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Distin calls for Everton consistency down the stretch

The Everton center back believes the club must keep its current run of form going in order to lock up a place in Europe for next season.

Everton defender Sylvain Distin has called for continued consistency ahead of Tuesday’s encounter with Arsenal, one that could prove decisive in the race for Champions League qualification.

David Moyes’ side extended its recent good run with a straightforward 2-0 win over relegation-threatened QPR on Saturday. The Toffees travel to North London just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, albeit having played a game more, and four points behind third-place Arsenal following a run of four wins in their last five Premier League matches.

“We have three clean sheets out of the last four games," Distin told Everton's official website. "Tuesday is only as important as today's game or any of the other 30 we have played. There are no small games, we have to be consistent. We just have the final push to get fourth or fifth place."

A deflected Darron Gibson strike and Victor Anichebe’s poacher’s strike, one that denied Distin what would have been only his second goal of the season, secured victory against Harry Redknapp’s strugglers, and Distin is desperate for his side to maintain their momentum.

"Three points and a clean sheet; we are happy and we are doing well at the moment. We need to keep pushing to get a place in Europe," Distin said. "There was a great save from the goalkeeper then Vic stole a goal from me, I had to beat him up in the shower!

"The most important is the three points. I want to win games - if I can help (by scoring) then that's great but it doesn't bother me."

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