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EVERTON v CITY: OPPOSITION VIEW

26 October 2015

EVERTON
 
Nickname: The Toffees
Manager: Roberto Martinez
2014-15: 11th
Ground: Goodison Park 

MARTINEZ ON TUESDAY
Roberto Martinez is expecting an open cup tie when his Everton team host the Canaries on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Speaking to the media on Monday lunchtime, the Toffees boss said his players will have to be wary of the attacking threat posed by City.

"It's important that we use the full strength of the squad to select a team that can cope with the dynamic play Norwich will bring," he said.



"I've been very impressed in that they are an attacking force; they're built to score goals and to try to win football games.

"That will be make it a very open game and a game that is going to be interesting and attractive to watch. We'll have to be ready for what Norwich are going to bring to Goodison."

STAR PLAYER
England youngster Ross Barkley has started every Premier League game for Everton so far in 2014-15.

The Wavertree-born creative midfielder also recently passed 100 appearances for his boyhood club, an achievement he's accomplished by the age of just 21.



After making his Premier League debut over four years ago, Barkley has enhanced his reputation as one of the country's brightest prospects with a series of eyecatching goals and performances.

He earned his first senior England cap in the 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Moldova at Wembley in September 2013 before going on to be included in Roy Hodgson's squad for the tournament itself.

LAST TIME OUT
Two Arsenal goals in two first half minutes cost Everton dearly in their meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud put the Gunners ahead ten minutes before the break, beating Tim Howard to Mesut Ozil's cross to nod home his sixth goal of the season.



Everton's naivety straight from kick-off saw them then concede a free-kick from which Laurent Koscielny, meeting Santi Cazorla's delivery, doubled the hosts' advantage.

Ross Barkley's deflected strike halved the deficit moments prior to half-time, but Arsenal comfortably saw the game out in the second half to extend the Toffees winless run to three.

THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Joel Robles, Tim Howard.

Defenders: Tony Hibbert, Leighton Baines, John Stones, Phil Jagielka (c), Seamus Coleman, Ramiro Funes Mori, Tyias Browning, Mason Holgate, Brendan Galloway, Matthew Pennington.

Midfielders
: Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady, Bryan Oviedo, Aaron Lennon, Tom Cleverley, James McCarthy, Muhamed Besic, Gareth Barry, Ross Barkley, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar.

Attackers: Arouna Kone, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas, Steven Naismith, Gerard Deulofeu, Leandro Rodriguez.



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