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Roberto Martinez: 'We've finally got to grips with extra demands'

Everton boss Roberto Martinez feels that his side's win over Newcastle United is proof they are starting to cope with the extra demands of playing in the Europa League.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has claimed that his side are finally coping the dual demands of playing in the Premier League and the Europa League following their 3-0 victory over Newcastle United.

The Toffees recorded a 2-1 win over Dynamo Kiev during week in their Europa League last-16 clash, and followed their good performance with a comfortable win over the Magpies, which eased their relegation worries.

Martinez told BBC Sport: "We've been growing during the season to be in a position so that whatever changes you make they will ready to perform. We showed today that we are ready to cope with European demands.

"I am delighted in the manner we managed the game. We took our chances and we kept a clean sheet and took control of a big occasion because we had to win the game."

Everton are 14th in the Premier League and have now moved six points clear of the relegation zone.

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