Gylfi Sigurdsson has spoken of Everton's confidence of securing potential Champions League football after their victory against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Thursday.

Richarlison's second half strike, after a pinpoint cross from the Iceland international, gave the Blues all three points for the third match in a row.

That took Carlo Ancelotti's squad up to fourth in the table with aspirations of European football now firmly in the minds of Everton fans.

Sigurdsson told Sky Sports following the game: "I mean, we're obviously confident. That's a couple of good results in a row now for us.

"But it's very tight at the top and down to the middle of the table. We've got to keep going, work hard and you need to get on a run now for the next five or six weeks.

"If you do that there's a very good chance."

Sigurdsson was brought off the bench in the second-half as Everton were struggling to break down a resolute defence from the hosts.

Both he and Allan made a difference when introduced into the game, and the midfielder believes that Ancelotti got his changes spot on.

"Obviously it was a tough game, we knew they were going to defend deep and defend well," he added.

"We had an idea it might be a set piece that could win the game, and it was important to get the goal in the end.

"Allan coming on was probably about getting on the ball and getting us playing, sit in there and dictate us going forward - and then probably me to create or score a goal because it was 0-0.

"I think Carlo did well and I got the assist so I'm happy."

Everton survived a late scare as West Brom thought they had equalised through Mbaye Diagne.

However, the striker's foot was later shown to be just offside as the decision went to VAR, securing an important win for the Blues.

Sigurdsson wasn't worried though, joking: "Never in doubt, it was a good line I think! Keano was sure it was offside so I trust him."

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Richarlison has now bagged four goals in as many Premier League matches for Everton in what is a great run of form for the Brazilian.

And Sigurdsson knows it's important for players other than Dominic Calvert-Lewin to be contributing in that sense.

The midfielder said: "Obviously Dominic's scored a lot of goals and brings a lot to the team, but then Richy is chipping in with the goals at the moment - and at the right time.

"I think 1-0 in the last game and 1-0 today, he's got the six points in these two games. It's very important that we're getting goals from everywhere."