'It's a really, really good team' - Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti heaps praise on Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United
Leeds mustered 23 shots, six of which were on target, forcing Jordan Pickford to produce a fine performance in goal to prevent a high-scoring affair.
Everton themselves had 15 efforts and found Illan Meslier in top form in the Leeds' goal, as the two teams produced a thrilling encounter.
Ancelotti's men have lost four of their last five now, but he remained upbeat because he believes Everton's current direction of travel is the right one. They simply require everyone to contribute a little more.
"I think we are heading in the right direction," he said.
"We lost some players but that doesn't mean we are not in the right direction. What we are doing in this moment is not enough, everyone has to put a little bit more in, spirit, sacrifice, personality to have more consistency in the results."
The visitors moved onto 14 points from 10 games and sit 11th in the Premier League table after the win, two points behind the sixth-placed Toffees.
They have retained the same swashbuckling style of football that saw them romp to the Championship title last season, despite a step up in competition, and have created chances against every team they have faced, including the reigning champions Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.
Ancelotti is impressed with what Marcelo Bielsa has done at Elland Road.
"They play really well, they're a dynamic team, we knew this," said the former Milan, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager.
"They have a clear idea of football, create a lot of problems for teams they played against, Arsenal, Liverpool they lost 4-3.
"It's a really, really good team."