Everton thrashed Manchester City 4-0, with Belgian forward, Romelu Lukaku proving his worth.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possession during the first half but lacked the clinical touch shown by Romelu Lukaku when he dispatched his 12th Premier League goal of the season from the hosts’ only shot on goal during the opening 45 minutes.

It became two from two a little over a minute after the restart, with Lukaku and City’s slipshod defence again to the fore as his Belgium international colleague Kevin Mirallas picked out the bottom corner.

Teenage midfielder Tom Davies crowned a majestic performance with a remarkable first senior goal 11 minutes from time and new signing Ademola Lookman came off the bench to add a fourth on his debut, ensuring Everton moved four points clear of West Brom in seventh – cementing their current status as best of the rest against the present worst of the elite.

City were aggrieved when Raheem Sterling was denied an early penalty but their lack of conviction in the final third and persistent vulnerabilities around their own box mean an aging squad appear increasingly likely to view a keenly contested title battle from a distance.


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