The goal was Mirallas' sixth of the season and third in five games since the turn of the year, a timely return to form given Everton's ever increasing injury list.
Speaking after the game Mirallas revealed that he wasn't comfortable playing on the right wing, a position where he was often deployed under David Moyes last season, and that he is far more comfortable playing more centrally.
I found it hard it at first, I was playing on the right and it didn’t suit. Now in the second season, I am playing as a No 10 or 11. I play as a striker and I am playing better in this position.
Before it used to be that I would play one game well, then two games not so good. Now I can play good consistently a lot more. I spoke with the manager and I spoke with my father.My father told me I had quality but sometimes my mentality wasn’t good. That had to change. I spoke to some of the other players here too. But my father made the difference. I feel very fit and very good as my mentality changed. I can play strong and well in every game now.
We had to win, now we have one point more than Tottenham. Next game is Tottenham away and we will go there for three points. It is not finished with (us and) fourth place.