Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell believes the side have got into a bad habit of conceding the first goal in matches which is impacting badly on results.
Sunday's 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke was the seventh time in nine Barclays Premier League games the Toffees had gone behind and ended up losing.
That it resulted in a fourth league defeat in seven matches at Goodison Park this season only compounded the problem, and Rodwell told evertontv: "It is a bad habit."
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