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Injury woes for Everton

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Everton may be without seven first-team players including Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley as they look to remedy their poor home form against Southampton.

Only bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa have fewer points than the Toffees when playing in their own stadium this season as just 16 of their total haul of 40 points have come at Goodison Park

They will attempt to record just a fifth home win in the Barclays Premier League this term against Saints on Saturday with a squad that has been stretched by injuries and suspension.

Phil Jagielka and Tom Cleverley are not yet ready to return, while James McCarthy is suspended following his dismissal against Crystal Palace in a game that saw Leighton Baines, Aaron Lennon, Barkley and Lukaku all pick up knocks.

"Leighton Baines, Aaron Lennon and Ross Barkley will be assessed; they picked up some knocks against Crystal Palace," manager Roberto Martinez said

"Obviously James McCarthy will be missing
Romelu Lukaku has been carrying a little bit of a problem, we're going to assess him today if he can make the squad or not.

"In the Crystal Palace game he stretched for an action in the second half and he felt his groin slightly
He didn't train yesterday and we're hoping he can train today and we'll assess him from there.

"I don't think any of those is a long-term injury, they are more the effect of a big amount of games in this period and it's probably a question of hours rather than weeks."

Everton's most recent home game saw them defeated 2-0 by Arsenal and the hosts produced a performance their manager termed "fearful".

It was an eighth reverse of the campaign for the Toffees at Goodison Park and Martinez knows that if their away form matched their results at home, they would be a lot higher up the table than 12th.

"We haven't been able to celebrate enough victories in front of our own crowd; that's been a real disappointment this season," Martinez admitted.

"There are contrasting results, I wouldn't say performances – I think at times we've had performances that have been good enough to get positive results.

"You are looking at two defeats in 16 away from home that's as good as we've been
Our first away game was against Southampton in that 3-0 victory, from that point on our performances away from home have been really, really strong
That's what we wanted
That's an away record that would be top four

"At home it's totally contrasting – eight defeats is nowhere near good enough, that's where you build your season on the strength of the results at home
That's a contrasting story that is very, very difficult to explain."

Source : PA

Everton v Southampton – complete head-to-head statistics

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Everton v Southampton head-to-head record

A complete record of competitive matches played between the two teams.

At Everton (42) At Southampton (42)
Results Total % Results Total %
Everton 30 71.43 Southampton 19 45.24
Southampton 5 11.90 Everton 12 28.57
Draws 7 16.67 Draws 11 26.19
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Everton 89 2.12 Southampton 64 1.52
Southampton 30 0.71 Everton 55 1.31
On Neutral Ground (0) Overall (84 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Everton 0 0.00 Everton 42 50.00
Southampton 0 0.00 Southampton 24 28.57
Draws 0 0.00 Draws 18 21.43
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Everton 0 0.00 Everton 144 1.71
Southampton 0 0.00 Southampton 94 1.12
Records
Highest Aggregate 8 Everton 7 – 1 Southampton 1996/1997
Highest Everton score: 8 Everton 8 – 0 Southampton 1971/1972
Highest Southampton score: 3 Southampton 3 – 0 Everton 2014/2015
Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2015/2016 Sat 15 Aug Southampton 0 – 3 Everton Premier League
1930/1931 Sat 01 Aug Southampton 2 – 1 Everton Second Division
Sat 01 Aug Everton 2 – 1 Southampton Second Division
2014/2015 Sat 04 Apr Everton 1 – 0 Southampton Premier League
Sat 20 Dec Southampton 3 – 0 Everton Premier League
2013/2014 Sat 26 Apr Southampton 2 – 0 Everton Premier League
Sun 29 Dec Everton 2 – 1 Southampton Premier League
2012/2013 Mon 21 Jan Southampton 0 – 0 Everton Premier League
Sat 29 Sep Everton 3 – 1 Southampton Premier League
2004/2005 Sun 06 Feb Southampton 2 – 2 Everton Premiership
Sat 16 Oct Everton 1 – 0 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 21 Feb Southampton 3 – 3 Everton Premiership
Sun 19 Oct Everton 0 – 0 Southampton Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 22 Feb Everton 2 – 1 Southampton Premiership
Wed 11 Sep Southampton 1 – 0 Everton Premiership
2001/2002 Sat 20 Apr Southampton 0 – 1 Everton Premiership
Sun 02 Dec Everton 2 – 0 Southampton Premiership
2000/2001 Sat 17 Mar Southampton 1 – 0 Everton Premiership
Sat 14 Oct Everton 1 – 1 Southampton Premiership
1999/2000 Sat 22 Jan Southampton 2 – 0 Everton Premiership
Sat 21 Aug Everton 4 – 1 Southampton Premiership
1998/1999 Sun 16 May Southampton 2 – 0 Everton Premiership
Sat 12 Dec Everton 1 – 0 Southampton Premiership
1997/1998 Sat 07 Mar Southampton 2 – 1 Everton Premiership
Sun 02 Nov Everton 0 – 2 Southampton Premiership
1996/1997 Wed 05 Mar Southampton 2 – 2 Everton Premiership
Sat 16 Nov Everton 7 – 1 Southampton Premiership
1995/1996 Sat 03 Feb Southampton 2 – 2 Everton Premiership
Sat 26 Aug Everton 2 – 0 Southampton Premiership
1994/1995 Sat 06 May Everton 0 – 0 Southampton Premiership
Sat 08 Oct Southampton 2 – 0 Everton Premiership
1993/1994 Sat 04 Dec Everton 1 – 0 Southampton Premiership
Sat 14 Aug Southampton 0 – 2 Everton Premiership
1992/1993 Sat 17 Apr Southampton 0 – 0 Everton Premier League
Sat 19 Dec Everton 2 – 1 Southampton Premier League
1991/1992 Wed 01 Apr Everton 0 – 1 Southampton First Division
Wed 01 Jan Southampton 1 – 2 Everton First Division
1990/1991 Sat 16 Mar Southampton 3 – 4 Everton First Division
Sat 29 Sep Everton 3 – 0 Southampton First Division
1989/1990 Sat 13 Jan Southampton 2 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 26 Aug Everton 3 – 0 Southampton First Division
1988/1989 Sat 11 Feb Southampton 1 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 08 Oct Everton 4 – 1 Southampton First Division
1987/1988 Sat 27 Feb Everton 1 – 0 Southampton First Division
Sat 03 Oct Southampton 0 – 4 Everton First Division
1986/1987 Sat 14 Mar Everton 3 – 0 Southampton First Division
Sat 10 Jan Everton 2 – 1 Southampton F.A. Cup
Sat 18 Oct Southampton 0 – 2 Everton First Division
1985/1986 Sat 03 May Everton 6 – 1 Southampton First Division
Sat 30 Nov Southampton 2 – 3 Everton First Division
1984/1985 Sat 30 Mar Southampton 1 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 22 Sep Everton 2 – 2 Southampton First Division
1983/1984 Tue 17 Apr Southampton 3 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 31 Mar Everton 1 – 0 Southampton First Division
1982/1983 Tue 15 Mar Everton 2 – 0 Southampton First Division
Sat 30 Oct Southampton 3 – 2 Everton First Division
1981/1982 Tue 19 Jan Everton 1 – 1 Southampton First Division
Sat 05 Sep Southampton 1 – 0 Everton First Division
1980/1981 Tue 17 Mar Southampton 3 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 04 Oct Everton 2 – 1 Southampton First Division
1979/1980 Sat 26 Apr Everton 2 – 0 Southampton First Division
Sat 15 Dec Southampton 1 – 0 Everton First Division
1978/1979 Sat 17 Feb Southampton 3 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 07 Oct Everton 0 – 0 Southampton First Division
1973/1974 Sat 27 Apr Everton 0 – 3 Southampton First Division
Sat 01 Dec Southampton 2 – 0 Everton First Division
1972/1973 Sat 10 Feb Southampton 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 16 Sep Everton 0 – 1 Southampton First Division
1971/1972 Sat 08 Apr Southampton 0 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 20 Nov Everton 8 – 0 Southampton First Division
1970/1971 Tue 16 Feb Southampton 2 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 12 Dec Everton 4 – 1 Southampton First Division
1969/1970 Sat 17 Jan Southampton 2 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 27 Sep Everton 4 – 2 Southampton First Division
1968/1969 Sat 14 Dec Everton 1 – 0 Southampton First Division
Sat 12 Oct Southampton 2 – 5 Everton First Division
1967/1968 Mon 26 Feb Southampton 3 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 07 Oct Everton 4 – 2 Southampton First Division
1966/1967 Sat 18 Mar Everton 0 – 1 Southampton First Division
Tue 25 Oct Southampton 1 – 3 Everton First Division
1952/1953 Sat 24 Jan Everton 2 – 2 Southampton Second Division
Sat 13 Sep Southampton 1 – 1 Everton Second Division
1951/1952 Sat 15 Dec Everton 3 – 0 Southampton Second Division
Sat 18 Aug Southampton 1 – 0 Everton Second Division

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Everton are hitting their stride in time for FA Cup semi-final

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez spoke of his optimism surrounding the club's FA Cup semi-final with Man United after believing his team had demonstrated crucial progress in their 0-0 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

Everton had to play with 10 men after James McCarthy was shown a second yellow card seven minutes into the second period, but amid intense pressure they remained resilient and earned what was ultimately an impressive point and clean sheet.

United's 2-1 win in their quarter-final replay at West Ham earlier in the evening ensured they would face Everton at Wembley on April 23, but despite his team's disappointing 1-0 league defeat at Old Trafford earlier this month and the defensive lapses that have ruined their pursuit of a top-six finish, Martinez was adamant their performance against Palace proved that this time they will be "ready" for United.

"That resilience we had to show," said the Spaniard
"But that's not enough on its own, you need tactical awareness as well, and we showed that. We were very clear in what we wanted to do, and then it's about managing the game to allow us our threat as well.

"I'm very pleased to keep a clean sheet and to manage the game in that way is perfect timing. It's great to see we're learning from our hard lessons. Probably, the timing of this performance is perfect

"It all matters in the final weeks of the campaign. We've lost too many points late on. It's now you want to hit your top level. You want to shine in the last few weeks of the season.

"To play a semi-final of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley is as good as it gets. We'll enjoy it and will be ready.

"It's the same weekend 50 years ago that Colin Harvey became a hero by scoring the winning goal in the semi-final of the FA Cup (against United). Maybe that's a sign of something to come, but it will be terrific to be able to have one of our players writing new history."

Roberto Martinez- Everton are hitting their stride in time for FA Cup semi-final

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Roberto Martinez spoke of his optimism surrounding Everton's FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United after believing his team had demonstrated crucial progress in their 0-0 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

Everton had to play with 10 men after James McCarthy was shown a second yellow card seven minutes into the second period, but amid intense pressure they remained resilient and earned what was ultimately an impressive point and clean sheet.

United's 2-1 win in their quarter-final replay at West Ham earlier in the evening ensured they would face Everton at Wembley on April 23, but despite his team's disappointing 1-0 league defeat at Old Trafford earlier this month and the defensive lapses that have ruined their pursuit of a top-six finish, Martinez was adamant their performance against Palace proved that this time they will be "ready" for United.

"That resilience we had to show," said the Spaniard
"But that's not enough on its own, you need tactical awareness as well, and we showed that
We were very clear in what we wanted to do, and then it's about managing the game to allow us our threat as well.

"I'm very pleased to keep a clean sheet and to manage the game in that way is perfect timing
It's great to see we're learning from our hard lessons
Probably, the timing of this performance is perfect

"It all matters in the final weeks of the campaign
We've lost too many points late on
It's now you want to hit your top level
You want to shine in the last few weeks of the season.

"To play a semi-final of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley is as good as it gets
We'll enjoy it and will be ready.

"It's the same weekend 50 years ago that Colin Harvey became a hero by scoring the winning goal in the semi-final of the FA Cup (against United)
Maybe that's a sign of something to come, but it will be terrific to be able to have one of our players writing new history."

Asked of McCarthy's two bookings- the first for a foul on Yohan Cabaye and the second for a block on Yannick Bolasie – Martinez replied: "I thought James McCarthy was trying to stop Yannick Bolasie getting to the ball.

"Watching the replay, I was mistaken
I don't think it's a yellow card whatsoever
I think James McCarthy comes across to cover and stops, stands still, and the Crystal Palace player encourages the contact
I thought it was a very harsh second yellow card."

The draw took fellow cup semi-finalists Palace to 38 points for the season and manager Alan Pardew believes his team are now safe.

"I don't think it's possible for the others to catch us now," he said
"Connor (Wickham) looked like a player who's been injured – he needed that game – and (Emmanuel) Adebayor did well when he came on
So there are positives."

Source : PA

Martinez plays down the pressure

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Roberto Martinez insists he is under no greater pressure with Everton now than he was when fighting relegation in four seasons with Wigan Athletic.

There is a growing number of fans who are becoming increasingly disgruntled with the Toffees boss after another season of underachievement.

Everton are 14th in the Barclays Premier League table having won just four matches at home all term and, despite an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to, having also reached the last four of the Capital One Cup, the natives are becoming restless.

There were 'Martinez Out' banners at the weekend's match at Watford and there are likely to be more protests during Wednesday's game at Crystal Palace but the Spaniard is adamant he is not feeling the heat.

"As a manager, you understand that there is always the pressure you put on yourself," he said.

"With the scrutiny of the outside or not, you always follow an intense way of working which, in the last seven years I have been involved in the Premier League, has always been the same, and I won't stop doing that.

"You need to be very consistent as a manager; you need to be able to work under the demands this position requires, and I wouldn't say that is any different to what I have done in the last seven seasons at this level.

"You cannot control outside scrutiny. As a manager you concentrate on what you can affect, and we can affect many things from now until the end of the season."

Footage has emerged of Martinez involved in a discussion with a supporter at Monday night's under-21s victory over Chelsea at Southport, although it is only a video and nothing of the conversation can be heard.

The Toffees boss said he welcomes dialogue with fans, although he dismissed any suggestion the exchange was anything other than friendly.

"It is not a confrontation. I always want to know what the fans feel, and I always respect a fan who supports our club who has a genuine interest in the club," he added.

"I have enormous respect for people who share passion for the club – Evertonians have been through a lot but now is my third season here and I understand and share their frustrations.

"We will never look away from a fan's opinion – if I have an opportunity to share a few moments with a fan, I will always do that as it is important to know how fans feel.

"I have no problems with the passion the fans have towards the team and the club, because that is the strength we have as a club and we will do everything we can to make them proud.

"I can understand the frustration. I can understand that in our football club we all share an incredible amount of passion.

"We are as disappointed as the fans are. We need to be close together to use each other's strength.

"The only thing that matters to us is to make sure we finish the season really strong and get high up the table."

Martinez admits Everton have been their own worst enemies this season, losing a number of matches they should have won.

"There is not such a thing as blame," he said.

"We put a lot of work into assembling this squad which breeds excitement and incredible potential but the reality is we have been really good in certain aspects and really poor in others.

"We have thrown really good positions away. Clearly we need to get better.

"We are in a significant moment of the season. There is no time to look back but just be as good as we can in the next game."

Everton will be without captain Phil Jagielka for the next two matches with a hamstring injury but the defender has not yet been ruled out of their Wembley semi-final on April 23.

"I think it is too early to make that assessment," Martinez said
"Phil is always a quick healer and we will have a better idea on Monday or Tuesday next week."

Everton boss Roberto Martinez looking for Premier League boost against Watford

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Roberto Martinez hopes it is Everton rather than Watford that can emerge from their Barclays Premier League slump when the two FA Cup semi-finalists meet at Vicarage Road.

Involvement in the latter stages of the cup has brought the league campaigns of both teams to a grinding halt, with Everton losing their last three matches and Watford their last four.

Coincidentally, Everton's next league game after Watford is against the Hornets' FA Cup opponents Crystal Palace, who have not won a league game in 2016.

Toffees boss Martinez said: " You can work on every aspect of the game, and every technicality, but confidence comes with achieving good results and feeling good about yourself

"It's something we need to regain with a good performance and getting back to winning ways
It's as simple as that
We need to simplify it

"We should forget about the semi-final
Every team that got through to the semi-finals, they haven't won a game in the league

"That's probably something that happens when you reach a real high, it's difficult to reach the same level in the next few games
That's why we need to control the level of performance in the game against Watford

"They are in a similar situation
First and foremost I think Watford have had an outstanding season.

"We faced them in the opening game of the campaign, they surprised us with how quickly they got into the tempo of the Premier League, how well organised Quique Sanchez Flores had the team, the partnership that has been so successful playing up front, and I think they are not a surprise any more.

"What they are doing in the cup is probably what makes it a really interesting game
Both sides are desperate to get the form into the league."

Watford were challenging for the European spots not long ago but a run of only two wins in 10 league games has seen them slide to 14th, two places and one point below Everton.

But the Hornets had overachieved and their priority for the season, safety, has surely already been secured.

It is a different story for Everton, with fans growing increasingly angry about results, particularly at home, and frustrated by Martinez's relentless positivity.

The Spaniard is expected to select Leighton Baines for Saturday's match after the full-back apologised for saying Everton lacked chemistry.

Martinez insisted Baines' words had been misinterpreted and there is no problem within the squad.

Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar are both doubtful after missing last weekend's defeat by Manchester United with knocks but fellow midfielder Gareth Barry returns from suspension.

Martinez will hope the veteran's presence can inspire Everton to a change in fortune, and the Spaniard said: " Gareth is one of those footballers that you really miss when he's not there

"He's such a consistent performer, someone that is prepared to do all those jobs that allow the team to be balanced and allow the huge attributes to show."

Source : PA

Watford v Everton – complete head-to-head statistics

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Watford v Everton head-to-head record

A complete record of competitive matches played between the two teams.

At Watford (10) At Everton (10)
Results Total % Results Total %
Watford 2 20.00 Everton 9 90.00
Everton 7 70.00 Watford 0 0.00
Draws 1 10.00 Draws 1 10.00
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Watford 16 1.60 Everton 24 2.40
Everton 24 2.40 Watford 8 0.80
On Neutral Ground (0) Overall (20 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Watford 0 0.00 Watford 2 10.00
Everton 0 0.00 Everton 16 80.00
Draws 0 0.00 Draws 2 10.00
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Watford 0 0.00 Watford 24 1.20
Everton 0 0.00 Everton 48 2.40
Records
Highest Aggregate 9 Watford 4 – 5 Everton 1984/1985
Highest Watford score: 4 Watford 4 – 4 Everton 1983/1984
Highest Everton score: 5 Watford 4 – 5 Everton 1984/1985
Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2015/2016 Sat 08 Aug Everton 2 – 2 Watford Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 24 Feb Watford 0 – 3 Everton Premiership
Sat 19 Aug Everton 2 – 1 Watford Premiership
2000/2001 Sat 06 Jan Watford 1 – 2 Everton F.A. Cup
1999/2000 Sat 01 Apr Everton 4 – 2 Watford Premiership
Sat 18 Dec Watford 1 – 3 Everton Premiership
1991/1992 Tue 08 Oct Watford 1 – 2 Everton League Cup
Everton won 3-1 on aggregate
Tue 24 Sep Everton 1 – 0 Watford League Cup
1987/1988 Sat 26 Mar Watford 1 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 24 Oct Everton 2 – 0 Watford First Division
1986/1987 Sun 08 Mar Watford 2 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 25 Oct Everton 3 – 2 Watford First Division
1985/1986 Tue 15 Apr Watford 0 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 19 Oct Everton 4 – 1 Watford First Division
1984/1985 Sat 02 Feb Everton 4 – 0 Watford First Division
Sat 29 Sep Watford 4 – 5 Everton First Division
1983/1984 Sat 25 Feb Watford 4 – 4 Everton First Division
Sat 22 Oct Everton 1 – 0 Watford First Division
1982/1983 Sat 15 Jan Everton 1 – 0 Watford First Division
Sat 28 Aug Watford 2 – 0 Everton First Division

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Leighton Baines comments misinterpreted but hes apologised – Roberto Martinez

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez revealed Leighton Baines has apologised for his widely reported comments questioning the team's chemistry.

The full-back told the Liverpool Echo after the Toffees' 1-0 defeat by Manchester United last weekend: "I just don't feel as though the chemistry is quite there with the team on the pitch at the moment, and it hasn't been for a while."

The United loss was Everton's third in a row in the league and Baines' remarks fanned the flames of frustration that have threatened to engulf Goodison Park

Martinez insisted Baines had not meant the comments to be interpreted in the way they were, saying: " What he intended to say is that when you're not getting the results you lose confidence so a ball that could go in hits the crossbar and it goes out
At the other end, a half chance ends up in the back of the net

"That's what he meant and it was more of a feeling of disappointment and frustration and obviously he used the wrong words

"It's very disappointing when you see a bit of a misinterpretation of certain words that a player says
Clearly this has been taken out of context in the way that it's come out

"But someone with the experience of Leighton Baines – and he knows, I've had a chat with him – he has to take responsibility for those words
They've been given the opportunity to attract a meaning that is not right and for that he apologised

"We expect a senior figure at Everton to take responsibility, to make sure that we speak on the pitch, and the way to do that is against Watford."

Martinez insisted there is no problem with the atmosphere within his squad.

"We've got a very close group and we know each other
We've been through many situations over the years," the Spaniard said.

"We are developing a really strong mentality and I don't think that's going to be tested by comments on the outside
We're always very open and very clear and the understanding is something that doesn't need clarification."

Baines also said Everton were leaning too heavily on certain individuals – a reference surely to Romelu Lukaku and his 25 goals this season.

But Martinez disagreed, saying: " I wouldn't say we are a team that relies on one or two individuals
I think we rely on the technical ability of the whole team, the way that we can get high up the pitch, create chances

"Of course we rely on individuals because the team is made up of individuals and we've got 15, 16 individuals that have had impressive campaigns, probably the best in their young careers in some cases."

Everton will look to end their losing Premier League run when they take on fellow FA Cup semi-finalists Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday

Martinez feels reaching the last four in the cup has affected their league form but insisted that remains the priority

He said: "We need to be obsessed with the games that we've got left in the league
We're not a team that we're going to give in in one competition as important for us as the league is.

"We know we've got one game in hand – we've got a lot of points to fight for.

"The last three defeats were very different, but clearly the hype that we had in achieving the semi-final of the FA Cup in a way has affected the results in the league
It's for us now to take responsibility in the league and make sure we get as many points as we can."

Source : PA

Leighton Baines blames lack of chemistry at Everton after another defeat

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Leighton Baines has claimed Everton's players lack chemistry following a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat at the weekend.

The Toffees fell to a 1-0 loss at Manchester United on Sunday and were booed off by the travelling fans, whose side are 12th in the table and level on points with Bournemouth.

Although Roberto Martinez's side have an FA Cup semi-final to contest later this month, their league form has frustrated supporters that believe a squad featuring John Stones, Ross Barkley and 25-goal striker Romelu Lukaku should be higher up the division.

And Baines insists Everton's current team are not gelling together as they should.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, he said: "I just don't feel as though the chemistry is quite there with the team on the pitch at the moment, and it hasn't been for a while.

"We are maybe leaning too heavily on individuals to come up with something.

"We're in games; we were in the game on Sunday and had a couple of chances, but we're not performing as a team to the level we know we can or we should be.

"Results have an impact on that because chemistry and confidence go hand in hand
Look at the teams who are having success this year and you'd say they have chemistry

"If I had to say one thing, I just don't know if it's there with us at the moment, for whatever reason."

With 13 points separating the Toffees and sixth-placed West Ham, European qualification through the league is now seemingly out of reach

Baines has therefore urged his team-mates to put things right ahead of their semi-final date at Wembley to try and salvage what is turning out to be a disappointing campaign

"We're not where we should be," the 31-year-old added

"We haven't won enough games to make excuses
You get judged at the end of the season and we're getting towards the end of the season, and we're not near a position we should be in given what we've got

"We're all accountable
We try and put it right but we've not been able to
That's the third loss on the bounce in the league which is disappointing to us all.

"We want to win every time we go out to play and we'd like to go into that cup game with a few wins behind us
That's our season in some respects now, it certainly is from the fans' point of view and we've let them down a lot, it's our only way of making it up to them."

Source : PA

Martinez refuses to consider prospect of losing Lukaku

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez refuses to consider the prospect of losing leading scorer Romelu Lukaku in the summer.

While on international duty, the Belgium striker dropped his biggest hint yet he was looking to leave Goodison Park at the end of the season.

"I'm 23 next summer and it would be nice to play in the Champions League next season," he said.

Lukaku's 25 goals this season have alerted a number of Europe's top clubs, with agent Mino Raiola this week openly talking about interest from Juventus, Paris St Germain and even Real Madrid.

Martinez insists financially the club can compete with the market's bigger players, although it is more likely footballing ambitions will decide Lukaku's fate with Everton out of the running for Champions League qualification, although they do have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to.

"It is not unsettling at all because that should be the aspiration of everyone, wanting to be as good as you can and aspiring to be in the best competitions," said the Spaniard.

"We need ambitious players and players who can carry the expectations of our football club.

"At Everton we have that aspiration, we want to be in the Champions League, we were knocked out of the League Cup semi-final, we are now in an FA Cup semi-final and we want to continue that momentum.

"What we shouldn't be afraid of is losing players. We are in a position where financially we can compete with anyone in the world – things have changed radically in that respect.

"At this present time it doesn't really bother me what the individual situations will be in the summer.

"The reality is to play for Everton has to be an honour and a privilege.

"The only thing that matters now is the team's future.

"I'm looking at the talking he does on the pitch and the way he has been growing in confidence this season – that is all that matters."

Lukaku has more than justified his £28million club record transfer fee since his move from Chelsea and that is a source of satisfaction for Martinez.

The Belgian became the first Everton player since Gary Lineker 30 years ago to score 25 goals in a season.

"Three years ago we started working with him having made a huge investment and now you can see why we made that investment," he added.

"It is a real satisfaction he has grown into the player we expected him to be.

"When you make an investment and you sign a player who doesn't fulfil his potential, that is a worry for a manager.

"To have a player growing all the time and becoming one of the best talents in European football makes you extremely proud."

Roberto Martinez refuses to consider prospect of losing Romelu Lukaku in summer

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez refuses to consider the prospect of losing leading scorer Romelu Lukaku in the summer

While on international duty, the Belgium striker dropped his biggest hint yet he was looking to leave Goodison Park at the end of the season.

"I'm 23 next summer and it would be nice to play in the Champions League next season," he said.

Lukaku's 25 goals this season have alerted a number of Europe's top clubs, with agent Mino Raiola this week openly talking about interest from Juventus, Paris St Germain and even Real Madrid.

Martinez insists financially the club can compete with the market's bigger players, although it is more likely footballing ambitions will decide Lukaku's fate with Everton out of the running for Champions League qualification, although they do have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to.

"It is not unsettling at all because that should be the aspiration of everyone, wanting to be as good as you can and aspiring to be in the best competitions," said the Spaniard.

"We need ambitious players and players who can carry the expectations of our football club.

"At Everton we have that aspiration, we want to be in the Champions League, we were knocked out of the League Cup semi-final, we are now in an FA Cup semi-final and we want to continue that momentum.

"What we shouldn't be afraid of is losing players
We are in a position where financially we can compete with anyone in the world – things have changed radically in that respect.

"At this present time it doesn't really bother me what the individual situations will be in the summer.

"The reality is to play for Everton has to be an honour and a privilege.

"The only thing that matters now is the team's future.

"I'm looking at the talking he does on the pitch and the way he has been growing in confidence this season – that is all that matters."

Lukaku has more than justified his £28million club record transfer fee since his move from Chelsea and that is a source of satisfaction for Martinez.

The Belgian became the first Everton player since Gary Lineker 30 years ago to score 25 goals in a season.

"Three years ago we started working with him having made a huge investment and now you can see why we made that investment," he added.

"It is a real satisfaction he has grown into the player we expected him to be.

"When you make an investment and you sign a player who doesn't fulfil his potential, that is a worry for a manager.

"To have a player growing all the time and becoming one of the best talents in European football makes you extremely proud."

Source : PA

Manchester United v Everton – complete head-to-head statistics

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Manchester United v Everton head-to-head record

A complete record of competitive matches played between the two teams.

At Man. Utd. (86) At Everton (89)
Results Total % Results Total %
Man. Utd. 49 56.98 Everton 41 46.07
Everton 16 18.60 Man. Utd. 29 32.58
Draws 21 24.42 Draws 19 21.35
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Man. Utd. 154 1.79 Everton 166 1.87
Everton 82 0.95 Man. Utd. 117 1.31
On Neutral Ground (2) Overall (177 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Man. Utd. 0 0.00 Man. Utd. 78 44.07
Everton 1 50.00 Everton 58 32.77
Draws 1 50.00 Draws 41 23.16
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Man. Utd. 0 0.00 Man. Utd. 271 1.53
Everton 1 0.50 Everton 249 1.41
Records
Highest Aggregate 8 Man. Utd. 4 – 4 Everton 2011/2012
Highest Man. Utd. score: 6 Everton 2 – 6 Man. Utd. 1977/1978
Highest Everton score: 6 Everton 6 – 0 Newton Heath 1892/1893
Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2015/2016 Sat 17 Oct Everton 0 – 3 Man. Utd. Premier League
1936/1937 Sat 01 Aug Everton 2 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1929/1930 Sat 01 Aug Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 3 – 3 Everton First Division
1928/1929 Sat 01 Aug Everton 2 – 4 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton First Division
1927/1928 Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 01 Aug Everton 5 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
1926/1927 Sat 01 Aug Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1925/1926 Sat 01 Aug Everton 1 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
1921/1922 Sat 01 Aug Everton 5 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1920/1921 Sat 01 Aug Everton 2 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 1 – 2 Everton First Division
1919/1920 Sat 01 Aug Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton First Division
1914/1915 Sat 01 Aug Everton 4 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 1 – 2 Everton First Division
1913/1914 Sat 01 Aug Everton 5 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 0 – 1 Everton First Division
1912/1913 Sat 01 Aug Everton 4 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton First Division
1911/1912 Sat 01 Aug Everton 4 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1910/1911 Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 01 Aug Everton 0 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1909/1910 Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 3 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 01 Aug Everton 3 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
1908/1909 Sat 01 Aug Everton 3 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 2 Everton First Division
1907/1908 Sat 01 Aug Everton 1 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 4 – 3 Everton First Division
1906/1907 Sat 01 Aug Everton 3 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 01 Aug Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
1893/1894 Sat 01 Aug Everton 2 – 0 Newton Heath First Division
Sat 01 Aug Newton Heath 0 – 3 Everton First Division
1892/1893 Sat 01 Aug Everton 6 – 0 Newton Heath First Division
Sat 01 Aug Newton Heath 3 – 4 Everton First Division
2014/2015 Sun 26 Apr Everton 3 – 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
Sun 05 Oct Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton Premier League
2013/2014 Sun 20 Apr Everton 2 – 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
Wed 04 Dec Man. Utd. 0 – 1 Everton Premier League
2012/2013 Sun 10 Feb Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton Premier League
Mon 20 Aug Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 22 Apr Man. Utd. 4 – 4 Everton Premier League
Sat 29 Oct Everton 0 – 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton Premier League
Sat 11 Sep Everton 3 – 3 Man. Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 20 Feb Everton 3 – 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
Sat 21 Nov Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 19 Apr Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton F.A. Cup
after extra time, Everton won 4-2 on penalties; played at Wembley
Sat 31 Jan Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton Premier League
Sat 25 Oct Everton 1 – 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2007/2008 Sun 23 Dec Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton Premier League
Sat 15 Sep Everton 0 – 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2006/2007 Sat 28 Apr Everton 2 – 4 Man. Utd. Premiership
Wed 29 Nov Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton Premiership
2005/2006 Sun 11 Dec Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton Premiership
Sat 13 Aug Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
2004/2005 Wed 20 Apr Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sat 19 Feb Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
Mon 30 Aug Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 07 Feb Everton 3 – 4 Man. Utd. Premiership
Fri 26 Dec Man. Utd. 3 – 2 Everton Premiership
2002/2003 Sun 11 May Everton 1 – 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
Mon 07 Oct Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton Premiership
2001/2002 Wed 26 Dec Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sat 08 Sep Man. Utd. 4 – 1 Everton Premiership
2000/2001 Sat 03 Feb Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton Premiership
Sat 16 Sep Everton 1 – 3 Man. Utd. Premiership
1999/2000 Sat 04 Dec Man. Utd. 5 – 1 Everton Premiership
Sun 08 Aug Everton 1 – 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
1998/1999 Sun 21 Mar Man. Utd. 3 – 1 Everton Premiership
Sat 31 Oct Everton 1 – 4 Man. Utd. Premiership
1997/1998 Fri 26 Dec Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton Premiership
Wed 27 Aug Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
1996/1997 Sat 22 Mar Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. Premiership
Wed 21 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 2 Everton Premiership
1995/1996 Wed 21 Feb Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton Premiership
Sat 09 Sep Everton 2 – 3 Man. Utd. Premiership
1994/1995 Sat 20 May Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
played at Wembley
Sat 25 Feb Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. Premiership
Sat 01 Oct Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton Premiership
1993/1994 Sat 22 Jan Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton Premiership
Tue 30 Nov Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. League Cup
Sat 23 Oct Everton 0 – 1 Man. Utd. Premiership
1992/1993 Sat 12 Sep Everton 0 – 2 Man. Utd. Premier League
Wed 19 Aug Man. Utd. 0 – 3 Everton Premier League
1991/1992 Sat 11 Jan Man. Utd. 1 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 24 Aug Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1990/1991 Sat 02 Mar Man. Utd. 0 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 01 Dec Everton 0 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1989/1990 Wed 14 Mar Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 09 Sep Everton 3 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
1988/1989 Wed 10 May Man. Utd. 1 – 2 Everton First Division
Sun 30 Oct Everton 1 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1987/1988 Mon 28 Dec Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 19 Sep Everton 2 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1986/1987 Sat 28 Feb Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Sun 21 Sep Everton 3 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1985/1986 Mon 31 Mar Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Thu 26 Dec Everton 3 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1984/1985 Sat 02 Mar Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 27 Oct Everton 5 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1983/1984 Sat 05 May Everton 1 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 03 Dec Man. Utd. 0 – 1 Everton First Division
1982/1983 Tue 19 Apr Everton 2 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 08 Sep Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1981/1982 Sat 10 Apr Everton 3 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 06 Jan Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton First Division
1980/1981 Sat 28 Mar Everton 0 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 25 Oct Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton First Division
1979/1980 Wed 12 Mar Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 27 Oct Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1978/1979 Tue 21 Nov Everton 3 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 02 Sep Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton First Division
1977/1978 Mon 27 Mar Man. Utd. 1 – 2 Everton First Division
Mon 26 Dec Everton 2 – 6 Man. Utd. First Division
1976/1977 Tue 05 Apr Everton 1 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
Mon 27 Dec Man. Utd. 4 – 0 Everton First Division
1975/1976 Sat 17 Apr Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
Tue 23 Dec Everton 1 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1973/1974 Tue 23 Apr Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Mon 15 Apr Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
1972/1973 Wed 24 Jan Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 19 Aug Everton 2 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1971/1972 Wed 08 Mar Man. Utd. 0 – 0 Everton First Division
Tue 31 Aug Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1970/1971 Tue 23 Feb Everton 1 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 02 Sep Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton First Division
1969/1970 Tue 19 Aug Everton 3 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 13 Aug Man. Utd. 0 – 2 Everton First Division
1968/1969 Mon 10 Mar Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 10 Aug Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1967/1968 Sat 16 Dec Man. Utd. 3 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 19 Aug Everton 3 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1966/1967 Wed 31 Aug Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
Tue 23 Aug Everton 1 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
1965/1966 Mon 25 Apr Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 15 Dec Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
1964/1965 Wed 16 Sep Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
Tue 08 Sep Everton 3 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
1963/1964 Sat 21 Dec Everton 4 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 31 Aug Man. Utd. 5 – 1 Everton First Division
1962/1963 Wed 29 Aug Man. Utd. 0 – 1 Everton First Division
Wed 22 Aug Everton 3 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1961/1962 Sat 21 Apr Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 02 Dec Everton 5 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1960/1961 Wed 31 Aug Man. Utd. 4 – 0 Everton First Division
Wed 24 Aug Everton 4 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1959/1960 Sat 30 Apr Man. Utd. 5 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 28 Nov Everton 2 – 1 Man. Utd. First Division
1958/1959 Sat 07 Mar Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 18 Oct Everton 3 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
1957/1958 Wed 04 Sep Everton 3 – 3 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 28 Aug Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
1956/1957 Wed 06 Mar Everton 1 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 20 Oct Man. Utd. 2 – 5 Everton First Division
1955/1956 Wed 14 Sep Everton 4 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
Wed 07 Sep Man. Utd. 2 – 1 Everton First Division
1954/1955 Sat 19 Mar Man. Utd. 1 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 30 Oct Everton 4 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
1950/1951 Sat 17 Mar Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 28 Oct Everton 1 – 4 Man. Utd. First Division
1949/1950 Sat 01 Apr Man. Utd. 1 – 1 Everton First Division
Sat 12 Nov Everton 0 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
1948/1949 Wed 27 Apr Everton 2 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 06 Nov Man. Utd. 2 – 0 Everton First Division
1947/1948 Sat 10 Apr Everton 2 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division
Sat 22 Nov Man. Utd. 2 – 2 Everton First Division
1946/1947 Sat 22 Mar Man. Utd. 3 – 0 Everton First Division
Sat 16 Nov Everton 2 – 2 Man. Utd. First Division
1938/1939 Wed 29 Mar Man. Utd. 0 – 2 Everton First Division
Sat 19 Nov Everton 3 – 0 Man. Utd. First Division

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