Doucoure Lauds 'Crazy Win' And Dyche Impact

Abdoulaye Doucoure spoke about the "great momentum" building under manager Sean Dyche after Everton made it six wins from their past nine matches with a "crazy" 3-2 triumph at Crystal Palace.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who signed a new contract with the Club earlier this month, bagged his fourth goal of the season at Selhurst Park to put the Blues 2-1 ahead early in the second half, before setting up Idrissa Gana Gueye's 86th-minute winner to spark jubilant scenes in the away end.

The success was Everton's third in London this term following victories at Brentford and West Ham United. Doucoure became the team's joint top-scorer in the process, alongside Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as the Toffees strengthened the huge strides being made under Dyche.

Doucoure was quick to praise the manager for the impact he has had on his game, and the squad overall, and revealed the belief and confidence being instilled to keep progressing.

"Everyone has been able to show their quality under the manager," said Doucoure. "Since he came in he has put a lot of energy and confidence in the team. I think we’ve tried to repay the faith he gives to us in the week. From a personal point of view, we have worked together well so far and I’m very happy.

"The momentum is great. We knew we didn’t get the results at the start of the season but the performances were very good. At the moment we are winning games and that’s the most important thing in football. Our momentum is great, the team is working so hard so we deserve to have those points."

In a frantic encounter in south London, Everton took a first-minute lead through Vitalli Mykolenko - his second goal in seven days - only for the hosts to level moments later when Eberechi Eze netted from the spot.

Another fast start in the second half saw Doucoure score from close range after Mykolenko's sweet volley had rebounded off the post. And although Palace made it 2-2 through Odsonne Edouard, the Blues had the final say when Doucoure picked out substitute Gana in the area to fire past keeper Sam Johnstone.

"We’re very happy," added Doucoure. "We knew it was going to be difficult at Crystal Palace but we started the game really well with the first goal. We conceded early after that but we came back in the second half with better attention. It was a crazy game but we’re so happy to have the three points.

"I’m always glad to score goals. I know this isn’t my first job but I’m always willing to help the team and I’m so happy for Gana to have scored that goal. I’m happy to contribute goals for Everton."