What The Papers Say - 15 April
Barry avoids ban, plus Blues linked with Espanyol striker.
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In Tuesday's Liverpool Echo, Everton boss Roberto Martinez talks of his relief that Gareth Barry escaped a potential two-match ban by avoiding a booking against Sunderland on Saturday.
The midfielder was one caution away from a two-match suspension after picking up his ninth yellow card of the season at Newcastle United last month.
Barry survived three matches without going into the referee's book again and the amnesty deadline for bookings has now passed.
The midfielder will, however, be ineligible for the home game against parent club Manchester City on Saturday 3 May (5.30pm).
The same newspaper reports on last night's 1-1 draw in the mini-derby between Everton and Liverpool Under-21s.
A late goal from midfielder Ryan Ledson earned Alan Stubbs' side a deserved point in what was their penultimate game of the campaign.
The Daily Mail's rumour mill suggests both Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in 19-year-old Toffees defender John Stones - though the paper adds that the two clubs would "face a difficult task prising him away".
Another rumour in the Daily Star links Everton and Southampton with a summer move for 30-year-old Espanyol striker Sergio Garcia.
Elsewhere, in the Guardian, Martinez calls on supporters to back the record-breaking Blues when Crystal Palace travel to Goodison Park on Wednesday.
The 1-0 win at Sunderland saw Everton rack up seven straight Premier League wins for the first time, while they also surpassed the Club's previous best points tally in the competition - the 65 achieved in 2007/08.