In front of a raucous Goodison crowd, Everton hit Manchester City for four to re announce their season intentions and send Pep Guardiola's team into serious doubt.
Possession: Everton 29% - 71% Man City
Shots: Everton 6 - 13 Man City
Shots on target: Everton 4 - 5 Man City
The 4-0 thumping marks Guardiola's heaviest ever defeat as a manager, and dumps his team out of the all-important Top Four positions in the league. He was the look of a frustrated man as he watched his feeble side commit mistakes and be run ragged across the field all afternoon.
18-year old Tom Davies stamped his authority in the heat of battle, showing no signs of inexperience as he matched the star-studded opposition toe-to-toe. The rookie was a beneficial contributor in the opener as he found Kevin Mirallas, who assisted his compatriot Romelu Lukaku to slot home from close range.
Despite City's substantial victory in possession stats, they were stifled up front and punished on the backfoot as Ronald Koeman's men converted all four of their shots on target.
Kevin Mirallas, earlier assisting Lukaku, doubled Everton's lead two minutes into the second half when he condemned Claudio Bravo to more misery when Ross Barkley thread him through on goal to convert and send Goodison into a rapturous atmosphere.
Perhaps Tom Davies scored the finest of the afternoon, as he set the stadium alight with an outstanding performance. Having contributed to The Toffees' success at 2-0, he then killed the game off in exquisite fashion with a sublime run through several defenders to dink over a helpless Bravo.
In the most unsurprising circumstance ever, John Stones committed another blunder, failing to clear off the line, and set up new £11 million signing Ademola Lookman in to seal the deal and, comprehensively, seal the rout. What a day for the Merseyside debutants/youngsters.
Pep Guardiola received a harsh reality check, and we will see how 'great' he is over the upcoming months when he is forced to manage teams in adversity instead of dominating with star-studded line-ups in weaker leagues.