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After their hard-fought 2-1 win against Lincoln City on Saturday, Everton manager Marco Silva believes his side needs to learn how to finish off games.

Everton labored to a 2-1 victory at home against League Two side Lincoln City to progress to the fourth round for the second time in the last five years.

Fourteen minutes into the first half, Everton were already two goals ahead thanks to strikes by Ademola Lookman and Bernard, but Lincoln City reduced the deficit through Michael Bostwick in the 28th minutes and the home side struggled to see out the game.

“First we achieved the main thing, to play in the next round,” Silva told Sky Sports.

“For some moments it didn’t look like we would have a quiet afternoon. We started with intensity and some good moments but after one moment we lost the focus and gave them some hope.

“It is something which has happened in the last few games and it is something we need to stop as soon as we can.

“In some moments when everything goes well for us, even in our defensive moments, we are comfortable.

“When you don’t achieve the good results, the confidence is not the same. We have to be more focused because in one moment everything can change.

“We scored twice but they didn’t do anything to score a goal and we gave that option to them. We need to work to be more strong.”