A few Everton fans have been reacting on social media to an “unusual” stat from our Boxing Day win over Burnley.
New boss Carlo Ancelotti got off the mark with all three points at home to the Clarets thanks to a late Dominic Calvert-Lewin diving header, despite the team not playing at their best.
We had plenty of chances to break the visitor’s goal line before the 80th-minute, and in fact, every outfield player that featured in the starting line-up tried their luck at least once.
Match-winner Calvert-Lewin attempted the most shots of any player for either side with six, of which just two were on target, per WhoScored data.
Is every outfield player having a shot in a 1-0 win a good thing?
Defender Yerry Mina fashioned the second-most efforts on Nick Pope’s goal with three, while Djibril Sidibe, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Richarlison each hit two shots on goal.
Bernard, Fabian Delph, Mason Holgate and Seamus Coleman each took one shot on Thursday, while substitutes Theo Walcott, Tom Davies nor Moise Kean managed to record an effort on goal following their introductions.
Only four Burnley players registered a shot on Jordan Pickford’s net, with Jay Rodriguez and Robbie Brady striking two while Jack Cork and Chris Wood hit one apiece.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the “unusual” stat of every starting outfield Blues player recording at least one shot on Boxing Day…
That’s an unusual stat!
— Salem (@Salemail2010) December 26, 2019
Except from only scoring one goal, but its progress
— Adam (@adxmEFC) December 26, 2019
Good start now let’s kick on and salvage something this season! Give Carlo a decent budget for January.
— Ste…Toffees!!! (@Everton1878Ste) December 26, 2019
That’s really poor then, only scored 1 in at least 11 shots.
— DonLeFus (@DonLeFus) December 26, 2019
Need to improve on taking our chances though. 20 shots with 10 corners and only 1 goal isn’t good.
— Cal Friedman (@friedman_cal) December 26, 2019
— Ashley (@AshleyBolland_) December 26, 2019
And we scored 1 shows how bad they are
— Robert (@Robertf58764045) December 27, 2019
In other Everton news, the club have made inquiries into signing a €30m striker in January.