I thought the game-plan that Everton had against West Ham really suited us.

The way Carlo Ancelotti set the team up really suits these players.

But, to be fair to the players as well, they stuck with it.

The concentration was good, they nullified West Ham effectively even though they did have a lot of possession, as Carlo pointed out after the game.

They might have dominated the ball in midfield particularly, but they didn't have anything in the final third - we stopped them. They didn't have any shots on target.

We had a couple of scares as you might expect in the Premier League, but generally we were comfortable. Every player fully concentrated, the communication was good.

There have been moments in matches in the past in which we've let ourselves down by lacking in both communication and leadership, but that wasn't the case this time.

Seamus Coleman was brilliant, even though I couldn't figure out where he was playing sometimes! He was popping up everywhere, he didn't just stick to defending either and was hugely involved in us going forward.

It was a great team performance. It's one of those again, after the game, that you can look at as a Carlo Ancelotti master-plan.

It was a long 90 minutes again and obviously we would like to play a little bit more pretty in the future. We had chances to kill the game too, and that will be the only slight negative you'd take.

When we had a counter-attack, I just thought our movement and decision-making with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison was a bit off. In those opportunities, we have to start killing games off a little bit.

But you've got to be over the moon with a win, and they've sucked us in again!

Just when you think everything has gone this season and there's nothing to play for, results have gone a little bit our way and we've pulled another three points out of the bag.

11 wins away from home is remarkable, and full congratulations to everyone for that. But, again, we've got to try and turn this Goodison form around in these last four 'cup finals' between now and the end of the season.

Yes we'd like to be higher up, but we are where we are. Now it's some level of consistency we want to see.

I feel that Carlo, with the players we had available, looked at that against West Ham as the only way we could get a result - and it certainly worked out that way.

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Maximise the next games

The remarks from Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the game were spot on, and it's something I've been mentioning in this column all season.

We've had some great highs, especially away from home, but we've let ourselves down when we've tried to secure a bit of consistency and get a nice run of results going.

When we feel it's a bit too easy, our desire isn't there and doesn't match the opposition. I was thinking, before the West Ham game, that if we have more fight and energy than we would win - and that showed.

The season is nearly over, we can see the light, but how many times have we said this and the lads haven't shown the right will and desire?

The lads need to focus on leaving everything on the pitch for these last four games, and fingers crossed that will leave us right up there in the fight for Europe.

That's our target, that was Carlo's target at the beginning of the season. The players have let themselves down in moments this season, they'll be aware of that.

But there's no point harping on about that anymore. There's nothing they can do about it besides trying to maximise these next four games.

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Man of the match debate

After the game it's a great position to be in to be discussing who should be man-of-the-match and having a number of great options.

I thought the defenders did well. Mina when he was on the pitch did well, Michael Keane with the amount of clearances and headers at the right time he was back to his best, Godfrey was probably our best forward at times from centre-half!

But Allan's moments and decision making and times where it looks like he's just about to lose the ball, he was clever enough to contain possession and drive up the pitch a little bit more.

Tom Davies played well next to him, but as soon as you start seeing your teammates playing well it naturally increases your level.

That's why we won the football game, a lot of our players raised their game and we've come out on top.

It's great to see these lads doing that, we've been a bit disappointed this season with our key players being in and out of the side.

So fingers crossed Allan can keep those performances up between now and the end of the season, and it can be a good base for next year.