Next Match: away to Arsenal, December 08
Everton manager Roberto Martinez expressed his pride at the way his team approached their task after they triumphed 1-0 at Manchester United. In what was the first meeting between the two clubs since United boss David Moyes defected from one to the other over the summer, the Toffees, by securing an away victory over the Red Devils, achieved what they had failed to in their 11 years under the Scot, and last managed in 1992. Martinez said: "It was more than a football game for us - it was about trying to get over the mental block that we have had for many, many years. Someone told me it was 20-odd years since we won at Old Trafford. It was about being ourselves throughout the game. I couldn't be prouder. We never felt inferior. I have always felt this squad is capable of going anywhere in this league and playing teams eye to eye. I told the boys afterwards that this gives a real indication of what can be achieved. But we need to carry on improving, carry on getting better."