Everton boss David Moyes claimed the best was still to come after his side's stunning defeat of Manchester United.
Youngsters Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell came off the bench to secure a superb 3-1 win over the Barclays Premier League champions with late goals at Goodison Park. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov had earlier cancelled out a Dimitar Berbatov goal with a brilliant strike from 25 yards.
Moyes said: ``We can start looking upwards a bit more than downwards. This was always going to be a tricky month and we have started it pretty well. It was a great result and you don't beat the big teams that often so we are delighted."
He added: "I have said for a while on our day we can be a match for the teams above. We have not got everyone fit but I think it shows the spirit we have got. I think we can play better and I think we will.''
Everton have had to contend with a lengthy injury list for most of the season and this week learned key midfielder Marouane Fellaini would miss the rest of the campaign.
Another influential midfielder, Tim Cahill, was also missing after suffering a calf injury in midweek.
"We are winning the games without Fellaini and Cahill and it was Fellaini and (Steven) Pienaar the other week," added Moyes.
"At the start of the season we struggled to win the games when we had players missing, but there were reasons for that.
"I honestly think when we have got the squad together we can be a match for most teams. The players know what I expect and how I want it to be. And they took it on.
"I really wanted to have a go at Manchester United, the players wanted to have a go. I thought we did that as much as we possibly could. I thought we grew into the game, we got stronger as it went on."
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