He fed Mirallas and the Belgian winger picked out Lennon for a simple finish. The gifts didn’t stop coming.
Romelu Lukaku hadn’t scored in the league since December 28 but with an hour gone he forced home a cross from Funes Mori.
It was small comfort for the Villa fans when Rudy Gestede finally headed home Jordan Veretout’s cross to reduce the deficit with 10 minutes left.
ASTON VILLA (5-3-2): Guzan; Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Clark, Cissokho; Bacuna, Gana, Westwood; Ayew, Agbonlahor.
Subs: Bunn, Okore, Sinclair, Veretout, Gil, Lyden, Gestede.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Robles; Coleman, Jagielka, Funes Mori, Oviedo; McCarthy, Barry; Lennon, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku.
Subs: Howard, Baines, Stones, Kone, Niasse, Deulofeu, Osman.
Referee: Roger East.