After opening his Everton goals account against Spurs last season, the Croatian hit the ground running with a quickfire 10 goals in his next 12 starts. Despite still registering almost a goal every other game this season, Jelavic hasn’t been quite as prolific – having gone three games without a goal before Saturday. But he hopes that the clinically converted finish from Marouane Fellaini’s flick will now spark another flood of goals.
“For a striker it is always important to score for confidence and for the fans and the team as well, so I hope I can score many for them.
“Obviously I am pleased to score but the most important thing was the three points. It was a tough game, with them scoring in the last minute of the first half.
“We were better in the second half and scored two quick goals so in the end I think we deserved the victory.” Jelavic (left) has scored 16 goals in 23 starts since arriving from Rangers in January.