Why Everton star Robles' display against West Ham may have saved the club money

Everton Joel Robles was arguably their man of the match against West Ham United in the FA Cup last night.

Joel Robles' performance in goal for Everton last night may have saved the club a considerable amount of money this month.

The Toffees have been said to be on the hunt for a new custodian in the transfer window, due to the fact that Tim Howard has been ruled out for a prolonged period of time with injury. 

Roberto Martinez was thought not to have much faith in Robles, who he saw as a back-up choice rather than a regular selection, yet his display against West Ham United suggested that he could be relied on. 

The Spanish stopper produced a performance during the 2-2 draw with the Hammers that was finer than any display the usual first choice Howard has put in this season. 

Everton have been linked with the likes of Sheffield Wednesday's Keiren Westwood, Cardiff City's David Marshall and Queens Park Ranger's Alex McCarthy already this window in the Daily Mail, and it is also questionable whether any of them would have been able to match Robles' standard last night. 

The 24-year-old pulled off a number of stunning saves, showing off his agility and his handling skills and he may just have won over a few fans at Goodison Park, even if he was guilty of missing the penalty which saw his side crash out of the competition. 

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