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Everton FC: Nikica Jelavic hopes his winner against Sunderland has opened the floodgates

13 Nov 2012 07:00:00

Everton FC: Nikica Jelavic hopes his winner against Sunderland has opened the floodgates

Nikica Jelavic hopes that Saturday’s timely matchwinner has opened the floodgates to another goal rush for Everton FC.

After opening his Everton goals account against Spurs last season, the Croatian hit the ground running with a quickfire 10 goals in his next 12 starts. Despite still registering almost a goal every other game this season, Jelavic hasn’t been quite as prolific – having gone three games without a goal before Saturday. But he hopes that the clinically converted finish from Marouane Fellaini’s flick will now spark another flood of goals.

“For a striker it is always important to score for confidence and for the fans and the team as well, so I hope I can score many for them.

“Obviously I am pleased to score but the most important thing was the three points. It was a tough game, with them scoring in the last minute of the first half.

“We were better in the second half and scored two quick goals so in the end I think we deserved the victory.” Jelavic (left) has scored 16 goals in 23 starts since arriving from Rangers in January.


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