Marco Silva says that Everton’s second-half performance against Chelsea on Sunday was much more representative of the quality he has always believed his team possesses.
The Blues atoned for a limp display in the first 45 minutes to come out of the interval fired up and they took the lead within four minutes of the restart when Richarlison headed home following a corner.
Ron Saunders is best remembered for moulding the Aston Villa team which won the League Cup in 1975 and 1977, the Football League championship in 1981 and the European Cup in 1982. Less reported is the fact that he began his life in football as an Evertonian.
Born in Birkenhead on 6 November 1932, one of eight siblings, Ron attended the Park High School.
Everton 2 – 0 Chelsea
Richarlison put Everton into the lead early in the second half and won the penalty from which Gylfi Sigurdsson put the game to bed with the Toffees’ second
Everton recovered from a shambolic first-half to put in a stirring display after the break and record their first win over a “big six” side in over two years.
The 25-year-old’s cocksure attitude has been lauded as one of his strengths but it has bordered on misplaced arrogance at times this season and it’s a trait that is becoming a liability.
It’s often said that it takes a special breed to be a goalkeeper and that some of the best have a mad streak in them that makes them perform feats that most players cannot.
Newcastle United 3 – 2 Everton
Jordan Pickford escaped a red card and saved a penalty in the first half but parried a shot straight to Ayoze Perez for the equaliser in the second before Newcastle scored a controversial late winner
Everton threw away a 2-0 lead and eventually lost 3-2 to Newcastle United in a match littered with controversy at St James’ Park.
An unprepossessing road in the shadow of Goodison Park, is named Salop Street. Salop, or Shropshire as it is more commonly known, might not, at a first glance, be awash with Everton links but that can be misleading. In fact the, largely rural, county has a loyal Blues following (the Shropshire Blues is the local official supporters club branch).
Liverpool U23s 0 – 2 Everton U23s
Nathan Broadhead bagged a brace at Anfield as Everton took another step towards reclaiming the Premier League 2 title
Everton’s Under-23s took a step closer to a second Premier League 2 title in three years with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield.
It wouldn’t be going out on a limb to say that Gylfi Sigurdsson enjoyed his first return to South Wales since leaving Swansea for Everton in a club record deal two-and-a-half years ago. Injured the last time the Toffees faced his old club away in April last year, the Icelandic international went into the belly of the Cardiff beast this evening as an ex-Jack and emerged the victor with two goals and a man-of-the-match display to his credit.
Cardiff City 0 – 3 Everton
Phil Jagielka is set to make his first Premier League appearance since the opening day in place of the suspended Kurt Zouma
Gylfi Sigurdsson returned to South Wales to deliver another blow to Cardiff’s survival hopes, scoring a goal in each half to hand Marco Silva three badly-needed points.