Everton beat Arsenal 1-0 at Goodison Park courtesy of a rare goal from Phil Jagielka (BBC Sport).
The veteran was drafted in as a late replacement for Michael Keane, who was taken ill at the eleventh hour.
It was only his fourth appearance of the season, but the former England international was a rock at the back for an Everton side who deserved to take all three points.
It’s now three wins in a row for Everton, and confidence is seemingly surging through the team.
There were fine performances throughout the team which is sure to delight Marco Silva.
As well as Jagielka, Idrissa Gueye and Dominic Calvert-Lewin really caught the eye, but it was Andre Gomes who seemed to come in for the most praise after the game.
The Portugal international was brilliant in midfield, showing his brilliant technical quality and passing range on many occasions.
It was the kind of performance that will only increase the club’s desire to keep the playmaker beyond his loan spell, and perhaps increase the level of interest in him from other teams.
Everton fans react
Everton fans have gotten used to watching Gomes shine for their team this season, and he was well and truly on form against Arsenal:
— Jamie Fahey (@jamiefahey1) 7 April 2019
Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour, Andre Gomes? pic.twitter.com/CeR5I6UIQg
— The Blues (@SOSEFC1878) 7 April 2019
Gomes been like a rolls Royce again these last few games. Best midfielder we’ve had since Reid and bracewell. Simply have to sign him permanently
— Big Mo Schneiderlins Yellow Streak (@charlatanefc) 7 April 2019
Gomes is levels above anything we’ve seen in a long time, his passing was and defensive play was outstanding today
— Kie (@KieranRogers96) 7 April 2019
Best first half performance so far this season. High intensity passing zipping it about. First to every ball, pressing together as a team and no nonsense defending. Pickford not had a save to make. DCL class up top and Gomes bossing it so casually in midfield. #EFC
— The-Toffees.com (@thetoffees_com) 7 April 2019
Superb again blues! Well played. Sign Gomes and Zouma asap. Delighted for Jags. What a guy!
— Paul EFC 86 (@PaulEFC86) 7 April 2019
Andre Gomes is different gravy.
— O (@EfcOlly) 7 April 2019