Ray Wilkins questions Everton’s Champions League ambitions after Norwich draw

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Everton wasted their chances to only manage a draw with Norwich City.

Everton could only secure a 1-1 draw at Norwich on Saturday lunchtime, and Ray Wilkins has told Sky Sports that their inability to win games like this puts a real question mark on their Champions League ambitions.

Wilkins said: “They should have won the game, there are no two ways about it. You cannot have designs on reaching the Champions League or Europa League and miss those chances.”

The Toffees have been considered outside contenders for a Champions League finish this season, with a fantastic group of players picking up some really impressive results against top sides.

However, they have also dropped needless points, such as against Norwich, when they failed to capitalise on their dominance and wasted so many chances in front of goal.

Romelu Lukaku scored after 15 minutes, but the Toffees had 15 other attempts, but failed to hit the back of the net. Norwich eventually fought back, and equalised in the second half, but they were truly overrun by a quality side in the first period - and still managed to survive.

These struggles against lesser teams have left Everton now six points off the top four, and Wilkins has questioned whether they can be considered real contenders for Champions League football if they continue to struggle in games that are extremely winnable.

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