Roberto Martinez shares reason why John Stones didn't play for Everton tonight

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Everton beat Newcastle 3-0 at Goodison Park tonight - but John Stones wasn't in the side.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is quoted by the club's official Twitter account as saying that defender John Stones will be out for around seven to ten days with a hamstring injury.

The Toffees went into tonight's game against Newcastle under major pressure to get a result, having won only once in the last ten Premier League games - and that came against tonight's opponents.

In the end, it was a comfortable win for Everton, as after Aaron Lennon turned the ball home from the edge of the box in the first half, Ross Barkley scored two late penalties to give the Toffees a 3-0 victory.

It was a much-needed win for manager Martinez, who was without goalkeeper Tim Howard and star defender John Stones, with fans wondering why the latter missed out.

Stones, touted as one of England's next great talents, has been in poor form of late, and many had speculated whether Martinez simply took him out of the firing line tonight.

However, the Spaniard spoke to the press after the final whistle, and is quoted by the club's Twitter account as saying that Stones was out with a hamstring injury.

Martinez added that Stones had a scan on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, and he looks set to miss around seven to ten days of action.


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