Everton picked up a crucial 2-1 victory over title contenders Arsenal at Goodison Park on Tuesday to go seventh in the Premier League table.
The Toffees were on a poor run of just one win in ten games prior to the game, and it looked set to continue when Alexis Sanchez fired a free-kick home after just 20 minutes.
However, Ronald Koeman’s side grew into the contest and got the equaliser just before half time when Seamus Coleman’s glancing header beat the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Petr Cech.
And the home side completed the turnaround four minutes from time when Ross Barkley’s out-swinging corner was met by a firm header from defender Ashley Williams, whose effort sailed past the helpless Cech.
It was an important three points for the hosts, who remain unbeaten at Goodison Park this season, in what was their first league success since beating West Ham 2-0 on October 30.
They move up to seventh as a result, just a point behind Manchester United, and Koeman will hope that his side can build upon a fantastic victory and performance when they host Merseyside rivals Liverpool on Monday.
Nonetheless, Everton’s poor recent run has increased speculation about who Koeman may look to bring in during the January transfer window and, with the African Cup of Nations starting next month, the Dutchman may be interested in some of those players in the tournament.
Thus, here are TWO AFCON stars Everton should keep an eye on…