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Martinez Credits 'Goodison Effect'

Manager says fans played key role in Arsenal win.

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Manager Roberto Martinez has hailed the 'Goodison effect' after supporters helped roar Everton to Sunday's vital victory over Arsenal.
 
A racous home crowd witnessed the Blues dismantle their top four rivals, with Steven Naismith and Romelu Lukaku both netting before Mikel Arteta's hour-mark own goal.
 
Martinez later described his side's performance as "perfect", before insisting much of the motivation came tumbling down from the stands.
 
Asked for his thoughts on the 3-0 triumph, the Blues boss told evertontv: "I think it was down to the atmosphere that the fans created. I've said it before that the Goodison effect is important for us. We are very proud of our fans, of what they created today.

"Then, the performance of the players is one for everyone at Everton to be extremely, extremely proud of.
 
"I think it was the work of the last 10 months in evidence. We were perfect in everything that we did, the tactical awareness of every player was incredible and to play eye to eye with a team like Arsenal, who have been setting standards in European football for many years, is an incredible example of how our young players are developing and how special the senior players are at our football club."

And here are some of your Twitter comments about Sunday's electric atmosphere:

@SR_1312: I've not heard an atmosphere at Goodison like that since Fiorentina at home about five years ago.

@StevSteen: What an atmosphere at Goodison today, @Everton gave the performance of the season in our most important game. 4th place within reach #EFC.

@Gavinwaine: To all the pretenders out there (keep pretending)... that is what you call an atmosphere today at Goodison.

@iPaulGreen: Mornin Completely #LostMyVoice What an atmosphere at #GoodisionPark absolutely amazing.

@Jimjohnson101: Still can't stop singing fantastic performance yesterday and the atmosphere was incredible #bestfans #efc #bluearmy #roberto

@LesleyannReed: absolutely superb game today! Atmosphere was electric. Players were in it 100% & cud smell their passion! Bobby too! #proudtobeblue

@alexglover1878: Todays made me so proud to be Everton, everything was just unreal, best atmosphere I've witnessed at Goodison for a long time!

There are only two chances left to see Everton at Goodison Park this season, with the visit of Manchester United already a confirmed sell out.
 
Don't miss out on the games against Crystal Palace (Wednesday 16 April, 7.45pm) and Manchester City (Saturday 3 May, 5.30pm). Tickets for both fixtures are now on general sale and can be purchased online here or by calling 0871 663 1878*.
 
Alternatively, visit the Park End Box Office at Goodison Park, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square.

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