings and Emiliano Buendia scored each and making it 2 – 1.
Steven Gerrard, Villa’s coach got one victory over his old midfield rival Frank Lampard of Everton.
The two were facing each other as managers for the first time after years of battles on the pitch in games between Liverpool and Chelsea.
Both had overseen losses in their Premier League openers and it was Gerrard’s side who claimed their first win of the season with a dominant display at Villa Park.
The home side looked on it from the start and got the breakthrough mid-way through the first half when Ollie Watkins, making his first start of the season, found strike partner Ings inside the box and he turned sharply before firing clinically into the back of the net.
Everton, once again playing without a recognised striker, did not manage a shot on target in the first half, although they did see an Anthony Gordon effort ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside.
Substitute Buendia saw a deflected shot cleared off the line as Vila pressed for a second goal.