After Everton won 2-1 away to relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers, manager Roberto Martinez was delighted to see the Toffees win back-to-back in the Premier League, boosting their chances of a top-half finish in the table, while potentially ended their poor league form, reports Sky Sports.
Everton twice took the lead against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road through Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon in the first-half and second-half respectively, with QPR’s Eduardo Vargas restoring parity for a short period.
The Toffees have struggled for results away from home, losing their last three games on the road prior to their victory over QPR, and with them having suffered a Europa League exit in midweek, there was big pressure on them to overcome such setbacks and finally get a result.
They did that, albeit unconvincingly, as both sides had chances to win the game in the 90 minutes. Queens Park Rangers’ hopes of survival are all the more slim following the defeat, as they currently sit four points adrift of safety. Everton are slowly climbing up the table, but look set to end the campaign in the bottom half.
Martinez was happy with the win, saying: “It was an outstanding performance. We had to adapt to the type of game it was going to be coming off the back of Europe, and this season we have found it difficult to get wins. The result could have gone either way. But we defended really well, and scored two outstanding goals from open play.”
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