"When you are far away from the first position sometimes people give up, but we never give up," Guardiola said. "We played great so I'm delighted for the guys. This period is so tough. We did really well. Three more points and closer to Leicester."
"We have to keep going," added Guardiola. "We have FA Cup then the EFL Cup. Other teams dropped points for the top four so it was an important win."
The 22-year-old striker Gabriel Jesus seems to particularly enjoy playing against Everton - he has now scored seven goals in five appearances against them and could have had more here on top of his pair of fine finishes. Jesus came within inches of his first Premier League hat-trick when he slammed a shot against Pickford's post and forced the Toffees keeper into a fine low save before the end.