Roberto Martinez: Everton boss proud after beating Man Utd

Martinez hails historic 'double'

Everton manager Roberto Martinez paid tribute to his "electrifying" side after they defeated Manchester United to keep alive hopes of a Premier League top-four finish.

"I couldn't be prouder to do the double over Manchester United," he told BBC Sport. "It is something for the fans to enjoy and be proud of the team."

To qualify for the Champions League, Everton need Arsenal to drop points.

Martinez's side are a point behind the Gunners with three games left apiece.

"You never expect Arsenal to drop points easily," said Martinez.

"We are just looking at ourselves and how many points we can achieve. Sixty-nine points is an incredible figure and we want to try to perform as well as we can to extend that figure to the maximum we can achieve."

Martinez described some of Everton's play as "electrifying".

"It was an outstanding result. It was the first time we have done the double over Manchester United since 1969, so that tells you how pleasing the scoreline is," he said.

Everton right-back Seamus Coleman thinks the chase for the final Champions League spot will go to the final game.

He said: "There are still three tough games for both of us ahead and we'll give it our all and hopefully we can sneak in there."

The race for Champions League qualification
Monday 28 April: Newcastle (a)Saturday 26 April: Southampton (a)
Sunday 4 May: West Brom (h)Saturday 3 May: Man City (h)
Sunday 11 May: Norwich (a)Sunday 11 May: Hull (a)