'They question us' - Sean Dyche makes honest Everton fans claim after Crystal Palace victory
Everton picked up a third away victory in the Premier League this season at Selhurst Park.
The Toffees earned a third away victory of the season with a 3-2 triumph at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Before Dyche's arrival as manager in January, the Toffees had won just three Premier League away games from the start of the 2021-22 season.
But their victory in a thrilling encounter against the Eagles - with Idrissa Gana Gueye netting an 86th-minute winner after goals from Vitalii Mykolneko and Abdoulaye Doucoure had been cancelled out by Eberechi Eze (penalty) and Odsonne Edouard - means Everton have picked up 10 points on the road so far this term. Only Tottenham Hotspur (14) and Manchester City (12) have garnered more.
Supporters from Merseyside yet against travelled down in their droves to south London. Dyche believes the away fans were 'fantastic' yet again against Palace and believes performances are rewarding those who vehemently follow their team up and down the country.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Everton boss Dyche said: "The group are beginning to realise. They know the Premier League, the away record was spoken about when I got here, it's changing. I said to them it's hard to dominate matches in the Premier League but particularly away from home. You look at the stats, the facts, home team - these included, - how can you find ways of winning? The pleasing thing is we didn't play as well with the ball today but the way our shape was good, belief and commitment to winning a game is such a big weapon in the Premier League.
"I told the player: 'I know you've got talent and more we showed today with the ball but that work ethic brings the truth of a side and I think the Evertonians are beginning to see that. They were fantastic again today, they travel all over the place in numbers. They question us, I'm fine with that because they come and if you come in the numbers you do, fine, have your questions but enjoy today and the other moments we've given them recently."