Roberto Martinez has praised his Everton side for the way they overcame Norwich City to book a League Cup quarter-final berth.
Everton trumped their fellow Premier League club 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out at Goodison Park on Tuesday, having come from behind to draw 1-1.
Leon Osman’s 68th-minute strike cancelled out Sebastien Bassong’s second-half opener before Everton converted all four of their spot-kicks to progress to the last eight.
Wes Hoolahan had a penalty saved and Nathan Redmond missed for the visitors, the outcome leaving Martinez satisfied.
“I thought it was a fantastic cup tie,” he said.
“Credit to Norwich, they got the crowd frustrated in spells but we dealt with that really well.
“I thought after Gerard [Deulofeu] came on we had the best chances and found a way through.
“The sucking power of the Gwladys Street was definitely in our favour tonight.
“We’re looking forward to seeing who we’re going to face but we’re still a long way from thinking about winning a trophy.”
Everton have never won the League Cup, finishing runners-up in 1977 and 1984. They are back in the Premier League action at home to Sunderland on Sunday.
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