The Toffees have so far had a difficult start the season, facing newly promoted Leicester City before heading back to Goodison Park to face Arsenal and Chelsea. Those tough fixtures left Everton with just two points as they went to West Brom today in search of their three points - which they got with a comfortable win.
The game saw Baggies boss Alan Irvine face off against Roberto Martinez after the duo worked together at Everton last season, but unsurprisingly, it was the Spaniard who came out on top as his side coasted to an easy win at The Hawthorns this afternoon.
Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring against his former club with a superb curling shot from the edge of the box, before Kevin Mirallas sealed the win after his tame shot found its way through Ben Foster's fingertips and into the net.
The win gives Everton a much needed boost ahead of this week's Europa League tie against Wolfsburg, and fans were quick to praise the players for a professional display in the Black Country today. Goalscorers Lukaku and Mirallas naturally took plenty of plaudits, but there was also praise for John Stones and Gareth Barry after the duo turned in impressive performances.
Here are some of the reactions from Everton fans on Twitter after today's win.
Great result and numerous positives including clean sheet and Lukaku off the mark, should settle a few nerves. Onwards. #EFC— Pedro De Montfort (@Pique77) September 13, 2014
Stones earned a start next time out for me today. A bit nervous at times, but a really great performance. The potential in that boy! #EFC— Nik (@SennaLoveAlways) September 13, 2014
John Stones playing = clean sheet. Obviously. #efc— Lee Stirling (@LeeAStirling7) September 13, 2014
Stones was excellent today. Mirallas and Lukaku were also good. McGeady looks like he's coming into some form - had a lively game. #efc— On the carpet... (@EvertonNSNO) September 13, 2014
Didn't play well today but the 3 points are massive! Stones and Barry were superb! #EFC— Aaron Mcconnell (@aaronmc26) September 13, 2014
Loads of positives today, a win, clean sheet, Rom off the mark with a goal and decent leap up the table, needed this for the confidence #efc— Andrew Reeves (@corradios) September 13, 2014