Everton's Kevin Mirallas out for season with groin tear

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas will miss the club's final three games with a groin tear.
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas will miss Everton's final three matches of the season after tearing a groin muscle in Sunday's 2-0 win over Manchester United.

Everton says Tuesday that Mirallas will be out for three weeks, meaning he will be sidelined for the matches against Southampton, Manchester City and Hull.

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It is a blow to Everton's chances of beating Arsenal to fourth spot in the Premier League and the final Champions League qualification berth.

Fourth-place Arsenal is one point ahead of Everton.

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