A voiceless Walter Mazzarri admitted he has been left "angry" by his side's continued struggles in front of goal on the road, with their goal drought away from Vicarage Road now stretching more than 10 hours.

The Italian head coach was hoarse in his post-match press-conference at Goodison Park tonight, but for all his passion could not will an equaliser once Ross Barkley put Everton ahead shortly before the hour mark.

He said: "We created many chances, but the ball doesn’t go in. I’m very angry but also for the fact we keep losing players to injury.

"Let’s hope to have some positive results from the next two games. We played a very good game, a great game. We didn’t deserve to lose, and deserved at least a draw. The ball doesn’t go in, it just doesn’t do it.

"These guys played very well today and are doing well. The only mistake, and somewhere we played poorly for 90 minutes was Hull.

"We might be missing some experience, and of course we’re missing to score in the last 20 metres."

Mazzarri repeated his frustration at the club's injury woes during the season, which, although largely behind them, still robs them of their two most creative players, as well as four centre-backs following Christian Kabasele's first-half removal.

"I’m angry because this is happening in the same positions on the pitch. We’re missing four defenders from the same position," he said. "We have now had four defeats but we’ve played with almost half of the starting 11 for almost half the season.

"When we had a full squad, we were 7th to 10th. It’s not easy when you are missing your most important players."