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Martinez refuses to consider axing Everton keeper Howard

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will not drop Tim Howard after a poor performance in their 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

Howard was at fault for both of Leicester's goals.

"Tim Howard is one of our leaders, one of the most solid performers," Martinez said.

"What he brings as a goalkeeper is his understanding with other players, what he has achieved in the game, and when he is fully fit, he is a very strong performer.

"His performance against Chelsea was outstanding and his performance against Young Boys, after the first goal when he doesn't see the ball, was terrific.

"I don't think that is the difference between getting three points and one point today."

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