Fellaini: It was a team effort

Fellaini was a menace to the United defence all night and capped

an impressive all-round performance with the winner, an unstoppable

bullet header from Darron Gibson’s corner.

The Belgian, however, was quick to pay tribute to the team

effort this evening as they won their opening fixture for the first

time in five seasons.

“It was a good goal, it was a good cross, a good corner. It was

good for me and for Everton,” Fellaini told Sky Sports 1.

“Everton had a lot of chances in the first half and we had to

keep going and hoped the team scored.

“I think everybody was motivated. Manchester United is a great

club. Everybody is motivated, and I think today everybody played


Phil Jagielka was also quick to salute the team effort tonight

and urged Everton to carry their momentum into Saturday’s clash at

Aston Villa.

“We knew it was a great team like Man United but fortunately the

big man (Fellaini) put his head where it hurts and we had something

to hang on to,” said Jagielka.

“I think the whole team was a bit tired towards the end but the

effort that we all put in towards the end was fantastic and it’s

nice to send the Everton fans on the first day of our season home

with a win and not the doom and gloom we normally start with.

“It’s a fantastic start for us, three points. We’ll build on it

for the next game, we’ve got a big game coming up over the weekend

so if we can get another point away at Villa, or three, it’s going

to be fantastic start and hopefully instead of chasing the teams,

we can maybe chased for once.”