Gueye thanks Everton fans for ‘sticking with’ the team

It has been a long time coming, but Everton fans are finally celebrating.

The Toffees are in a transitional period following the sacking of manager Ronald Koeman, who oversaw just two wins in nine Premier League games this season.

Under-23s coach David Unsworth is in temporary charge, but he too got off to a poor start.

The 44-year-old oversaw defeat to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, as well as a loss to Leicester City in the league and elimination from the Europa League as the team were beaten 3-0 by Lyon.

On Sunday, though, the Toffees performed a comeback by responding to being 2-0 down against Watford.

Second-half goals from Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled Everton level with the Hornets at Goodison Park, but it was Leighton Baines’s 91st-minute penalty that turned out to be the winner.

Everton were given a slice of luck when Tom Cleverley squandered the opportunity to level things up for Watford by missing from the spot.

After the match, Idrissa Gueye, who played the full 90 minutes, sent a message to the fans.