Gareth Barry’s stunning 20-yard strike, his 50th Premier League goal, opened the scoring for the dominant hosts.
Kevin Mirallas’s free-kick from 20 yards doubled the lead after the break as Everton eased to victory.
Robert Snodgrass headed against the post late on for the visitors before Ricky van Wolfswinkel shot wide.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez after the match said:
“It was an entertaining game and important to score that second goal.
“Overall we created a lot of chances, maybe that clinical touch in the final third was missing but I couldn’t be happier the way we had a clean sheet. Some of the phases of our game were fantastic.
“The way we handled the second half was pleasing. The understanding between the players is clear, we are getting really strong. We need players back from injury and make sure competition for places is as strong.”
While Norwich manager Chris Hughton had this to say:
“They were good. We knew that before we came here. There isn’t a side who has come here and had more possession this season.
“What you need to do is stick in there. We had the best chance of the half through Gary Hooper, they score a spectacular goal.
“In the second half I thought we gave a good account of ourselves but we were up against a really good unit.”
Written by Steve Milne – Have your say below 🙂