Everton boss Roberto Martinez has praised his side for their performance over Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Toffees have struggled to find consistency this season, having performed to a high level in the Europa League, but not in the Premier League.
However, goals from James McCarthy, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley gave the Goodison Park outfit all three points against a lacklustre Newcastle.
Martinez told BBC Sport: “We’ve been growing during the season to be in a position so that whatever changes you make they will ready to perform. We showed today that we are ready to cope with European demands.
“I am delighted in the manner we managed the game. We took our chances and we kept a clean sheet and took control of a big occasion because we had to win the game.”