Everton Women managerJean-Luc Vasseur credited his squad and backroom staff after overseeing his first win in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.
Simone Magill came off the bench to slot home the only goal of the game as the Blues beat Leicester City 1-0.
While there was a feeling of déjà vu for the Frenchman, who had secured his first win as Toffees boss at the Pirelli Stadium three weeks earlier, Sunday’s match was a far closer and tougher encounter.
Vasseur praise the work-rate of his players in the week building up to the clash - and says three points was a just reward for their commitment.
“I’m very happy for my players, the Club, the staff because we have worked very hard last week to prepare for Sunday’s game,” he told evertontv.
“It’s always difficult to play against a team that are bottom of the table.
“It’s a good result for us and one we can build upon in the future.”
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VASSEUR ON FIRST WSL WIN
Leicester City are yet to pick up a point in the WSL this season, with a late strike from Brighton in their last league outing a hammer blow for the Foxes.
Vassuer knew the hosts’ desperation to get off the mark this season and praised his side for being patient to find their opener.
“We watched footage of their previous game in the league against Brighton,” he added.
“It took until the 93rd minute until Brighton scored so we knew we had to be patient to find our way into the game.
“In the first half and the beginning of the second we had chances to score but didn’t.
“We need to show that killer instinct to put those chances away and make a difference on the game quicker.”
There will now be a two-week break from domestic action, with a number of Blues set to represent their nations during the international break.
Everton Women are next in action against Durham on Sunday 5 December in the Continental Cup, before welcoming West Ham United a week later in the WSL.