Everton 1 Stoke 0: We’ll give everything to reach Europe – Baines

Everton 1 Stoke 0: Leighton Baines warns rivals that the Toffees will "give everything" to secure European football next season

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Leighton Baines warned Everton’s rivals that the Toffees will “give everything” to secure European football next season after a battling win over Stoke City.

Kevin Mirallas’s impressive solo effort in the 28th minute was all that separated the sides at Goodison Park as Everton kept pace with fifth-placed Arsenal in the Premier League table.

David Moyes’ men are sixth, two points behind the Gunners and now just four behind fourth-placed Chelsea

And Baines insists that Everton are determined to qualify for Europe next season, with a trip to White Hart Lane looming next weekend.

“We are fighters, and we will give everything we have got to reach Europe,” Baines said.

“It is a massive game coming up against Tottenham [next Sunday].”

Baines also praised Everton’s resilience and hailed Mirallas following the Belgian’s stunning winner.

“It was a battle and we knew we would have to do that,” he added. “It was a trough old game and the quality was probably not what we wanted.

“It was a great goal and solo run. Kevin Mirallas has pace and skill plus a great finish, and he showed all those things.”

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