English Premiership

Martinez: Everton deserved a point

2016-04-04 14:11
Roberto Martinez (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side were hard one by in their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Anthony Martial struck in the 54th minute for United to resign the Toffees to a third consecutive Premier League defeat, leaving them 12th in the standings.

"It is a real disappointment because you have that 'nearly' feeling," the Spaniard said.

"We are disappointed with the goal we conceded and after that we created the better chances.

"In the first half we didn't make the right choices and all in all we need to do much better in terms of getting a better result.We lost because we showed poor execution in some moments and conceded a soft goal.

"The difference between the two teams was minimal but we ended up losing the game. My disappointment is we couldn't get a draw from a game where our performance was worthy of that."

Despite the defeat, the former Swansea City and Wigan Athletic boss praised young centre-back John Stones for his "very strong" showing.

"It was a very mature performance, he didn't put a foot wrong," Martinez added. "He looks refreshed to me and I can see a player who is growing all the time. His display was very strong.

"His decisions of when to take time on the ball and when not to were spot on and his defensive intensity was really good."


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