Roberto Martinez has hailed match winner Samuel Eto'o as "incredible" after the Cameroonian's brace handed Everton all three points against a beleaguered Burnley.
The 33-year-old striker scored either side of half time at Turf Moor as the Toffees emerged 3-1 victors against Sean Dyche's side.
The win took Everton to ninth place in the Premier League, while Burnley slumped to 19th on just four points.
Blues manager Martinez told Everton's official website he was impressed by the travelled striker's all-round performance.
"Everyone will speak about Samuel's goals and his finishes but as a manager I was more pleased with his all-round contribution," the Spaniard said.
"His link-up play was exceptional and his defensive work very disciplined. For someone who is at this experienced part of his career, to play 90 minutes on Thursday and today shows how he looks after himself.
"He is an incredible professional to have in a young group and dressing room. I was extremely proud of his performance."
Eto'o's first goal came after just four minutes when he arrived on to the end of a Leighton Baines cross to powerfully head past Tom Heaton in the Burnley goal.
Danny Ings then pounced on a defensive error to round Tim Howard and score his first Premier League goal, but parity lated nine minutes as Romelu Lukaku put Everton back in front.
The victory was completed in emphatic style when Eto'o cut in on his right foot to curl beyond Heaton's left hand post from outside the box.
The result was Everton's first consecutive win of the season and came on the back of a positive 0-0 draw against Lille in the Europa League on Thursday 23 October.
"It was an interesting week for us and a terrific challenge," Martinez added. "We had to face a difficult team at home in Aston Villa and then we had an important game in Lille in the Europa League.
"Coming here today, I knew it would be a really tough game. Burnley have been unfortunate this season that they haven't got more points because their efforts deserved it."