"It was a big win for us today," said the skipper after seeing Fernando Torres hit the only goal of the game. "We knew how important it was and hopefully now we can continue to the end of the season and grab that fourth place.
"We started well and had chances to add to our lead, but we didn't take them and Everton came back at us a bit in the second half. I thought we were always comfortable though.
"We put some good deliveries into the box but no-one was on the end of them. That's why it was harder in the second half.
"These games always have a big build up, it's all about bragging rights and that's why our fans were still singing well after the final whistle.
"We've still got tricky games to go though. We go to Arsenal next and that's why it was so important to get the points today."