Martinez impressed with  ‘threat’ of Lukaku


Everton boss Roberto Martinez praised the threat of Romelu Lukaku despite ruing the striker;s failure to secure three points at Norwich.(vist Fifa coins)

Lukaku became the first Everton player to score for a seventh successive game in 40 years, but spurned further chances in a first half the visitors dominated and Wes Hoolahan equalised in a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.

;That;s where you judge a striker. It;s the amount of threat that he carries,; Martinez said.

;I thought the clear-cut chances he produced is a very positive sign. On another day he would have scored four goals, or a hat-trick.

;It;s (go to fifa 16 coins) been another top performance from him. It;s just making sure he keeps creating chances, because it;s very rare that he;s not going to convert more than the one he did today.;

Lukaku has scored in six straight Premier League games, closing in on Jamie Vardy;s new record of netting in 11 successive games. Leicester are the Toffees; next opposition.

But Martinez would swap it all for a clean sheet after one shut-out in the last 10 in the Premier League, with Everton;s defending again culpable in Hoolahan;s leveller two minutes into the second half.

;I would swap any record just to try to keep a (go to fifa 16 coins) clean sheet,; Martinez added.

;As a team we know we;ve got incredible individuals. Probably some of the best young players in European football.

;What we need to do is become a team that can control games and make sure we finish with a win, rather than just performing well and dropping points.

;Overall the performance leaves you with a feeling of disappointment, because that should have been a three point performance.;

John Stones damaged an ankle in the warm-up and appeared to twist his knee during the first half – but there is no cause for concern.

Martinez added: ;He didn;t want to come off. I thought he was magnificent.;