Everton recorded their first home Premier League win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Wigan. The Toffees certainly deserved the points, creating far more chances than their visitors, yet the overall performance dipped slightly from last week's strong showing against Aston Villa.
Stodgy in places, Everton's attacking ambition lacked the fluidity and cohesion to truly capture the crowd, but the result was well appreciated.
David Moyes named an unchanged side and, despite bossing early exchanges, Wigan scored first through Franco Di Santo. Phil Jagielka soon headed in a riposte for the Toffees but, as the match progressed, it began looking as though both teams would share the spoils.
That was until a pair of substitutes came up trumps late on for Moyes. Apostolos Vellios expertly glanced in a header, before Royston Drenthe raced clear to slot home and finally finish off Wigan.
The win puts Everton a lofty seventh in the table, a position unaccustomed to the Toffees at this early stage of the season. However, with a daunting set of fixtures approaching, including visits to Manchester City and Chelsea as well as home ties with Manchester United and Liverpool, fans will no doubt savour this early season points tally.
Here are five talking points to come out of Saturday’s win.