The highlight of November was arguably nothing to do with Everton’s progress but instead England’s.
Aged 31, Leon Osman became the third oldest Three Lions debutant of the last 58 years, finally reaping some rewards for his commitment and consistency in the colours of his Club.
Before that, the Blues came from behind to lead against Fulham, only to see a last-ditch strike from Steve Sidwell salvage a 2-2 draw for the hosts.
It was cruel on David Moyes’ men who had enjoyed near total domination against the Londoners in their search to end a run of three straight draws.
A fifth successive stalemate was avoided when Sunderland visited Goodison Park a week later, Marouane Fellaini following up a brace against the Cottagers with a goal and a sparkling assist for Nikica Jelavic.
An uncharacteristically sluggish second half led to a 2-1 defeat at Reading a week later, however, before another late goal - this time at home to Norwich - saw two further points slip away.
Having been suspended for the visit of the Canaries, Fellaini returned for another home game against Arsenal four days later, earning a point with a curling effort from the edge of the box.
The strike took his goal tally to four in as many games - a record that would see him become only the seventh Everton player to pick up the Premier League player of the month prize since its inception in August 1994.