Phil Jagielka believes the win at Birmingham can be the turning point of Everton's season. The England central defender helped David Moyes' side gain a first victory of the campaign at St Andrew's courtesy of an own goal from Roger Johnson and a Tim Cahill header.
It moved the Toffees off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League after they had collected only three points from the opening six matches.
The former Sheffield United player said: "The slow start we've had this season has been very baffling.
"Most people have seen us start quite slow before but I don't think we've started quite as slowly as this.
"It was an uncomfortable position to be in and all the boys knew we had to turn the corner somewhere.
"Thankfully luck was on our side for the first (own) goal. Hopefully it will be a turning point."
Jagielka knows one victory does not make up for the poor start to the season and that there is still much work to be done.
He said: "We hope it will be onwards and upwards from this point. That is the plan. The gaffer will have us in, working hard.
"We are happy to have got these three points but we know there is still a long way to go to get to where we hope to be in the league.
"It is going to be a tough next couple of months."