If we presume Allardyce was staying until summer anyway, then this is a great day overall. It was the best we’ve played since we beat West Ham at home 4-0 (Who, by the way, didn’t have the best time today it seemed. One fan got laid out by Mark Noble, a folktale for years to come) and there were returns for Baines and Klaassen. However, if a poor result meant that Allardyce was hastily removed from his post, then maybe it was short-termism from the boys today to get the win.
But Everton won, and Liverpool lost, so let’s enjoy weekend things that we haven’t felt in a while.
Tosun looked absolutely phenomenal today as he was the embodiment of a heavyweight freight train, terrifying poor Gaetan Bong by running through him like he was a door in Takeshi’s Castle on more than one occasion. He took his goal superbly well and the crossbar is still on the move.
The defence was much more secure with a left-back at left-back and Ashley Williams left back at home.
All in all, decent.