Wayne Rooney provided Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth with a ringing endorsement after the match.
"There's been a change of manager, it's been a positive change I believe in terms of performances, tonight aside," Rooney said on BT Sport.
"You can see that on the pitch. We have to keep trying to pick up points in the Premier Legaue and try and climb up the league.
"It's down to the board. That's their decision, since David Unsworth has come in there has been a great atmosphere amongst the players, some positive results and the players are enjoying day-to-day training, so the board have got a decision to make and I am sure they are working on it."