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Sean Dyche: Everton never doubted themselves

Sean Dyche emphasized that his team always had confidence in their abilities after their resounding 5-1 triumph over Brighton in the Premier League, which took them two points clear of the relegation zone.

The victory was Everton’s first away league win in 14 games and came at a crucial time, with just three matches remaining to secure their top-flight status.

Abdoulaye Doucoure’s goal after only 34 seconds was a strong opening statement, and he and Dwight McNeil went on to score two goals each on either side of halftime, making it an emphatic victory.

Dyche said: “People will be out there thinking right, OK, there’s life in that team but we’ve never lost sight of that.

“It just reminds the players that their work ethic, their commitment to the cause, their commitment to the group is really important because I know there’s quality.

“I’ve always believed there’s quality. I’ve said it many times, but talking about it doesn’t win you a game. It’s the collective mentality to go and deliver everything you’ve got.

“We were very frustrated not to come away with all three points (against Leicester) but we got a reward for carrying on that mentality in their performances tonight.”

Sean Dyche urges Everton to take ‘three more big steps’

Doucoure scored his second goal of the game when he volleyed the ball into the net in the 29th minute. After McNeil’s cross, the ball deflected off Jordan Steele’s leg and went in, further burying Brighton.

Although Alexis Mac Allister scored for Brighton before McNeil’s first goal, the burial of Brighton was not complete until McNeil scored Everton‘s fifth goal in the dying moments of the second-half stoppage time.

This victory meant that Sean Dyche’s side secured their safety in the Premier League, at least for the time being. They will now face league leaders Manchester City followed by matches against Wolves and Bournemouth.

“They’re very high feeling the feel-good factor,” he added. “But it’s only another step. I said that after Arsenal, and sometimes people forget that. There’s three more big steps we’ve got to take.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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