Victor Anichebe enhanced his reputation as Everton's supersub at the start of February, stepping off the bench with just nine minutes remaining to rescue a 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic.
Next up was the visit of struggling Chelsea, a game which marked the Goodison return of Steven Pienaar. And the South African took just five minutes to remind Evertonians what they'd been missing, charging through to fire the Blues into a 1-0 lead.
Another magical Goodison afternoon was completed 19 minutes from time when Denis Stracqualursi lifted the ball past Petr Cech to claim his first Premier League goal and seal a 2-0 win.
The Argentine was at it again seven days later, notching in a comfortable FA Cup success against Blackpool as David Moyes' men extended their unbeaten run to seven games.