By Amir Mir

Ronald Koeman has cited Everton’s ‘belief’ as the main factor in his side’s first win of the Premier League season.

The Toffees beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, despite Tony Pulis’ side taking the lead after nine minutes.

Everton crawled their way back into the game when Kevin Mirallas scored just before half-time, before former Aston Villa man Gareth Barry headed home the winner on the hour mark.

Koeman took to his personal Twitter account on Saturday evening to praise his players, and he thanked the Everton fans for their support.

“Good win after [going] 1-0 down,” Koeman wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Great belief from the players to win the game. Thanks to the fans again.”

Koeman joined the Merseyside club earlier on in the summer, after leaving his post at Premier League rivals Southampton.

The Dutchman guided the south coast club to consecutive top eight finishes, and the highly-rated manager now hopes to guide Everton into Europe.

Everton fans were given another boost today after Koeman revealed that star striker Romelu Lukaku had withdrawn his transfer request and was committing his future to the club.

Everton drew with Tottenham in the opening week of the Premier League season, and now prepare to host League Two side Yeovil Town in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

In other Everton team news, Kevin Mirallas offers his thoughts on Yannick Bolasie’s arrival.