Everton moved ever closer to city rivals Liverpool on Wednesday evening, claiming a 2-1 win at Leeds to climb back into fifth place.
The Toffees had been sixth coming into their midweek fixture, but now sit just five points off the Premier League champions with two games in hand.
Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring early to finish off a sweeping Everton attack. Nice play led to Lucas Digne getting to the byline after a fine Andre Gomes pass, and his centred cross picked out the Iceland international to tap in.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin doubled their lead before halt time. Sigurdsson’s corner was flicked on by Ben Godfrey at the near post, and the No.9 headed home the loose ball.
Raphinha halved the deficit shortly after the restart, calmly finishing to give Leeds hope.
Everton take on Manchester United at Old Trafford next.