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What The Papers Say - 21 October

Mirallas, Pienaar, Martinez offer their verdict on the Hull win.

What The Papers Say - 21 October

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 analyse Everton’s 2-1 victory over Hull City at the weekend.

Kevin Mirallas netted the Toffees’ opener at Goodison Park and he has been speaking in the Daily Mail about how he is benefiting from being able to communicate in Spanish with manager Roberto Martinez.

In the Daily Mirror , Steven Pienaar, unsurprisingly, makes the headlines after his dramatic matchwinning cameo from the substitutes’ bench. The midfielder reveals why he celebrated his goal by re-arranging a South African flag draped at the bottom of the Park End stand.

The Daily Express and The Times feature quotes from Martinez, who says Everton need to be more than just a "one-trick pony" until they have mastered their new passing style. While wanting his side to play their way to victory, the Spaniard says he is always conscious the Blues need to vary their approach when necessary.

Locally, Tim Howard has been speaking to the Liverpool Echo about Pienaar and how he has the ability to decide tight matches in Everton’s favour – just as he did against the Tigers.

Elsewhere, The Times report that Manchester United will turn their attention towards signing Southampton left-back Luke Shaw rather than continuing their pursuit of Leighton Baines.

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