Everton came from behind to earn a vital 2-1 win over title contenders Arsenal at Goodison Park on Tuesday.
Ronald Koeman’s side had won just one of their previous ten Premier League games, and looked set to extend that miserable run when Alexis Sanchez fired home for the visitors after 20 minutes.
However, the Toffees hit back brilliantly when Seamus Coleman headed home Leighton Baines’ cross just before the break, and then their second half dominance paid off four minutes from time when centre-back Ashley Williams met Ross Barkley’s corner with a fine header.
Arsene Wenger’s side missed the chance to go top of the table after suffering only their second league defeat of the season, and their first since the opening weekend of the campaign.
In Tuesday’s other game, Bournemouth got the better of champions Leicester 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium.
Eddie Howe’s side dominated the first half against an uninspiring Foxes team, and took the lead 11 minutes before the break when Marc Pugh fired home from the edge of the box.
Claudio Ranieri’s men improved as the game went on, and almost got a late equaliser when home goalkeeper Artur Boruc made a stunning save to deny Leonardo Ulloa.
It means that Leicester have now picked up just one point from their eight away games in the Premier League this season, while the Cherries rise to eighth following a third win in five matches.
Unsurprisingly, it was Everton’s performance against Arsenal which got many talking on Twitter, with many Toffees fans thrilled to witness a great display at Goodison Park last night…
Great Win. Great Performance. Great Night! #efc
— Simon Webster.. (@swebs47) December 13, 2016
— Shaun Wilford (@Swanky17) December 14, 2016
— Simon J Villiers (@sjv_simon) December 13, 2016
— Peter Andrew (@mossleypete) December 14, 2016
There were many excellent individual performances, but one man in particular received praise from some Everton supporters…
Best performance under Koeman. McCarthy excellent alongside Gueye. Must kick on from here #EFC
— Liam Prenderville (@lprenderville) December 13, 2016
Welcome back James McCarthy. All over the pitch tonight and on a yellow early on. That performance reminiscent of his 1st season #efc
— Lee Wynne (@leewynne1178) December 13, 2016
While Arsenal fans were less than impressed with what they saw from their side yesterday…
Our luck well and truly ran out tonight. Very poor performance. No time to sulk with city next though! #afc
— Joe Cole (@joeboi90) December 13, 2016
— theflaneur (@achgunners) December 13, 2016
Such a pathetic performance against a team with no confidence. Subs were abysmal #afc
— Daniel Tadmor (@DanielTadmor) December 13, 2016
… but many are already turning their attentions to their massive game away at Manchester City on Sunday…
— Devershen Pillay (@Gunner134Life) December 13, 2016
Just hoping for a massive performance against City to make up for today's loss. #afc
— Luke (@Luke_AFC01) December 13, 2016
— Abdulmalik (@Malik9071) December 13, 2016
Tuesday’s other game saw Bournemouth beat Leicester, and many Cherries supporters were delighted with the all round performance of their team…
— David Jay Douglas (@davidjaydouglas) December 13, 2016
Says a lot about our team and performance when Pugh, Arter, Wilshere, Cook & Ake could of got MOTM. All worthy of it #AFCB
— Liam Harrison (@liam7harrison) December 13, 2016
What an heroic performance, great atmosphere under the lights #afcb
— John Flanagan (@JflanaganJohn) December 13, 2016
While some reserved special praise for midfielder Jack Wilshere, and defender Steve Cook…
— Muscliffe Matt (@bournemouthian) December 13, 2016
Wondering where' Jamie Vardy been? He's been in Stephen Cook's pocket all the time #afcb
— Dave W (@Whiteldm) December 13, 2016
Different kind of #afcb performance in the 1-0 win v Leicester. Tougher, more tenacious & benefitting from Wilshere patrolling deeper too
— Ian Danter (@talkdants) December 14, 2016
Steve Cook was unbelievable tonight. This season he has been our best and most consistent defender. #afcb
— Rich4afcb (@fieldrfield) December 13, 2016
And many Leicester fans were left frustrated once again after seeing their side lose on the road for the seventh time this season…
— Team Hotdog (@Team_Hotdog) December 13, 2016
Frustrating that we beat Man. City on Saturday to then lose to Bournemouth. Need to get a run of wins going. #LCFC
I think the most concerning this is Ranieri is unable to see leicester have serious problems, it's always the same "fantastic" players!#lcfc
— Jon Wright (@j_awright) December 13, 2016
Narrow defeat again. Not saying we're playing well on the road but we maybe need some luck to kickstart things. We'll be okay though #lcfc
— Dicko (@gavdicko) December 13, 2016