Alan Pardew: "What we have shown is that we have got a real offensive look about us. But we have got to make sure we are tight enough to cope with that.
"We weren't against Hull, but in the last three or four games other than that game, we have been and that's important.
"If we are going to have a more offensive look, then we have got to make sure the back door is shut.
"It was on Wednesday night. We got a clean sheet again and that was a good thing.
"Everton have signed some good players and you would have to say that they have got what looks like a stronger squad than David had last year.
"Certainly the chairman there has done his bit, and they could be the surprise package of the season.
"Sammy Ameobi's contribution down the left impressed me.
"I think that's his best position, on the left-hand side. He gives us a natural left foot and gives us a bit more width on that side when he plays.
"There are moments where he just has to improve his final decision, and that comes from experience sometimes, but there's no doubting his talent."