Kevin Mirallas scored a superb solo goal Saturday to give Everton a 1-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League that kept his team in the hunt for a Champions League spot.
The Belgium international struck from an electrifyingly quick counter-attack in the first half which left defenders trailing in his wake.
His sixth goal of the season, although only his third in 18 league appearances, was enough to ensure David Moyes' side built on their victory over champions Manchester City before the international break.
Everton began the day six points outside Champions League qualification but by the final whistle they were just four behind fourth-placed Chelsea , who slipped up at Southampton.
Their quest to play among Europe's elite for only the second time remains a possibility and the first half of next month is crucial to their hopes as they face Spurs and, more importantly, Arsenal - the team who stand between them and the top four.
Stoke, however, are looking over their shoul...