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Everton midfielder Leon Osman performs rap classic in Liverpool hotel

Everton midfielder Leon Osman celebrated his testimonial dinner at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool by treating guests to a rendition of Boom Shake the Room!

More than ten years after making his first senior start for the Toffees, the 33 year-old rapped along to the 'DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince' classic on Saturday night after Everton's goalless draw against Swansea.

A table for ten at the bash including three course dinner, auction, raffle and Osman's special performance would have set you back £750.


Martinez: Moaning is pointless

Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez and Garry Monk are old friends. Credit: PA

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has stressed in the wake of Swansea counterpart Garry Monk's recent comments on referees that there is no point moaning about decisions.

Martinez has also defended Professional Game Match Officials Limited general manager Mike Riley and the standard of refereeing in English football, describing it as "very strong".

I think it makes you feel better, but I don't think it gets you anything at all.

Football is a game of errors, and sometimes you get those errors in your favour or against you, and that is part of the game.

– Roberto Martinez

Lukaku hails Eto'o after brace

Romelu Lukaku feels "blessed" to be working with strike partner Samuel Eto'o at Everton.

The Toffees pair both signed from Chelsea in the summer, but did not bring a ready-made partnership due to Lukaku spending the majority of last season on loan at Goodison.

He's a world class player. He's scored so many goals throughout his career and I've been blessed to be working with him.

I spend most of the time with him. I come in at the same time as he does, I leave at the same time. We do everything together on and off the pitch as well.

In training we have a finishing competition and the one who loses has to do sprints.

We see each other quite often. He comes to my house, I go to his house. I try to learn as much as I can from him and he tells me stories about how he worked when he was younger.

– Romelu Lukaku


Teams: Burnley v Everton


Confirmed #BFC starting XI: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell (c), Duff, Ward; Kightly, Jones, Arfield, Boyd; Jutkiewicz, Ings. #ClaretsLIVE


EFC XI to face Burnley: Howard, Baines, Jagielka, Alcaraz, Coleman, Naismith, McCarthy, Barry, Osman, Eto'o, Lukaku

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