With Everton’s form taking a turn for the better in recent weeks under manager Marco Silva, hopes were high of a positive result in today’s Premier League action against Fulham.
Heading to Craven Cottage for the game fresh from three wins on the spin against Arsenal, West Ham United and Chelsea, the travelling fans can probably be forgiven for wondering if the team were going to turn up as the hosts dominated chances in the first half – getting three on target from eight, compared to our one on target from two.
It didn’t change in the second half and we didn’t get another shot on target.
Fulham did though, and with Cairney and Babel getting on the scoresheet we fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat with little in terms of an answer.
We blow the opportunity to move from ninth and above Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, Silva said of the game.
“It was a disappointing result, we did not perform in the way we want. You have to do more and better because we have the quality to do that. The first half we did not play really fast and create problems. It was not a good first half. Then we start the second half and they score. We were not aggressive enough. We had a good chance to change the game, Dominic Calvert-Lewin had a one-on-one. But we didn’t score, after that it was not a good game for us. They were more aggressive than us, faster and created problems.”