27 Apr 2014

Own-goal double wrecks Everton's EPL hopes

6:42 am on 27 April 2014

English football club Everton suffered a huge blow in their quest for Champions League qualification after a pair of own-goals resigned them to a 2-0 Premier League loss at Southampton.

Defeat means Everton remain a point behind Arsenal, who currently occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot on offer to Premier League clubs, before the Gunners' match at home to Newcastle on Tuesday.

But Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists the Merseysiders, whose final two league games of the season are against title contenders Manchester City and FA Cup finalists Hull, had not given up on a Champions League place.