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Post match quotes from the manager

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Snippets from Roberto Martinez's press conference after Everton lost at Goodison Park 2-0 to Manchester City.

On Brendan Galloway's injury -

"Brendan has been terrific and we as a football club are ready to give young players an opportunity,"
"He picked up a patella tendon problem that we’ll assess in the next 24 to 48 hours. It’s probably more to do with his age and the fact he’s still growing rather than a structural injury.
"Bryan Oviedo is fully fit and needs a bit of match fitness now. Hopefully we’ll see him on the pitch very soon."

On the presence of River Plate defender Ramiro Funes Mori at the stadium today with an Everton scarf -

"It's not done. He's here, we have to meet over the next 24 hours and see if we can conclude a deal with his club."

The gist of which is that he expects three more signings, one of which would be Mori once his work permit was sorted out. He wouldn't respond to any questions about Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko though.

On further transfer news -

"I expect a couple of signings in the next few days."

On John Stones staying at Everton -

"It puts a smile on your face to see him play, He's an incredible footballer, at such a young age. He was outstanding."
"We have our own aims, our own objectives. He's part of our future."

On City scoring the first goal -

"I think the first goal seemed to be too important today," he explained. "We always knew it was going to be an important one playing against a quality side, but I think it affected us a little bit too much.

"I thought up to that goal, especially in the first half, we probably had the best moments in the game. We defended really well, we frustrated Man City and I thought we carried a real threat - but we didn't have our normal composure or the know-how that we usually carry.

"I thought the game was going in our favour. Then, in the second half, the goal is a really bad moment for us. It comes from us being very sloppy on the ball and us giving them a counter-attack, which ended up in the back of our net and that gave them a real sense of control.

"The crowd were fantastic and got us back into the game, but we didn't have that bit of luck in front of goal that you need to score in certain moments. I think we probably missed that today, we weren't clinical enough."

On the game overall -

"In terms of effort and the way in which we had a proper face-to-face confrontation with a team, who, in my eyes, are the best in the league at the moment is pleasing and we can take a lot of positives from that," he continued.

"Man City have outstanding players, but so do we. I think we showed that we are young and we have more potential [to fulfil] - but we need to use games like today to learn hard lessons and develop that potential that we have in the squad."

On Tim Howard's performance -

"Tim overall was special. Unfair to say that he was (at fault for Kolarov goal),"

Check back here as the day goes on and we update the quotes as we get them.