Sam Allardyce began his reign at Everton with a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park.
Naming an unchanged side from the midweek 4-0 win over West Ham, Allardyce was frustrated by the Terriers in the first half.
Gylfi Sigurdsson got the opener, latching on to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s neat flick to fire in on 47 minutes.
Wayne Rooney set up Calvert-Lewin to confirm the three points on 73 minutes, his deflected effort beating Jonas Lossl.
Everton climb up 10th, while Huddersfield fall to 16th.
Everton: 10 Dec v Liverpool (A)
Huddersfield: 9 Dec v Brighton (H)