The Ivorian scored his first hat-trick for the club.
They won 6-2 despite throwing away a two-goal lead earlier in the game and thoroughly deserved to come away with all three points from an enthralling day at Goodison Park.
There were some excellent performances from the Everton team. Gerard Deulofeu was in top form. Romelu Lukaku was a beast up front and Arouna Kone continued what has been a renaissance this season.
The Ivorian has struggled since joining Everton on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic with a series of knee injuries leaving him out of action.
Now he is fully fit and firing.
He scored a hat-trick against the Black Cats this afternoon from a fantastic performance.
He now has five goals this season from 13 appearances and is finally starting to show why Roberto Martinez gambled on his signature when he headed to Goodison Park.
Here is what Everton fans thought about his performance...
Hat Trick! Kone! Amazing game. Everton is now winning 6-2. #EFC— Jack Brink (@BadNewsBrink) November 1, 2015
Kone has been so amazing this season. Deulofeu has contributed. Rom continuously scoring. This is looking like its clicking #EFC— Sordan Janchez (@djjordansanchez) September 28, 2015
Kone and Lukaku have been class today. Superb stuff. #EFC— Mike Appleton (@mascarandy) November 1, 2015
Incredible finish by Kone.— Moe (@FootyHipstar) November 1, 2015