Michael Keane headed the winner to take Everton back into the top four, with a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Keane rose highest in the 77th minute to power home a left-wing cross by Andre Gomes from six yards out to give the Toffees their third consecutive Premier League away victory.
Alex Iwobi had given Everton a sixth-minute lead when he fired home Lucas Digne’s centre from close range.
Ruben Neves levelled for Wolves eight minutes later, when he volleyed in Rayan Ait-Nouri’s left-wing cross.
Neves also hit the outside of a post with a free-kick, but Everton saw out the match safely.
The Toffees move on to 32 points – level with Leicester City and three ahead of fifth-placed Spurs – while Wolves slip to 14th on goals scored behind Crystal Palace.
Wolves: 16 Jan v West Brom (H)
Everton: 17 Jan v Aston Villa (A)