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Everton manager Roberto Martinez: 'Semi-final lead means nothing'

Roberto Martinez insists that Everton's 2-1 first-leg Capital One Cup semi-final lead "means nothing" until the second leg is over.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has refused to get excited over the prospect of reaching the Capital One Cup final after watching his team beat Manchester City 2-1 in the first leg of the semi-final tonight.

Goals from Ramiro Funes Mori and Romelu Lukaku either side of Jesus Navas's equaliser put the Toffees ahead in the tie going into the second leg at the Etihad next week.

"[The lead] means nothing," Martinez told Sky Sports News. "It is the first leg we had to win and now we prepare for a very interesting second leg."

Lukaku's goal means that he now has 19 in all competitions this season and Martinez said that the Belgian wants to be the world's best striker.

"The stats are there to back any assessment of Lukaku, from our point of view he has always been the perfect striker for our football club," Martinez added. "He is a young boy, he wants to be the best in the world."

Tonight's win means that Martinez has won two of his 15 matches as a manager against City - the other being the unlikely FA Cup final win in 2013 while in charge of Wigan Athletic.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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