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Mirallas Wins Monthly Prize

by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

Kevin Mirallas has been named Everton's Player of the Month for January.

The Belgian's two goals contributed to the 2-0 home win over Norwich City and a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

Those results, plus a 1-1 draw at Stoke City, helped Everton maintain their push for European qualification, while victories over QPR and Stevenage saw the Blues through to the last 16 of the FA Cup.

Mirallas attended a special lunch at Liverpool's Hilton Hotel on Wednesday where he was presented with his award by Dave McGoldrick from event sponsors Williams BMW.

"I'm very happy because it's the first time I've won this award since I signed for Everton," the 26-year-old told "Last month was good for me. It was tough because I will always think of it as the month where we lost the derby but what is important now is to go on and try to win every game.

"My best moment was probably the free-kick against Norwich. I'd tried something similar against Stoke in the first game of January but hit the post. Against Norwich, it was the same free-kick but I scored and I was happy.

"I also enjoyed the assist for Johnny against Stevenage because it was Johnny's last goal for the Club.

"I meant maybe to score a goal, but it was good for Johnny, good for me and good that we won the game."

Mirallas will hope to be in action again when Everton travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, before a home game against Crystal Palace on Wednesday 12 January (7.45pm). Ticket for the Palace game are now on sale. To buy, click here or call 0871 663 1878.

For more information about upcoming Player of the Month lunches, click here.

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