Everton produced another superb team performance and a flurry of late goals to dispatch Newcastle United 3-0 at Goodison Park.
For the second time in the space of five days, Dwight McNeil's "paintbrush" left foot set the Blues on their way to victory 11 minutes from the end.
Abdoulaye Doucouré's fifth strike of the campaign doubled the lead seven minutes later, before substitute Beto added a third in stoppage time to seal a richly-deserved victory.
The win sees the Toffees leapfrog Luton Town and move out of the relegation zone. Without the 10-point deduction - a sanction the Club has officially appealed - it would have seen Sean Dyche's side climb into the top half of the Premier League table.
Dyche made two changes from the side that won impressively at Nottingham Forest last time out, as Seamus Coleman returned to senior action for the first time since recovering from a knee injury sustained in May, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin - who missed the Blues' victory at the City ground with a minor calf issue - also returned.
James Garner missed out after being struck down with illness, while Beto dropped to the bench.
The change in personnel meant a tweak in Everton's shape, as Ashley Young advanced into a right midfield role, while Jack Harrison moved in-field just behind Calvert-Lewin and Doucoure dropped into a deeper position to the one he has become accustomed to under Dyche.
The Blues started the contest brightly, with Coleman involved inside the opening six minutes as his clever turn on the byline beat the returning Anthony Gordon, who joined the Magpies in January after submitting a formal transfer request, only for Jarrad Branthwaite's header under pressure to be deflected wide of the target.
Both teams continued to feel each other out in the opening 20 minutes before Jordan Pickford's long pass missed intended target Young and ran through for Harrison, who picked out Calvert-Lewin with a slide-rule pass - however the striker's first-time effort was scuffed into the floor and Martin Dubravka clung on.
McNeil came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock just after the hour mark after alert work to win possession on the halfway line but, following a neat one-two with Harrison, he prodded his left-footed effort inches wide of the post.
The golden chance of the opening period - which saw Everton finish with an xG of 1.92 compared to Newcastle's 0.52 - fell for Calvert-Lewin.
A diagonal delivery from a free-kick on the halfway line was nodded down by James Tarkowski and then helped on by Branthwaite, but after chesting the ball with his first touch the Blues' number 9 then blazed a left-footed volley over the crossbar.
Gordon squandered what was, perhaps, Newcastle's best opportunity of the match 16 minutes after the interval. After pinching possession inside the Blues' penalty area, the Everton Academy graduate set himself before unleashing a tame shot straight at Pickford.
There was some concern for Coleman on 66 minutes, as he left the pitch to a standing ovation following physio treatment on his return to Premier League action.
While Eddie Howe's side clawed their way back into the contest in the second period, it was Everton who took a deserved lead on 79 minutes, when McNeil picked Kieran Trippier's pocket on the halfway line before driving forward and eventually rifling home, via the slightest of deflections off Fabian Schar, past Dubravka.
The dust had barely settled on that strike when Trippier was caught in possession again - this time by Harrison, who dribbled to the byline before digging out a low cross that was thundered home by Doucoure from 12-yards out.
Beto added a third four minutes into stoppage time, the Portuguese striker picking up possession in the right channel before shrugging off a couple of attempted challenges before prodding into the Gwladys Street net to send Goodison into raptures.
There were more scenes of defiance at the full-time whistle, with the belief flowing through players, staff and supporters palpable.
Next up for Everton is the visit of Chelsea on Sunday (10 December).
Everton had 13 shots in the first half – that is the joint-most shots Newcastle have faced in the first half of a Premier League game under Eddie Howe, facing the same amount against Spurs in October 2022.
The Blues were rewarded for their patience with three goals in the closing stages, finishing the match with an xG of 3.23, compared to the Magpies xG of 1.58.
Johnny On The Spot
While asked to play in a deeper role in the absence of Amadou Onana and James Garner, Abdoulaye Doucouré still managed to make his impact felt at the top end of the pitch with his fifth strike of the campaign.
Doucouré has scored 10 goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League under Dyche; in his 69 previous appearances for Everton under predecessors Frank Lampard, Duncan Ferguson, Rafael Benítez and Carlo Ancelotti, he scored four times.
Seamus Coleman's made his 353rd appearance in the Premier League for Everton on the night he returned to action from a serious knee injury - and is now the outright most of any outfield player for the Club in the competition.
He won all four of his four duels, completed two of his two attempted tackles, made three clearances and completed five first-third entries (third highest in Everton side) before being replaced on 66 minutes with what Dyche explained afterwards as "a minor issue".
Two In Two
Dwight McNeil - on his 200th club appearance in all competitions - scored his 16th career goal with 14 of those goals coming under Sean Dyche.
The winger was also awarded an assist for his part in Doucouré's goal, while creating four chances in total. He was constantly involved throughout the contest, his 64 total touches more than any other Everton player.