Everton's unbeaten start to the season came to an end as they were beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa on Saturday evening.

The Blues travelled to Villa Park looking to build on their impressive haul of ten points from their first four matches of the Premier League campaign, but were undone by a trio of quickfire goals in the second half.

Strikes from Matty Cash and Leon Bailey either side of an unfortunate Lucas Digne own-goal were enough to give the hosts all three points and send Rafa Benitez's squad home disappointed.

Up until the first goal of the evening, Everton had been right in the match and had chances of their own to take the lead - with Dean Smith later admitting that the scoreline probably flattered his side.

We've picked out a few moments that you might have missed from Saturday evening's clash.

Pre-match selfie

It was generally all-smiles for Everton as they took in their surroundings before the warm-up at Villa Park.

A group of players came out onto the pitch shortly after arriving at the ground to have a look around and go through their pre-match routines before everything got underway.

Fans were only just beginning to filter into the ground 90 minutes before kick off, and they would have seen an interesting selection of Blues players on the grass.

Among them were Ellis Simms, who had only just returned to full training this week, and Zan-Luk Leban - who had played 90 minutes for the under-23s just a day previously.

The latter wasn't included in the squad, but he did have a little walk around Villa Park before heading inside earlier than the rest of his teammates.

As others such as Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny and Jarrad Branthwaite were casually kicking a ball to each other - Demarai Gray was taking up the pre-match interview duties on the side of the pitch.

Before heading back down into the tunnel, a couple of Villa supporters who were early to their seats called over the Everton winger, who gladly stopped to have a selfie before heading down into the dressing room.

Clearly it's not just Blues fans who are taken by the summer signing!

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Mina's mind games

Yerry Mina is fashioning himself into a real king of mind games in the Premier League this season.

A lot was made of the centre-back's ongoing battle with Patrick Bamford earlier in the campaign as Everton played out a 2-2 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road.

Not one to shy away from the nitty-gritty, the Colombia international had a new opponent in his sights on Saturday evening.

Ollie Watkins was intent on closing down and pressing high for his side throughout this weekend's match, constantly on the move to try and deceive Everton's two centre-backs.

However, Mina was keen to get in the striker's head whenever possible.

No moment typified that better than in the 28th minute, with the Villa man running towards the byline and looking to put a cross into the box.

Just as he was about to hit the ball, the Everton centre-back broke out of his usual positioning to block the attempt to instead loudly clap at the striker - perhaps in an attempt to put him off.

The pass came to nothing for the hosts, and throughout the rest of the match you could often see Mina in conversation with a number of opposing players.

He's clearly keen to do whatever it takes to try and distract his opponents.

Tactical chat

It was clear in the first half of Saturday's game that, despite Everton being very much in the match, there were issues that needed to be ironed out.

In particular, the Blues seemed to be lacking in midfield in a way which they haven't been in many of their other fixtures so far this term.

Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure have often been two of Benitez's most dependable and impressive players in these early matches of the campaign.

However, at Villa Park, they were struggling to get to grips with the match fully as the hosts managed to win their individual battles in the centre of the pitch.

Benitez realised this in the first half, and took the opportunity midway through the 45 minutes to bring Allan over for a detailed tactical chat while there was a small break in play.

Unfortunately, it couldn't have the desired effect on this occasion as the hosts continued to dominate in that area - even after Andre Gomes was introduced to add an extra body to the midfield.

You can't win them all.

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Set piece switch

Speaking of tactical switches, there was one interesting point to note from Saturday's match.

For the last few seasons, Lucas Digne has been one of Everton's main set-piece takers - and he's been regularly excellent in that role too.

However, at the beginning of this campaign, a few supporters have noted that the France international's delivery into the box perhaps hasn't been up to his usual high standards.

Perhaps Benitez realised that too, as it seemed the left-back had been removed from set-piece duties for this game.

Instead Andros Townsend was the man chosen to take the left-footed corner kicks, with his first effort finding the head of Salomon Rondon and leading to a chance on goal.

On the opposite flank, it was Gray who was entrusted with the task, with Digne instead taking up a position on the edge of the box for both scenarios.

It will be interesting to see if that is a trend which continues in the future, or whether that was just a one-off from the manager on this occasion.