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Everton manager Benitez: We're stronger when everybody sticks together

Everton manager Rafa Benitez has called for continued solidarity after Monday's vital win over Arsenal.

The Toffees came from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at Goodison Park as Demarai Gray scored a brilliant matchwinner in injury-time.

It is Everton's first Premier League win since the end of September, and Benitez hopes the fans continue to stick with the team.

"It is clear, when the fans, the players, everybody sticks together we are stronger," Benitez said.

"The reaction of the team to the goals that were disallowed and conceding a goal at the end of the first half, we still scored goals and reacted. Every layer and fan is expecting that. Everybody is really pleased and hopefully it is the right step forward.

"The VAR... I don't know if the lines can be thicker or not? It was against us. I said a lot of times that we were close to winning a lot of times. Today was another example. Everything is against you but the character they showed today, with the fans behind, they can enjoy that. The fans were pleased because the fans gave everything. they are strong mentality and ready to change things quickly.

"The fans are expecting commitment. You can talk about mistakes and we concede because we made mistakes against a good team. In terms of commitment the players are there and the fans appreciate that. They want to see a team that has spent a lot of money getting better and better. We will do it. It will take time but we will do it. everybody now has the hope."

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