What The Papers Say - 7 October
Baines, Howard and Martinez feature in Monday's papers.
The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.
Monday’s newspapers continue to reflect on Everton’s first Premier League defeat of the season against Manchester City over the weekend.
The Liverpool Echo’s match report concentrates on the decisions that went against Everton at the Etihad Stadium. The outcome is summarised in the sentence ‘Pellegrini was smiling after another blundering official stitched-up the Toffees’.
Also in the Liverpool Echo, Tim Howard explains why the Blues are capable of going on another unbeaten run and, in the same paper, Leighton Baines says Everton were guilty of surrendering possession too quickly against Manchester City.
There is further reaction to the game in the national newspapers, with Ross Barkley’s performance again generating discussion. Roberto Martinez has told the Daily Star and Daily Mirror that he has welcomed the youngster’s England call-up for the forthcoming internationals against Montenegro and Poland.
Also in the Daily Mirror, Mark Lawrenson believes Leighton Baines deserves a place in the Three Lions’ starting line-up for the aforementioned crunch World Cup qualifiers.