Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "I wanted the Christmas present of a good performance and I certainly got that and a good result as well.
"Our counter-attacking threat was there for all to see. We created numerous opportunities.
"Unfortunately Tyrone gets sent off but I said at half-time there was nobody better to lead the line with 10 men than Ollie Watkins and I thought he was outstanding."
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson: "I didn't see the 3-0 coming. I thought at half-time we'd shown enough to suggest we had enough to get back in the game.
"When Mings was sent off, there was even more reason to think that we would create some chances. It didn't work out that way."