Osman wants to win every game

Leon Osman is hoping Everton can win their remaining nine games following the impressive 2-0 home victory over Manchester City.

Last Updated: 16/03/13 at 15:45 Post Comment

Leon Osman: Stunning goal put Everton ahead against Manchester City

Leon Osman: Stunning goal put Everton ahead against Manchester City

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Stand-in captain Osman's thumping drive set Everton on their way to three points before Nikica Jelavic scored an injury-time second after Steven Pienaar had been sent off.

Following last week's shock FA Cup quarter-final defeat at home by Wigan Athletic, Everton are likely to need a fifth-placed finish to qualify for Europe and Osman is staying positive.

"It's difficult to play with 10 men against any team, let alone the champions, but we kept them at bay and I don't think they had too many chances to score, which shows how dogged we were in defence," Osman told Sky Sports.

"The league's what we've got to concentrate on now and get as high up as we can. That's an aim that's important to us and we want to win all our remaining games."

Osman was delighted with his 30-yard strike which swerved away from City goalkeeper Joe Hart, saying: "Joe's a fantastic keeper and to beat him from that range, I can't ask for more, I'm delighted.

"It maybe bobbled a bit as I hit it, but it went in the back of the net and gave us the goal that we needed to try to go on to win the match."

Seamus Coleman was an impressive figure at right-back for Everton and he hopes the victory over City helps to make up for the FA Cup exit against Wigan.

"It was disappointing to go out of the FA Cup and the manager got us on it this week," said Coleman.

"We tried to repay the fans as much as we could and I think we did that. Winning games is what it's all about."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Jose Mourinho admits being a fan of West Ham ahead of Boxing Day showdown

Jose Mourinho has backtracked on his 19th century football jib against West Ham ahead of today's showdown with Chelsea.

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property