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Martinez says United win was aided by change in approach.

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Roberto Martinez revealed a change in tactics was behind Everton's dominating 2-0 win against Manchester United.

Leighton Baines' penalty and Kevin Mirallas' fine finish put the Blues on course for another memorable Goodison Park victory before half-time.

But renowned for holding the lion's share of possession under the Spaniard, Everton opted for a different approach against the reigning champions.

Indeed, the visitors were allowed to enjoy more of the ball, but were ultimately unable to carve open a commanding Toffees rearguard.

And Martinez said: "We had to be patient. Psychologically it was a tough game for us because it was the first time this season we gave the ball to the opposition.

"Overall, it's fair to say we had the better chances and they had the ball. We were quite happy for them to have it and we were quite happy knowing how to use it to our advantage.  

"If we'd needed to get on the ball and break them down, we would have done that. Today was about adapting to what needed to be done.

"Throughout this season, we've been a team that gets on the ball and breaks teams down. Today [Sunday] it was important we knew how to use the counter-attack. It's not straight-forward; carrying a threat on the counter-attack is a very different thing.

"We were very dynamic and I enjoyed our performance today."

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Eamonn ByrneThat's a brilliant switch in tactics for a home team. CL or not, next season will be a blast.

Tuesday 22nd April 07:01 Report Comment

Andy PearceWherever we finish it has been a great season of amazing football from an inspired team and an inspiring boss. The future is bright!

Tuesday 22nd April 02:30 Report Comment
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