Playing on a sticky surface, in a howling gale and in front of a raucous crowd, the scene was seemingly set for an upset—not that the Toffees took much notice.
Roberto Martinez's side grabbed a crucial early lead on five minutes, as Steven Naismith bundled home after a cutback from Aiden McGeady.
He doubled his and his side's tally on 32 minutes, running onto Leon Osman's pass and calmly converting.
John Heitinga then added a third goal on 55 minutes, nodding in Kevin Mirallas' overhead kick, before Magaye Gueye rounded off the scoring on 84 minutes—again via Osman.
Here's a look at some Everton-related talking points to emerge from this contest.