Everton beaten by Austria Vienna

Everton have lost their first match with new manager Roberto Martinez at the helm.

Everton have lost their first match with new manager Roberto Martinez at the helm.

The Toffees went down 2-1 to Austria Vienna but the Spaniard was not too worried about the result as he preferred to focus on fitness.

"The game was more of a physical exercise than anything else. It's been a very successful week,” he told the club’s official website.

"We've accumulated a lot of work and that's been exactly what we needed and it's given us a very good platform. Today was just to get a run out and we gave everyone 45 minutes more or less.

"We were playing against a side who are one week away from the start of their season and that's what we wanted - we wanted to push ourselves to the maximum from a physical point of view, and I thought we responded really well."

Everton conceded to the Austrian champions in the 14th minute when Marko Stankovic rounded new goalkeeper Joel Robles before adding a second in the 37th from the penalty spot. The Toffees got one back through Apostolos Vellios who headed home a Leighton Baines cross.

 

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