Everton ended Swansea City's unbeaten home record with a dominant display of power and precision in south Wales.

Victor Anichebe gave Everton a controversial opener when he volleyed home after a suspicion of handball from Marouane Fellaini in the build-up.

Kevin Mirallas finished a sweeping move on the second attempt to double the lead in a one-sided first half.

Swansea defender Angel Rangel missed an open goal before Fellaini headed a third after Nathan Dyer's red card.

Dyer, a second-half substitute for Swansea's record signing Pablo Hernandez - who struggled on his full debut - lasted only 13 minutes after picking up a pair of yellow cards within a minute of each other.

'Exceptional' Everton delight Moyes

By then Everton were in full control and the home side were fortunate not to have conceded more than one goal in the second half.

The visitors were sharper, hungrier and slicker from the first whistle as they maintained their proud record of never having lost to Swansea.

But for all their superiority, they were exposed at the back on a number of occasions and were thankful to fine saves by Tim Howard and a horrendous miss by Rangel.

Swansea were fortunate to survive a lethargic start as Michel Vorm saved first from Anichebe and then twice from Mirallas in the opening three minutes.

Match facts

  • There were 34 shots in the game (excluding blocked); the most seen in a Premier League match this season
  • Everton extended their unbeaten record against Swansea to 12 wins a four draws

The warning signs were not heeded, however, and Anichebe's opener on 21 minutes had more than a hint of inevitability.

Fellaini caused the damage, controlling a long-ball into the Swansea area before poking the ball towards Anichebe, whose volley from six yards left Vorm hopeless.

That gave Anichebe, replacing the injured Nikica Jelavic, his first back-to-back Premier League goals in his career.

There could be no doubting the merits of the goal, but the telling touch from Fellaini seemed to come off his arm.

Swansea's slumber lasted until 10 minutes before the break when they finally threatened as Miguel Michu headed over and Ki Sung Yueng, making his full debut, curled a 25-yard effort narrowly wide.

First-half display poor - Laudrup

But Everton quickly re-asserted their authority as Mirallas doubled the lead with a classic counter-attack.

Phil Neville began the move deep in his own half, before Fellaini released Steven Pienaar down the right flank.

Pienaar's cross was perfectly weighted for the unmarked Mirallas, who nodded home after his initial shot was tipped onto the underside of the bar by the overworked Vorm.

For all of Everton's almost effortless dominance, Swansea could easily have gone into the break level.

Right-back Rangel was the unlikely source of the attacking threat as he was first denied by Tim Howard's leg and then somehow missed from two yards at the far post.

Michael Laudrup's response was to replace Hernandez, but Dyer's sending off encapsulated a day where nothing went right for the Swans.

The first card was for dissent and the winger was still clearly rattled as he flew into a wild challenge on Leighton Baines that almost warranted a red card in itself.

Moments earlier, the bar saved Swansea from a third as Mirallas - whose earlier goal was Everton's 7000th in league games - drilled a shot from inside the area.

Anichebe proved a constant thorn in Swansea's side, and more of his fine work was wasted when Fellaini blazed over from seven yards straight in front of Vorm.

A third seemed only a matter of time, and Fellaini made amends for his earlier miss eight minutes from time with a deflected header from Baines's cross.

Still there was time for Swansea to press for a consolation goal, and Jonathan de Guzman nearly obliged but his free-kick rattled Howard's crossbar.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup:

"I have to say Everton deserved the win, they were better than us.

"We were disappointing in the first 30 minutes and we gave away a lot of fouls, they had five or six free-kicks in the first 10 minutes and we played too slow and the first 30 minutes laid the ground work for the defeat.

"We can learn from this. We were 2-0 down and had a good reaction, but the first 30 minutes was very disappointing, the worst we have been this season until now.

"The second yellow was a little unlucky, Nathan went to kick the ball, he missed the ball and in the same movement kicked his opponent but it was a yellow card and you can't say anything about it."

Everton manager David Moyes:

"We could have scored probably six or seven goals. But they had probably three or four good opportunities.

"The performance was fabulous, it really was. The players are playing really well, they're playing with a lot of confidence and self-belief.

"We felt we should have probably won on Monday night, and if we had done, we might have been in a better position than we are today.

"We have finished a lot of seasons strongly and the one year we got off to a good start we qualified for the Champions League and we have to do that if we can."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Swansea

  • 01 Vorm
  • 05 Tate (Britton - 55' )
  • 06 Williams Booked
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 33 Davies
  • 09 Michu Booked
  • 11 Pablo (Dyer - 46' Dismissed after an earlier booking )
  • 15 Routledge
  • 20 De Guzman
  • 24 Ki Sung-Yeung Booked
  • 10 Graham (Shechter - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Tremmel
  • 16 Monk
  • 21 Tiendalli
  • 07 Britton
  • 12 Dyer
  • 17 Shechter
  • 19 Moore

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 03 Baines
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 18 Neville
  • 23 Coleman
  • 21 Osman Booked
  • 22 Pienaar (Gueye - 85' )
  • 25 Fellaini (Oviedo - 85' )
  • 11 Mirallas (Naismith - 71' )
  • 28 Anichebe

Substitutes

  • 01 Mucha
  • 15 Distin
  • 34 Duffy
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 14 Naismith
  • 19 Gueye
  • 27 Vellios
Ref: Taylor
Att: 20,464

Match Stats

Shots

18 30

On target

11 19

Corners

8 3

Fouls

23 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:49

Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

90:00 +2:45

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

90:00 +2:05

Shot from just outside the box by Jonathan de Guzman goes over the crossbar.

90:00 +1:47

Shot by Itay Shechter (Swansea) left-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

90:00 +0:59

Foul by Phil Jagielka (Everton) on Itay Shechter (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) from left channel (25 yards),

90:00 +0:47

Attacking throw-in by Ben Davies (Swansea).

89:56

Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

89:01

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

86:56

Itay Shechter (Swansea) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from own half, passed.

86:00

Foul by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) on Leighton Baines (Everton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, resulting in open play.

85:51

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

85:38

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

84:50 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Marouane Fellaini replaced by Bryan Oviedo (tactical).

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Steven Pienaar replaced by Magaye Gueye (tactical).

83:46

Cross by Wayne Routledge (Swansea), clearance by Phil Neville (Everton).

83:11

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

82:54

Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), missed right.

81:22

Assist (cross) by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left channel.

81:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Marouane Fellaini - Swansea 0 - 3 Everton headed goal by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Swansea 0-3 Everton.

80:41

Foul by Miguel Michu (Swansea) on Leighton Baines (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left channel,

79:56

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

79:45

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

79:28

Shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

79:01

Shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) volleyed right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

78:18

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to near post, header by Angel Rangel (Swansea) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Tim Howard (Everton).

78:09

Cross by Ben Davies (Swansea), clearance by Phil Neville (Everton).

77:01

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

76:31

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.

75:37

Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton) on Ben Davies (Swansea). Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) from left wing, clearance by Phil Neville (Everton).

74:59

Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Ashley Williams (Swansea).

74:27

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

74:10

Shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.

72:59

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to centre, resulting in open play.

71:32

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) to near post, header by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), clearance by Leon Britton (Swansea).

70:44

Free kick taken left-footed by Ben Davies (Swansea) from own half, resulting in open play.

70:44 Substitution

Substitution Swansea substitution: Danny Graham replaced by Itay Shechter (tactical).

70:35 Substitution

Substitution Everton substitution: Kevin Mirallas replaced by Steven Naismith (tactical).

70:16 Booking

Booking Leon Osman (Everton) booked for unsporting behaviour.

70:10

Foul by Leon Osman (Everton) on Ben Davies (Swansea).

69:58

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), resulting in open play.

69:51

Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Kevin Mirallas (Everton).

69:36

Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

68:20

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), save (caught) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

67:34

Cross by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea), resulting in open play.

66:33

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) on Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) from own half, passed.

66:30

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

66:15

Shot by Danny Graham (Swansea) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.

66:12

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

65:31

Shot by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.

64:53

Free kick taken right-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from own half, passed.

64:53 Booking

Booking Miguel Michu (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

64:47

Foul by Miguel Michu (Swansea) on Leon Osman (Everton).

63:40

Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

63:12

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

61:53

Foul by Steven Pienaar (Everton) on Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) from own half, passed.

61:50

Defending throw-in by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

60:53

Defending throw-in by Ben Davies (Swansea).

60:32

Foul by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

58:52

Defending throw-in by Ben Davies (Swansea).

58:33

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

57:12

Free kick curled right-footed by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.

57:12 Dismissal

Dismissal Nathan Dyer (Swansea) dismissed for second bookable offence.

57:01

Foul by Nathan Dyer (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton).

56:22

Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left channel, passed.

56:22 Booking

Booking Angel Rangel (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

56:14

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on Victor Anichebe (Everton).

55:52

Foul by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) on Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Neville (Everton) from right channel, passed.

54:40

Free kick taken right-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

54:40 Substitution

Substitution Swansea substitution: Alan Tate replaced by Leon Britton (tactical).

54:26 Booking

Booking Nathan Dyer (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

54:06

Foul by Nathan Dyer (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton).

53:45

Shot by Wayne Routledge (Swansea) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Tim Howard (Everton).

53:24

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to near post, clearance by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

53:07

Shot by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), fantastic save (tipped over) by Tim Howard (Everton).

52:47

Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

52:32

Shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

52:17

Shot by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards),

50:56

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to centre, header by Danny Graham (Swansea) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to centre, clearance by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

50:42

Cross by Angel Rangel (Swansea), blocked by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

50:08

Defending throw-in by Ben Davies (Swansea).

49:38

Shot by Nathan Dyer (Swansea) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

49:24

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to centre, clearance by Leighton Baines (Everton).

49:13

Shot by Miguel Michu (Swansea) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped round post) by Tim Howard (Everton).

48:39

Foul by Danny Graham (Swansea) on Tim Howard (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, passed.

48:15

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to near post, clearance by Leon Osman (Everton).

47:56

Cross by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea), clearance by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).

47:42

Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

46:03

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

45:41

Defending throw-in by Ben Davies (Swansea).

45:14

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Swansea substitution: Pablo Hernandez replaced by Nathan Dyer (tactical).

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:53

Cross by Wayne Routledge (Swansea), shot by Angel Rangel (Swansea) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left.

45:00 +1:26

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to centre, resulting in open play.

45:00 +1:04

Shot by Angel Rangel (Swansea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (blocked) by Tim Howard (Everton).

44:42

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) on Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea). Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.

44:38

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

42:45

Assist (cross) by Steven Pienaar (Everton) from right wing.

42:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Mirallas - Swansea 0 - 2 Everton Headed goal by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) (low centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Swansea 0-2 Everton.

42:40

Shot by Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

42:11

Shot by Leon Osman (Everton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Alan Tate (Swansea).

41:11

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea) on Kevin Mirallas (Everton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from right wing, clearance by Danny Graham (Swansea).

40:56

Cross by Steven Pienaar (Everton), blocked by Ashley Williams (Swansea).

40:07

Foul by Alan Tate (Swansea) on Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Leon Osman (Everton) from left channel, passed.

39:24

Foul by Miguel Michu (Swansea) on Johnny Heitinga (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Tim Howard (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

38:51

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

38:27

Shot by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) curled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.

38:03

Attacking throw-in by Ben Davies (Swansea).

37:35

Victor Anichebe (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Angel Rangel (Swansea) from own half, passed.

37:11

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

36:35

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) to centre, header by Miguel Michu (Swansea) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.

36:12

Shot by Wayne Routledge (Swansea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

35:52

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) on Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea). Free kick taken left-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) from left channel, passed.

34:38

Shot by Leon Osman (Everton) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

33:27

Shot by Danny Graham (Swansea) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Johnny Heitinga (Everton).

33:10

Shot by Pablo Hernandez (Swansea) curled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), clearance by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

32:29

Header by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Ashley Williams (Swansea).

32:12

Attacking throw-in by Phil Neville (Everton).

31:35

Foul by Miguel Michu (Swansea) on Leon Osman (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

30:58

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

30:13

Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left channel, clearance by Ashley Williams (Swansea).

30:13 Booking

Booking Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

29:59

Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton).

29:22

Victor Anichebe (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Ben Davies (Swansea) from own half, passed.

27:55

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

27:37

Attacking throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

26:58

Defending throw-in by Danny Graham (Swansea).

26:06

Shot by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Sung-Yeung Ki (Swansea).

25:32

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

25:19

Shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

24:10

Foul by Miguel Michu (Swansea) on Phil Jagielka (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Phil Jagielka (Everton) from own half, resulting in open play.

24:00

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), save (caught) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

22:50

Goal kick taken short by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

21:00

Assist (header) by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) from centre of penalty area.

21:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Victor Anichebe - Swansea 0 - 1 Everton Goal by Victor Anichebe (Everton) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Swansea 0-1 Everton.

20:20

Unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Alan Tate results in a free kick. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.

20:01

Handball by Seamus Coleman (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Pablo Hernandez (Swansea) from left channel, passed.

19:34

Shot by Victor Anichebe (Everton) curled right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

18:59

Attacking throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

18:34

Attacking throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

18:04

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

17:48

Shot by Steven Pienaar (Everton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.

16:46

Goal kick taken long by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

16:15

Cross by Leighton Baines (Everton), save (caught) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

16:09

Goal kick taken long by Tim Howard (Everton).

15:49

Shot by Pablo Hernandez (Swansea) volleyed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.

15:26

Defending throw-in by Seamus Coleman (Everton).

14:53

Victor Anichebe (Everton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ashley Williams (Swansea) from own half, passed.

13:00

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

12:37

Shot by Leon Osman (Everton) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Alan Tate (Swansea).

11:19

Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from right channel (20 yards), hit wall.

11:19 Booking

Booking Ashley Williams (Swansea) booked for unsporting behaviour.

11:06

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea) on Victor Anichebe (Everton).

9:36

Foul by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from left channel, passed.

9:22

Defending throw-in by Leighton Baines (Everton).

6:59

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, clearance by Ben Davies (Swansea).

6:30

Defending throw-in by Angel Rangel (Swansea).

5:54

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken right-footed by Leon Osman (Everton) from left channel, passed.

5:22

Shot by Marouane Fellaini (Everton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Alan Tate (Swansea).

4:48

Foul by Miguel Michu (Swansea) on Leon Osman (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Johnny Heitinga (Everton) from right channel, passed.

3:00

Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm. Kevin Mirallas takes a shot. Clearance made by Alan Tate. Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

2:41

Cross by Victor Anichebe (Everton), clearance by Alan Tate (Swansea).

1:50

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on Steven Pienaar (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, passed.

0:40

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea) on Marouane Fellaini (Everton). Free kick taken left-footed by Leighton Baines (Everton) from left wing, header by Victor Anichebe (Everton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Michel Vorm (Swansea).

0:15

Attacking throw-in by Steven Pienaar (Everton).

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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