Boss Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton’s fighting spirit after they came back from two goals down to beat West Brom 3-2 at the Hawthorns on Monday night.
The Baggies had raced into a commanding lead after 54 minutes after a Saido Berahino strike and a header from Craig Dawson before the Blues rallied to take all three points.
Former Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu pulled the strings for Martinez’s men as they hit back with a Romelu Lukaku brace and a strike from Arouna Kone.
Martinez said: “We were very disappointed with the first half. We were off, every single individual.
“The mountain we had to climb, it would have been easy to lose focus but we got three goals against the best defensive structure in the Premier League.
“Every three points is huge but it feels extra good. Deulofeu took extra responsibility, he wanted the ball all night and it was a real mature performance.”
Everton have now moved up to fifth place and they are only a point behind West Ham and Arsenal in third and fourth respectively ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.
The Toffess are 2.63 for a home win over Liverpool (2.75) with the draw on offer at 3.25.
Martinez will be determined to get something from this weekend’s game ahead of matches against Manchester United (h) and the Gunners (a) after the upcoming international break.
United are the current Premier League leaders and are now 5.50 to win the title at the end of the season.