Earlier this evening Everton welcomed Tottenham Hotspur to Goodison Park for our final fixture ahead of Christmas Day.
Plenty of fans would’ve been hoping for a nice present from the 90 minutes given the time of year but despite opening the scoring on the day through Theo Walcott, it quickly turned against us as Spurs were clinical at the top of the pitch and they hammered six goals past Jordan Pickford.
Our England man was uncharacteristically poor on the day and his performance will create plenty of headlines on its own.
Goals from Walcott and a second from Gylfi Sigurdsson in the final 45 were nothing more than a scant consolation and it was our heaviest defeat under manager Marco Silva since he arrived at the club. We are also without a win in the last five and worryingly have conceded eleven goals in the last three matches.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, whilst Silva knew we hadn’t helped ourselves, given our start the game could’ve gone differently – especially if we hadn’t have had the goal disallowed.
“I’m not here to find an easy excuse. It would have been 2-0, it (foul) doesn’t look anything special. I don’t know if it would have been the same in the other box. A second goal for us would be different for sure. In that moment the referee saw something I did not see. I can’t see anything there. The first goal we conceded is impossible. It happened with our team in the last game. We have to realise why it happens so many times with us.”
????️ | Marco reacts to a tough defeat at Goodison Park.
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