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Premier League

Donovan back – and better

Everton loan signing Landon Donovan believes he is a better player now than during his first spell at Goodison Park. The United States international has returned for a two-month spell, having done the same last year.

He played 13 matches and scored twice and the American, who turns 30 in March, is confident he comes back to the Premier League a better player. "I am really excited to get back here and play. Since being here first time I've played in a World Cup and had another couple of years' experience," he said.

"I know exactly what I am getting into and exactly what is expected of me and, hopefully, I can fit in."