Darron Gibson admitted his match-winning goal against Mancheter City relieved a lot of stress following his arrival at Everton.
The 24-year-old, who joined Everton from Manchester United during last month's transfer window, did his old club a massive favour with the winner of title-chasing City to allow United to move level on points with their neighbours at the top of the table.
Gibson has thanked his new team-mates for helping settle so quickly at Goodison Park and he was delighted to get off the mark with Everton with his strike against City.
"It is a great time (to score), especially against them," Gibson told Everton TV.
"It came across from the left and Landon (Donovan) controlled it.
"I think he was going to have a shot but luckily he put it in my path and I struck through it and it went in.
"It was a great feeling, a lot of stress relieved.
"All the lads have welcomed me brilliantly. They have just made me feel at home and I have settled in brilliantly and I am really enjoying it."
Gibson was full of praise for his new side's showing against league leaders City.
"I am just delighted we got the three points," added Gibson.
"It was unbelievable, the lads went out and put a great shift in and thankfully we got the result in the end.
"We knew we had to go out and work really hard and try to stop them playing to get any sort of result and I think we did it really well.
"We knew we would get a few chances in the game and we took one."
Tony Hibbert, who was forced to play as a makeshift central defender due to injuries, admitted it was a special night for the Toffees to beat City.
"It was great to play in and it was a special night for us," noted Hibbert.
"It was one of those days at Goodison, the crowd were behind us. The way we played and kept them out was phenomenal really.
"It was not just the back four or the midfield, but the whole team played really well."