Everton ran out 1-0 winners at home to Cardiff City in the Premier League today.
A Gylfi Sigurdsson strike right on the hour mark was enough to give The Toffees all three points and Marco Silva was pleased with how his team went about their task.
“The most important thing was the three points. The first half was not the best performance, we started slow. We should do things faster against teams like this who are strong in defence,” Silva told BBC Sport.
“It was different in the second half, we started to create more problems. But every moment we didn’t score the game is always open, that is the Premier League.”
Silva felt that despite Everton‘s lack of a second goal, they were good value for the win.
“We were mature and competent. We should have scored the second to kill the match, but we deserved the three points. We were the better team.
“The players are working really hard, all together with good spirit, and that is what I want.
“We are happy. We will analyse the match and then prepare for the next one like we always do.”
Everton have now won four of their last six league games and are 6th in the table, just two points behind Arsenal.