London - Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce insist that their was nothing brilliant about Everton's display despite the four goal margin.
Arouna Kone grabbed a hat-trick as Everton piled pressure on the Premier League relegation worries for Sunderland with a 6-2 demolition job at Goodison Park on Sunday.
"I thought our attacking play was exceptional," said Everton manager Roberto Martinez.
"More than anything, the understanding of how to break down a defensive system.
"Sunderland came here with a clear idea of being very difficult to break down and then try to hit us on the counter attack and I thought the way we coped with that was very impressive."
Martinez's opposite number Allardyce disagreed, blaming his own team for their second-half capitulation.
"If Everton had scored a wonder goal you can say 'there's not a lot we can do about that', but the last four goals were all stoppable by us and there was nothing brilliant about Everton's play," said Allardyce.
"We became so open and so easy to play through. We seemed to get carried away by the euphoria of getting the equaliser."