Everton manager Roberto Martinez hailed the attitude of Leon Osman after the midfielder marked his 400th appearance for the Toffees with the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over West Ham.
Everton, Tottenham and Celtic all moved to the brink of the Europa League last-32 on Thursday while Dinamo Moscow, Legia Warsaw, Salzburg and Fiorentina ensured their passage to the knockout rounds.
Manchester United goal-keeper, David De Gea produced one of his best performances to help the most successful club in England return to top four for the first time in more than a year.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned his players not to underestimate struggling Sunderland when the Toffees look to maintain their push for a top-four finish at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Everton`s impressive 3-0 win away to Newcastle United in the Premier League has given extra significance to the Toffees` upcoming fixture at home to Arsenal.
The Black Cats goalkeeper was in superb form for the 1-0 win at Everton on Boxing Day, making a string of saves to give the bottom-placed club more hope of Premier League survival
Goals from Jelavic, Baines, Osman, Coleman & Fellaini saw the Premier League side ease past the League Two outfit, who grabbed a consolation through Russell Penn.
The Toffees largely dominated an off-colour Latics at Goodison Park but were given a scare late on as Arouna Kone struck to give Roberto Martinez`s charges hope.
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