Bad news for Everton boss Ronald Koeman

Lynette Rowe
September 19, 2017

Everton was trailing 0-1 to Antonio Valencia's early stunner but playing well and threatening an equalizer.

Anthony Martial's injury-time penalty completed the rout, meaning Everton has conceded 10 goals without scoring in eight days.

After losing 2-0 at Chelsea, Koeman would have hoped to see a response from his players after the global break - but it hasn't gone to plan for Everton.

Koeman's side are now third from bottom in the Premier League table and have won only one game, conceding nine goals in their three successive league defeats. They also lost 3-0 to Italy's Atalanta in the Europa League last week.

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Koeman signed Gylfi Sigurdsson to help support the former England captain, who has found himself playing as a striker on occasion this season.

Ahead of the game this weekend, Mourinho claimed in his program notes that the Merseyside club would be aiming for nothing less than a Champions League place after they spent heavily during the summer. "After today we have four home games and we have to win, otherwise we'll have problems", the Dutchman said. "It does not look too good at the moment but I know we are more than good enough to turn this around, and I think with the staff and the players we have, and the will within the team and the players, eventually we will turn this around".

Prior to the 4-0 loss away to United, Everton registered just four shots on target, having none against the reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.

"I think the Premier League is becoming defensive. many teams try to play with five at the back plus two or three in the middle", he told the club's website.

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