Having opened the 2019/20 Premier League campaign with a disappointing draw with Crystal Palace, Everton were looking to pick up their first three points of the year as we welcomed Watford to Goodison Park earlier today.
It wasn’t quite the performance we saw in the opener, and it was another tight game when it came to clear cut chances for either side, but ten minutes into the tie Bernard had his name on the scoresheet and it was enough to take us to our first three points of the year, and send Watford to their fifth straight Premier League defeat.
Silva will certainly be looking for improvements though but for those who like statistics, we’ve now not conceded on home soil since the February clash against Manchester City.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle in the game, manager Marco Silva said of our efforts on the day.
“The three points were the most important thing. We scored a goal and did not concede and that was important for us. Looking at the whole picture I think we deserved the win. Of course the second half I would like the performance to be better but it is the first home game of the season. I think we had more big chances than them to score. My style and my philosophy is I like to play offensive football. Keeping clean sheets is important but what I want is to score more goals. With a second goal you are more safe. We want to make Goodison our fortress.”