Like Everton fans the world over, Bill Kenwright’s Saturday afternoon proved to be far better than he expected.

A 2-0 win over West Ham United, in a game Everton dominated from start to finish, was the perfect way to start the weekend.

Not only did it help to ease the pressure on Marco Silva, who was told he had three games to save his job earlier the week, but also lifted Everton out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Critical to the impressive performance from Brazilian Bernard, who was brought into the starting line up as part of several changes from Silva.

It was his goal that opened the scoring in the game, the Brazilian forward jinking in the box before firing superbly from an almost impossible angle to hand Everton a deserved lead.

That strike was Bernard’s latest bit of magic in blue and only added to the positive relationship he’s built since arriving at the club last summer.

One fan is Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, who didn’t hesitate to declare his admiration when he stopped to talk to ESPN Brasil after the game.

“I love this boy, I’ve loved him since the first time I saw him on the pitch,” he told them.

“He’s so little, and yet he still does things with the ball. He’s defending; he’s up, he’s in the middle.

“That’s what Evertonians love more than anything. And by the way, great goal.”