And Coleman acknowledged that his euphoric celebration - running towards the Gwladys Street end of Goodison before cupping his ears to the home support - was a response to what has been a frustrating spell.
Everton's skipper had not found the net since before a horrific leg break while playing for Republic of Ireland against Wales last March. In the first matches he scored three times as a winger yes, but after, he had games as a winger and didn't score. Pickford pushed his late attempt over and the Iran forward remains without a Premier League goal in four starts and six substitute appearances. It's not against the fans because that night in January is something which will stay with me for a long time.
"I'm really satisfied. I'm sure it was our best performance at home this season".
Lewis Dunk equalised for Brighton after Everton had taken the lead, but Seamus Coleman scored his first goal for 22 months soon after the restart before Richarlison sealed the win.
Victory moves Everton up to ninth in the table, while Brighton are 12th - enjoying a three-point cushion between themselves and West Ham United in 13th. Glenn Murray scored the lone goal for the Seagulls against Wolves.
"The only thing I didn't like was the corner [for Brighton's goal]".
"Never mind being aware of it from the outside, I am one person who is very capable of taking it on the chin and knowing when I am not good enough. It's something we have to keep working on".
His ability to play on either flank saw manager Marco Silva prioritise his arrival to Goodison Park in the off-season, but former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes he is showing the potential to become a leading centre-forward.
'Something you already know, some months ago, that Zouma won't be able to play next week.