Kevin Mirallas will miss Everton's last three games of the season with a groin injury, Everton have now confirmed. The 26 year-old appeared to be in some discomfort as he made his way around the pitch at the final whistle of Sunday's win over Manchester United and reports from Belgium that his League season is over have now been proved correct. Mirallas is expected to be out for a month but should make the World Cup Finals in Brazil.
Everton completed the double over Manchester United and moved back to within a point of Arsenal with a convincing 2-0 win. Leighton Baines slotted home a 28th-minute penalty after Phil Jones had handled Romelu Lukaku's shot and Kevin Mirallas then doubled the advantage, collecting Seamus Coleman's pass and smashing past David de Gea from the angle. The Blues suffocated any attempt by David Moyes's side to get back into the game and Tim Howard denied Wayne Rooney with a superb late save to preserve the clean sheet.
Tim Howard has signed a new contract with Everton that extends his existing deal by two years, the club have announced. The American, who has been in fine form in Roberto Martinez's first season in charge, has committed his future to the Blues until 2018.
Bryan Oviedo continues his rapid recovery from his double leg-break back in January with the Costa Rican defender releasing video of himself in training as he works to be ready in time for the World Cup Finals in June.
David Moyes, the former Everton manager, who made the move to "better things" at Old Trafford last May has been unceremoniously dismissed from his post as manager of Manchester United after just 10 months in the job.