WEIR PLAYING IT DOWN
David Weir has played down the importance of his first half goal that set the Blues up for a massive 2-0 victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues' skipper has not been on the score sheet for the past three years but his header just before the break ensured that Everton's home campaign ended on a high.
Weir was unmarked as he converted Mikel Arteta's free-kick that left the Evertonians inside Goodison Park bouncing and checking to see their passports were in-date.
The Scotland international told evertonfc.com: "Every goal is important. It is always good to score a goal and, yes, it couldn't have come at a better time.
"It was a big day for us and we got the result despite not playing well in the first half but we got there in the end.
"We had a few chances, Nigel made some great saves and we got away with a few things and there is no doubt that fortune favoured us."
Weir admitted after the final whistle that the win was more than a satisfying end to a Goodison campaign where the team had proved all their doubters wrong.
The 35-year-old was also delighted that he and his team-mates had given the faithful Evertonians something to smile about.
"It is always nice to win," he added. "We put a lot into it and we deserved it in the end. We all know in the dressing room that it means as much to the fans as it does to us.
"We have worked all season for this and there is a satisfaction amongst the boys and there was a lot of people writing us off bu they are all entitled to their opinion."