Romelu Lukaku struck twice to sink old boys Everton, as Manchester United reclaimed top spot with a convincing 3-0 win on Sunday
It took the Belgian striker just 7 minutes to open the scoring, brushing off Ashley Williams to fire past Jordan Pickford and leave the toffees with an uphill struggle.
David DeGea was rarely troubled all afternoon as Everton surrendered possession and found it difficult to find any attacking fluency, not managing to register a single shot on target in a frustrating day for the blues
More sloppy defending from the visitors was pounced upon in the 38th minute when Lukaku slotted his second of the game to give United a deserved two goal lead at the break.
Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaced the ineffective Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez at half time but any fightback was cut short when Juan Mata rounded off the scoring 2 minutes after the restart with a simple tap in after a slick United move
It was a miserable afternoon all round for ex Red Devil Wayne Rooney who was fortunate to only receive a yellow card for his late lunge on former United colleague Phil Jones
The toffees now sit in 17th place, with only Crystal Palace, West Ham and Bournemouth below them