Facing former boss David Moyes in front of new Everton manager Sam Allardyce, Unsworth fielded a strong team who ran out easy winners,
He said, “It’s a great night, not for me but for the club. Every player was committed. I asked them to be men tonight. If you can stand up there and fight in times of trouble, that says a lot.
“Great hat-trick, great display from Wayne. He was captain for a reason. I’m delighted for the club. I took over when we were in the bottom three and we’ve got out of it in the six weeks.
“We expect more. The players have shown tonight that when they are confident, we can keep clean sheets and score goals. Goodison must be a fortress for the rest of the season if we are to finish in the top half.
“I spoke to Sam Allardyce for about 10 or 15 minutes about the season in general, but I picked the team.”