Premier League - Martinez begins Everton job with friendly loss

Roberto Martinez’s term as Everton manager began with a pre-season defeat when losing 2-1 to Austria Vienna.

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The Austrian champions are only one week from beginning their own new season and went two up after 37 minutes courtesy of a brace from Marko Stankovic.

The Serbian-Austrian forward rounded goalkeeper Joel Robles after Leon Osman gave away possession to break the deadlock on 14 minutes before doubling up from the penalty spot after a Shane Duffy handball.

Apostolos Vellios nodded home a Leighton Baines cross shortly after the spot kick to pull the Toffees back to within one, but after both sides made wholesale changes at the break there were no more goals to come in the friendly fixture.

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