Michael Owen reacts to Roberto Martinez exit, comments on Norwich game

Roberto Martinez

Michael Owen was shocked with Everton’s performance against Sunderland in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to the departure of Roberto Martinez from Everton.

Martinez has left Everton as the manager following the Toffees’ disappointing results and performances in the Premier League this season.

The 3-0 defeat to Sunderland away from home at the Stadium of Light in the league on Wednesday evening proved to be the final straw.

Owen has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to Martinez’s exit from the Merseyside outfit, while adding on Sportlobster.com: “Shame that Roberto Martinez lost his job. Some top players in the Everton squad but last night was the final straw. Shocking performance.”

Everton will be looking to end the season on a winning note when they take on Norwich City at home in the Premier League this weekend.

Norwich have already been relegated to the Championship and have nothing to play for.

Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that there will be goals in the match at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

“Another desperately disappointing performance from Everton at the Stadium Of Light and you have to wonder what the future holds for Roberto Martinez at Goodison; the Canaries will be looking to end their season with back-to-back wins and I think there will be goals in a game likely to be played in a difficult atmosphere,” the Newcastle United striker wrote on Betvictor.com.

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Over 2.5 goals at 3/5.” (prediction was published before Martinez’s departure from Everton was announced).

Everton will head into the match as favourites, and they should be able to pick up all three points.

The Toffees, though, will not finish in the top 10 of the Premier League even if they win against the Canaries.

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