Everton fans react on Twitter to Sunderland win: "Priceless three points"

Everton's bid for the top four received another boost as they earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sunderland this afternoon.

The Toffees hammered Arsenal 3-0 last weekend to close the gap to just one point, and with the Gunners in FA Cup action this week, Roberto Martinez's side knew a win would take them into the Champions League places - and that's just what they got.

It wasn't quite as pretty as we've come to expect under Martinez, but Wes Brown's own goal was enough to give Everton the 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light, taking the Toffees to their highest ever Premier League points total - with five games still to play.

The supporters are clearly getting more and more excited as the weeks go on, with many truly believing that the club is poised to pinch the final spot in the top four from Arsenal, and they were full or praise for Martinez, who has now led the team to seven consecutive wins.

Defender John Stones and midfielder James McCarthy also singled out for credit in a game that may not have been Everton's best, but they got the three points and that's all that matters at this stage of the season.













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