Roberto Martinez is delighted with how his inexperienced defence has coped in recent weeks.

Injuries to Coleman, Stones and Baines has given opportunity to Galloway, Browning and Mori, and Martinez reckon’s they’re doing well, in part he thinks to Jagielka’s influence.

Martinez:  “Tyias performed with defensive arrogance, Brendan brings a smile to your face and Funes Mori and Phil Jagielka looked like a partnership that had been performing for years.

“Phil Jagielka has been the most consistent and best English centre-back in the last 12 months. It is no coincidence anyone around him performs”


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