Saturday, 12th April, 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has saluted his side's 1-0 win away at Sunderland, which has sent the Toffees above Arsenal and into fourth spot in the Premier League.

Martinez's men were made to wait for their winner at the Stadium of Light, the breakthrough coming in the 75th minute when Wes Brown turned a Gerard Deulofeu cross into his own net.

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Everton held firm to see out the match and grab a three-point haul which moves them up to fourth in the Premier League, with 66 points from 33 games, two ahead of Arsenal.

Martinez wasted no time in saluting his side's performance, being quoted as saying by the BBC: "It was a difficult game and you could tell what was at stake for both teams.


"From our point of view, to keep a clean sheet in those circumstances was very pleasing and it was also important to take one of our chances too.

"It makes for a very satisfying performance full of character and personality.

"We came into this game on the back of a stylish win at home to Arsenal but in this league you have to adapt quickly to playing different teams and doing what you have to do."

Everton are next in action on Wednesday, when they host Crystal Palace. Following that clash, on Sunday 20th April the Tofeees welcome seventh-placed Manchester United to Goodison Park.

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