Lambert - Not good enough
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert admitted his side's first-half performance was not acceptable after the 3-1 defeat by Everton.
Goals from Steven Pienaar, Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic saw the Toffees follow up Monday's home win over Manchester United in style.
Villa could only manage a late consolation from Karim El Ahmadi and had Ciaran Clark sent off as they slumped to their second defeat of the campaign.
Lambert said: "I was really disappointed. You can't in any game of football give someone a couple of goals start, particularly a team like Everton.
"You can't do it. The only pleasing thing was the second half - we kept going, which was pleasing, but the horse has bolted.
"You could sense the fans' frustration. Absolutely, you're 3-0 down at home! You can sense it. It's my responsibility. I take the blame for it."