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

Everton
1
Stoke
0

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.”

Harry Kane
Patrice Evra reveals his Tottenham v Man City prediction
Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra explains his Everton v Arsenal prediction
Rio Ferdinand
‘He’s a top player’: Rio Ferdinand on 22-year-old linked with Chelsea FC move
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Harry Kane
Patrice Evra reveals his Tottenham v Man City prediction
Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra explains his Everton v Arsenal prediction
Rio Ferdinand
‘He’s a top player’: Rio Ferdinand on 22-year-old linked with Chelsea FC move
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature