Alex Iwobi’s new manager at Everton, Carlo Ancelotti went emotional over Toffees fans reception on home debut at Goodison Park.
Ancelotti hailed his winning start at Everton as a “special day”.
The Italian started his stint as Toffees boss with three points against Burnley thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late diving header.
Ancelotti was appointed on Saturday but watched the draw with Arsenal from the stands as caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson took charge.
He was given a huge ovation when he appeared from the Goodison Park tunnel to start life as Everton boss.
The ex-Chelsea boss said: “For me It was really special. The reception was fantastic here at Goodison Park.
“It was a fantastic moment at the beginning of the game, I know how fantastic it is here, it is a big club with a big tradition and we want to go to the top.”
Everton needed to be patient before Calvert-Lewin dived down to head home the winner in the 80th minute.
The Toffees striker had missed three earlier headers while Djibril Sidibe and Mason Holgate had efforts saved by Burnley keeper Nick Pope.
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Ancelotti added: “At the end the performance was good, not top, but good.”
Meanwhile, Iwobi is still recovering from the ankle injury that saw him sit out of Boxing Day clash.