Roberto Martinez stressed Everton will "give their lives" to get as many points as possible between now and the end of the season after their 2-0 loss at Stoke.
The Merseyside outfit are 14th in the Premier League, only six points above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 28 fixtures.
The defeat at the Britannia Stadium was the seventh in their last 12 top-flight matches, a sequence which has featured only one win and none in the last five games.
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Everton endured further Premier League misery as goals from Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf condemned them to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke.
Moses headed home superbly in the 32nd minute before Diouf slotted in on the rebound six minutes from time after fellow substitute Marko Arnautovic hit the post to steer the Potters to a third straight win.
The Toffees, meanwhile, are now without a victory in five league games and they have won only once in their last 12.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez had said before...