David Moyes felt his side were deserved winners as they netted two very late goals to defeat Tottenham 2-1 on Sunday.
The Toffees needed a 90th-minute effort from Steven Pienaar and an injury-time winner from Nikica Jelavic to deny Clint Dempsey’s 76th-minute opener at Goodison Park and Moyes felt a sense of justice after the result.
"It is as good a finish as we've had," Moyes said. "We've had a few like that where we've lost and felt low so we were due one.
"I remember a season where we used to score late goals and win games 1-0 but recently it has not been the case.
"If Everton hadn't won we'd have been saying 'How not?' because we played terrifically well, especially in the first half with Kevin Mirallas and Seamus Coleman.
"We just couldn't find the final pass or touch to finish it off and Tottenham got better in the 15 minutes after half-time, but I thought we had grown into it again when they scored.
"Our poorest period was in the last 10 minutes when we were changing players around and we had tried everything to get an opening, but they kept at it and we got it in the end.
"It can lift you, it shows the belief and persistence in keeping going and the players showed great character to keep going.”