Everton bounced back from two consecutive English Premier League defeats on Saturday, beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at Goodison Park.
The closing stages of the season are all about improvement for Toffees, with the prospect of relegation out of the question and their chances of securing European football slim.
After losing to Watford and Burnley away from home, it was a welcome return to Goodison for Sam Allardyce’s men, who looked comfortable throughout their win over the visiting Seagulls.
An own goal from Gaetan Bong broke the deadlock in the second half before Cenk Tosun scored his second in two games to secure all three points.
After a difficult start to his career on Merseyside, fans were delighted by Tosun’s contribution and are now predicting he will go on to become an excellent signing for the club.
Aside from his quality finish, supporters were impressed by his work rate and desire to impress the home crowd.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Turkish striker…
The way that Cenk Tosun has overcome Sam Allardyce has been incredibly admirable. #EFC
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) March 10, 2018
Think Cenk Tosun is going to be a great, Everton centre forward. Real traditional Blues No 9.
Doesn't stop running and works hard for the team. Some really nice touches too and a great finish. #EFC
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) March 10, 2018
Much more enjoyable victory. Dominant performance. Hopefully now that's Tosun constantly in the team, and Williams constantly out of it. #EFC
— Royal Blue Everton (@RoyalBlueEFC) March 10, 2018
Good win today against average opposition, we did what we should be doing, beat Brighton. Thought Tosun worked his socks off today & took his goal well. Let’s hope for a decent run of form to the end of the season. #EFCmatchday #EFC #AllardyceOut
— Mr S (@Mr_S_1980) March 10, 2018
— Mike Bainbridge (@MickeyBee3) March 10, 2018
Step in the right direction for #EFC. Baines & Jagielka added experience & balance, Tosun improving all the time & element of control about some of play that we've rarely seen this season.
Now for the not-so-small matter of halting horrendous run of form on road…
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) March 10, 2018
Really good result and performance for the most part, see how much fans get behind the team when we actually show a bit of attacking impetus? Tosun looks a cracking striker, needs to be starting every game until the end of the season now. Glad to see Klaassen get on as well. #EFC
— Paul McAllister (@p_mcallister123) March 10, 2018
Their legs may be gone, but Rooney and Baines were a class above the rest today. Tosun looking better with every game. Walcott injury the only negative. Up the toffees #efc
— TheBanksOfTheMersey (@MichaelEFC_1878) March 10, 2018