Everton 3-0 Sunderland Highlights
Everton’s impressive recent resurgence continued as they made it a losing start for Sunderland’s new full-time manager Ricky Sbragia.
The inspirational Mikel Arteta gave Everton the lead with a free-kick after 10 minutes and quickly added a second with a deflected 20-yard shot.
Sunderland improved after the break but barely threatened Everton’s defence.
And 18-year-old substitute Dan Gosling slid in his first goal for the club with seven minutes remaining.
It crowned an outstanding display by Everton, who have made light of losing a series of recognised strikers to step up their assault on a European place by recording only their second win at Goodison Park this season.