Victor Anichebe has stated his intent to lose any ´super-sub´ reputation and secure a regular starting place with Everton after his equalising goal against Wigan.

Anichebe told evertontv: “I tried to rubbish that super-sub tag from the Europa League a few years back but it seems to be following me round!

“Hopefully I can start a few more games soon. The manager keeps putting me in and then taking me out and just trying to help me really. Obviously I have had the injuries and I hadn’t trained for a few days before Wigan so it is important to be careful.”

“People were saying ‘nice header’ to me in the dressing room, but I didn’t have to do a lot,” he added. “The quality of the cross made the goal. I just had to get something on it. I always try and thank whoever crosses the ball and this time it was Bainesy. It was a great cross and it was that which made the goal possible.”

“It was a tough game. It was a really bad pitch and I think it was always going to be tough after Tuesday night. The lads put a lot of effort into beating City and Wigan are fighting for their lives and play some good football. We would have liked to have won, but given that we didn’t it was important that we didn’t lose.”

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