Aside from a lack of cutting edge, the only other slightly negative aspect was Everton's switch to a back three.
This change in shape followed John Heitinga's introduction on 69 minutes.
Despite the fact Everton's full-backs had been camped in their opponent's final third—leaving the hosts with just two back for most of the game—a shift to three centre-backs did not work.
Norwich had their best spell during the closing stages, hitting the post and recording seven of their 12 shots during this brief 21-minute period.
Three at the back was Martinez's favoured approach at Wigan but, aside from in preseason and during a few closing stages, the Catalan hasn't used it at Everton.
Stones' emergence could be the reason for a more prolonged experiment here, as it would enable him (or Antolin Alcaraz) to remain involved upon Sylvain Distin's return.
However, these 21-minutes were not a persuasive argument for its arrival.