Oct 18, 2014 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčGoodison Park
Aston Villa
Jagielka (18'), Lukaku (48'), Coleman (76')
Barry (61'), Naismith (71')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Richardson (7'), Agbonlahor (36')

Roberto Martinez thrilled by Everton victory

Martinez thrilled by Everton victory
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez expresses his delight at his team's overall performance in their 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to his side for their overall display during Saturday's 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

The Toffees moved up to 12th place in the Premier League table as they earned a comfortable victory over the Villans at Goodison Park.

While crediting Villa for giving his team a tough match, Martinez believes that his players composed themselves well throughout.

"It was very difficult. Villa carried a threat on the counter-attack. I'm pleased we controlled the game and stopped them. We scored at the right times and we were in control, but I'm so pleased at the way we performed," he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"We had a real focus and intensity to defend well. Overall, we worked extremely hard to keep Villa quiet in front of goal. It was a very clever performance and an important one. It's a special feeling after the way we lost at Manchester United."

Everton turn their attention back to their Europa League campaign on Thursday when they face Lille in France.

Phil Jagielka of Everton turns to celebrate after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Aston Villa at Goodison Park on October 18, 2014
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