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by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Monday’s papers feature match reports of the 2-2 draw at Norwich and more speculation surrounding the future of Leighton Baines and Maroune Fellani.

The Liverpool Echo run a number of stories featuring the Blues, including an offer from Manchester United to buy the duo.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard praises Ross Barkley and says ‘he can cope’ in reference to the high expectations now on his shoulders. There's also an in-depth report of the season opener inside today's edition of the Echo.

Monday's nationals also have their say on Saturday's action at Carrow Road.

Many name Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman as their ‘Star Man’ or feature them in their ‘Team of the Weekend’.

The Guardian and The Times both comment on Roberto Martinez’s opening game and how he fared.

A pleasing stat is given in the Daily Telegraph; Everton had the highest number of successful passes this weekend, completing 498 of those attempted.

Everton’s 'Martinez March' is comprised in The Independent as the focus shifts towards Saturday's home game against West Brom.
Finally, The Daily Mail includes a breakdown of Barkley’s impressive first goal with stats such as the distance, speed and time of the strike.

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