Everton showed glimpses of returning to their best form in the 3-1 FA Cup fifth-round replay triumph over Oldham.
David Moyes' side closed February with a victory having endured four winless matches in all competitions, including a dramatic 2-2 draw with their League One opponents which made the Merseyside return necessary.
Everton 3-1 Oldham
Goals from recalled forward Kevin Mirallas and Leon Osman came either side of a Leighton Baines penalty and, although Latics' FA Cup goal hero Matt Smith climbed off the bench to power home another towering header, the Toffees' secured a home quarter-final tie against Wigan in relative comfort.
Injuries have lent a stop-start feel to Mirallas' debut season in English football, but he got the nod ahead of Steven Naismith to face Oldham and responded with a well-taken finish from Darron Gibson's measured 15th-minute cross - a first Everton goal since September's 3-0 Barclays Premier League win at Swansea.