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The former England international was out of contract

Everton v Manchester City: Roberto Martinez maintains belief that Everton can beat Arsenal to top-four finish

Everton must beat title-challengers City if they are to have any chance of beating the Gunners in the hunt for Champions League football next season

Everton have a record points tally under Roberto Martinez

Everton v Manchester City: Roberto Martinez vows Everton will 'give everything we've got'

Should Everton take points off City it would hand the Premier League title initiative back to Liverpool

Adnan Januzaj

Adnan Januzaj call-up: Kevin Mirallas told to 'stop talking nonsense' after questioning credentials of Manchester United youngster

The Everton forward is not keen on Januzaj being included in the Belgium squad for the World Cup

A view of Goodison Park

Everton stadium plans: Club confirm location in Liverpool identified to build new 50,000-capacity stadium

The Toffees have called Goodison Park home for 122 years but the club's chief executive has confirmed they have identified an unnamed plot to build a new stadium

Victory over Newcastle has taken Arsenal a step closer

Arsenal can secure Champions League football next season without kicking another ball as pressure on Everton to beat Manchester City

Failure to beat City this Saturday would all but end Everton's top-four hopes while defeat would see them in a battle with Tottenham for fifth

Roberto Martinez looks on during his Everton side's 2-0 defeat to Southampton

Everton could hold the key to Liverpool's Premier League title hopes - and Andy Gray believes fans will not mind if they lose to Manchester City

City visit Goodison Park this weekend with the knowledge that victories in their final three matches will likely see them clinch the title

Jose Mourinho remonstrates from the sidelines during Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Liverpool

Seven things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend: Everton were bound to lose; Jose Mourinho tactics won't matter at end of the season; Yaya Toure sparks Manchester City into life

Also, Hull tough on struggling sides; Fans turning on Paul Lambert; Booing the victims of red card offences; tribute to Tito Vilanova

Antolin Alcarez heads in an own goal to give Southampton the lead

Southampton 2 Everton 0 match report: Antolin Alcaraz blunder sets the tone as woeful Everton make a fine mess

A pair of own goals from Alcaraz and Seamus Coleman hands Arsenal the advantage in the hunt for Champions League qualification

Roberto Martinez appears delighted as Everton score in the 3-0 victory over Arsenal

Everton manager Roberto Martinez expects Arsenal to slip up in race for top-four in Premier League table

The Gunners hold the advantage in the race for the final Champions League place

Lacina Traore celebrates scoring in the FA Cup on his debut for Everton

Everton transfer news: Roberto Martinez keen to keep Lacina Traore, despite awful loan spell

Injuries have blighted the Ivorian's spell at Goodison since joining in January

Roberto Martinez and David Moyes on the sidelines during Everton's 2-0 win over Manchester United

David Moyes sacked: Roberto Martinez offers support for Everton predecessor and believes he'll have no trouble finding another job

Martinez believes Moyes will be stronger from the experience and has tipped him to bounce back after United sacking

Everton defender Syvain Distin suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-0 victory over Manchester United

Everton defender Sylvain Distin awaits news on hamstring injury that could end his season

Distin was forced off during the 2-0 victory over Manchester United last weekend and Roberto Martinez has already ruled him out of this weekend's tie with Southampton

Kevin Mirallas celebrates after scoring for Everton against Manchester United

Kevin Mirallas injury latest: Everton forward will miss push for top-four finish in Premier League

The Belgian was hurt in the victory over Manchester United at the weekend

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on during his side's defeat to Everton

David Moyes says Manchester United passed 'brilliantly', despite 2-0 defeat to Everton

Manchester United manager was eager to point out the positives after humiliating return to Goodison Park

Manchester United manager David Moyes looks on during his side's defeat to Everton
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