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Everton counting the cost of Man City win

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Everton may have secured a 2-1 victory against Man City in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg but it has come at a cost with three players picking up injuries.

Tom Cleverley was forced off at half-time while Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman limped off in the closing stages.

Roberto Martinez confirmed after the game that midfielder Cleverley had suffered a recurrence of a calf injury and will be assessed.

Lukaku was still able to head home the winner despite limping after taking a knock to the ankle. The Belgian was later taken off as a precaution though and Martinez is hopeful it isn't too serious.

Coleman, however, has suffered a calf strain and Roberto estimates he will be out for around three or four weeks.

With Tyias Browning and Tony Hibbert also out injured Everton are looking short at right-back, with John Stones and the returning Phil Jagielka likely candidates to slot into Coleman's position.

Speculation linking Everton with Leeds Utd right-back Sam Bryam may also now intensify in the coming days.

Speaking after the game Martinez said:

"I'm very proud of the team. It was a great atmosphere and a great result."

"The winning mentality we showed after the equaliser was very impressive. It shows how far we've come since August.

"Rom will be assessed. I don't know if he'll be available for the weekend, but I don't expect it to be too serious."

"Seamus Coleman's injury is the most serious of the three. Cleverley had a calf problem that flared up at half-time."