Anichebe expects strong reaction from Everton as they face Manchester City on Saturday

The Nigerian striker is hoping that the 3-0 home loss to Wigan will elicit the necessary reaction from all Everton players when they face the

After slumping to a 3-0 defeat in the FA Cup to Wigan last Saturday, Victor Anichebe expects his side to react with gusto in the Premiership when they host Manchester City on Saturday.

Anichebe was a second half substitute at Goodison Park after Wigan had raced a three goal lead by half time.

"It will be a good game to bounce back," Anichebe told The Liverpool Echo.

"The game at the weekend was crazy. It was a crazy three minutes. We watched it back at training and we saw the things we did wrong.

"Everyone could see several things that went wrong against Wigan.

“Nobody knows exactly what has happened. It is the first time we've been beaten like that this season."

Anichebe also reiterated the fact that they must mind their own business even though Liverpool, cross-town rivals have risen above them on the table.

"People are talking about our rivalry with Liverpool but we should just concentrate on ourselves and take every game as it comes.

“Hopefully we can look back at the end of the season and say we've had a great season."

He also said that the usual work ethic that characterised Everton under David Moyes must be rediscovered.

"We need to get back to the good things that Everton do - chase the ball hard, work hard and hopefully get the result," he said.

"I don't even think we should be looking at how many games we need to be winning. If you look at how many games you need to win you might get caught up in some stuff,” he concluded.

Anichebe has scored five goals in 16 league appearances this season.