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The Everton manager singles out Norwich City's equalising hero for his striking instincts after the poacher grabbed a goal on his debut that ensured a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road

Everton manager Roberto Martinez singled out Ricky van Wolfswinkel as a potential star after snatching a point for Norwich City on Saturday.

The Netherlands international did not have much service throughout the match but made the most of what he was given to deny the Spaniard a win in his first competitive game as Toffees boss, his goal ensuring shared spoils at Carrow Road in a 2-2 scoreline.

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The former Sporting Lisbon striker headed home Steven Whittaker's skewed shot and his performance was enough to catch the eye of opposition manager Martinez, who had looked to have a first Everton win in the bag following efforts from Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman.

"If you're a striker and you get very few chances and you take them, it speaks volumes about yourself," the former Wigan boss told the media. "Scoring on your debut for a new club as a striker is important.

"I thought his movement was very good but we kept him quiet for much of the match.

"But then, scoring that chance shows he has a good sense of being in the right place at the right time."

Van Wolfswinkel, who agreed a club-record transfer to Norwich in March, scored 20 goals in 41 appearances for Sporting last term.

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