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Martinez says result will give Everton a massive boost

Manager's post-match quotes

Roberto Martinez is 'staying alive'!
Roberto Martinez is 'staying alive'!
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Roberto Martinez spoke to the press after the game where Everton nicked the three points right at the death at Newcastle United. While Everton once again dominated the first half and had little to show for it, there were some positives to come from this game. The Blues have only their fourth clean sheet of the season, while Tom Cleverley finally his first goal for Everton. With ten late goals, the Toffees now have the most goals after the 75th minute of play in the Premier League.

Here is what Martinez had to say after the game -

"We deserved that final kick in terms of getting the three points.

"This result is an accumulation of lessons we have learnt and that's very pleasing as a manager looking at your players wanting to take responsibility and get better.

"I felt very satisfied with the way we were performing throughout the game. In football, you have to take your chances but the way we controlled the game was very pleasing.

"We started extremely well and dominated the first 20 minutes. Elliot in goal was outstanding. I've reviewed some of the game and we had five clear-cut opportunities - to have that away from home was impressive but, more than ever, it was about getting through the period home teams always get."

On match-winner Cleverley -

"Tom has great experience in controlling the moment," he added. "He's been given unfair treatment over the last three years but I know him well and the way he has been performing for our football club - that's him back to his best.

"He's an English talent that goes further than just being someone who can do everything. He's outstanding at what he does."