Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has described the release of "pure emotion" after helping his side to a memorable win at Manchester City.
Howard produced an outstanding performance as Everton, playing with 10 men for most of the second half, held on for a 2-1 win at Eastlands that denied City top spot in the Barclays Premier League.
Everton's delight was clear at ending a seven-game winless run was obvious as the players and manager David Moyes celebrated vigorously on the pitch after the game.
Howard said in the Liverpool Echo: "It was a raw reaction at the end.
"That was pure emotion for us, and we said in the dressing room that it was weird how good that felt.
"We've beaten a few top teams over the years, but this felt really good. I can't put my finger on it but you saw at the end what it meant to us. Maybe it was the cold, maybe because they could have gone top of the league, but you saw what it meant to us."