Jermaine Jenas did not expect Everton to keep clean sheet on Thursday

Newcastle's Jermaine Jenas (R) celebrates after scoring against Charlton with teammate Darren Ambrose (L) during their Premiership football match at St. James Park in Newcastle, England 20...

Everton won in the Europa League on Thursday.

Jermaine Jenas of Spurs looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane on April 9, 2011 in London, England.

Jermaine Jenas admitted on BT Sport 2 on Thursday evening (7:55pm, December 7, 2017) that he did not expect Everton to keep a clean sheet against Apollon Limassol.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United midfielder made the comments following Everton’s 3-0 victory over Limassol away from home in the Europa League Group E on Thursday evening.

Jenas said on BT Sport 2 on Thursday evening (7:55pm, December 7, 2017) during the post-match coverage of the Europa League game between Everton and Limassol when asked how important it is to keep keep clean sheets: “It’s hugely important. I didn't think they were going to get it tonight, if I am totally honest.”

Rodolph Austin of Leeds battles with Jermaine Jenas of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on March 1, 2014 in London,...

Everton’s performances and results in the past three games have been very encouraging.

The Toffees won 4-0 against West Ham United at Goodison Park in the Premier League last month and defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 at home last weekend.

Jermaine Jenas of Queens Park Rangers looks on from the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City at Loftus Road on February 2, 2013 in...

Under manager Sam Allardyce, the Merseyside outfit appear to have become stronger defensively, and that can only be something positive in the long run.

What was very promising about Everton on Thursday evening was that they won and kept a clean sheet despite playing with a number of young and inexperienced players.

The Toffees, though, will find it hard to keep a clean sheet in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool away from home at Anfield this weekend.

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