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Martinez Praises Barry

Everton manager Roberto Martinez was happy to get his first three points and has hailed the performance of new signing Gareth Barry in his side’s 1-0 win over Chelsea in a Barclays Premiership match on Saturday.

Barry has signed for Everton on a one-year loan deal from Manchester City.

Martinez explained after his side’s first league win on Saturday that Barry was instrumental in getting the team to play together and keep a clean sheet.

“That was a master-class,” said Martinez of Barry’s performance.

“You have to remember he has not played competitive football and that shows you how he is as a professional, working hard to keep his fitness up.

“Gareth is quite unique in his profile as a footballer and that is why we are so delighted to have him at the club.

“He is a perfect influence for Ross Barkley and James McCarthy, but I thought the partnership with Leon Osman was excellent.

“Gareth Barry was essential in keeping a clean sheet today.”

Martinez also added that he was delighted to get his first league win as the Everton manager after three consecutive draws since the start of the season.

“It feels really, really good because it was a special game, a special opposition and a very good performance,” added Martinez

“We are still going through a transitional period and I think the crowd understands that and as players we understand that.

“But in the manner that we've been able to defend, sensing danger and coping with one-on-ones, I thought it was superb.”

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