McNeil's 'Massive' Goodison Moment

Dwight McNeil says providing another match-winning contribution is "massive" for confidence but says Everton will not get carried away following a superb 3-0 win over Newcastle United.

After scoring the goal to secure victory at Nottingham Forest five days previously, McNeil - on his 200th club appearance in all competitions - set the Blues on their way to another three points with another thunderous left-footed strike.

The winger, who created four chances in total and had more touches on the night than any other Everton player (64), was then awarded an assist for his part in Abdoulaye Doucouré's goal seven minutes later.

Substitute Beto secured an emphatic win in stoppage time, as 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.

"It's massive [for confidence], I'm just happy to help the team when I can then we went on and scored two more amazing goals," said McNeil. "I think we created some good chances before we went ahead, especially in the first half and the start of the second half, where we could have scored. But it shows how far we've come and the character we've got in the squad to keep going and score three goals. Of course, everyone is happy.

"It means a lot for the fans as well. They've been through a difficult time and we know, as I've said before, that this Club is their lives. It's nice to give them something, get back to winning ways with a clean sheet and put three more points on the board. 

"It's good for our confidence but we can't get too ahead of ourselves because we know we've got a massive game coming up against Chelsea on Sunday. We've got to keep going from here."

Beto's strike came after a move made up of 29 passes, the longest pass sequence leading to an Everton goal ever in the Premier League.

"Everyone is buzzing for him," added McNeil. "Everyone is delighted for him to get his first Premier League goal. 

"Everyone is buzzing about the build-up to the goal as well, with the passes that were made."