Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Liberty Stadium
SwanseaSwansea City
Dyer (28'), Sigurdsson (64'), Emnes (87')
Fernandez (18'), Shelvey (60')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Garbutt (93')

Roberto Martinez "fairly pleased" despite defeat

Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez arrives for the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists that he was "fairly pleased" with his team's performance despite losing 3-0 at Swansea City in the League Cup third round.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that positives can be taken from the Toffees' 3-0 defeat at Swansea City.

Goals from Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Marvin Emnes sent the Merseyside outfit crashing out of the competition, but Martinez was content that a number of his first-team squad improved their match fitness at the Liberty Stadium.

The 41-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "The scoreline reflects the team that took the chances. During long spells, we stopped Swansea from playing. It was an important game for us - for players who haven't played many minutes and to see where they are.

"If you analyse the chances Swansea had, they were few and far between. We had two or three very good situations. In many aspects, I was fairly pleased with that."

Everton return to action on Saturday lunchtime when they make the short trip to Anfield to face rivals Liverpool.

Swansea's Nathan Dyer and Bafetimbi Gomis celebrate during the Capital One Cup Second Round match against Rotherham on August 26, 2014
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