Tactical Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham

Tactical Analysis: Everton 2-1 West Ham

It was a great Everton performance as The Toffees defeated a very in-form West Ham side. On his 400th appearance, Leon Osman slides home the winner in a 2-1 victory over The Hammers. Everton took the lead after half-an-hour, Romelu Lukaku scored from close range after Ross Barkley's shot was deflected. West Ham equalised after making two substitutes, Mauro Zarate's shot taking a huge deflection over the Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. However, Leon Osman scored the winner to pick three …
Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On the ninth of November, Everton travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland. After the first 10 games of the season, both sides will be slightly disappointing with their starts to season.  Sunderland have had some horrible results, most notably when they were thrashed 8-0 by Southampton, and have only grabbed 11 points from ten games.  After last season's fifth place finish, Everton would have been wanting to push on this season and try to get into …
Player Analysis: James McCarthy vs Lille

Player Analysis: James McCarthy vs Lille

Everton's Europa League campaign in the Group Stages has been a success, after the Toffees eased past Lille 3-0 at Goodison Park. The game began at a fast pace with Everton on the attack instantly and fully deserved to go ahead with Leon Osman firing in from close-range. Everton soon went two-ahead, a great corner from Aiden McGeady was headed home from Phil Jagielka. The Blues ended the game in the second-half, Steven Naismith scoring from close-range to make it …
Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Both teams head into this without a win in their last three games as both sides have seen their early season optimism crash back to earth. Everton have endured a dismal start to their second season under Roberto Martinez with just six points gained from seven fixtures. Meanwhile, Aston Villa looked set to finally kick on under Paul Lambert but three defeats in a row have tempered what hopes they had and now a result against Everton is paramount to …
Ross Barkley Vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

Ross Barkley Vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

With control of the title on the line for Manchester City, City came out and grabbed the win in a 3-2 thriller.  Everton failed to do their neighbours Liverpool a favour and were eliminated from the race for a Champions League spot.  Despite his team's loss, Ross Barkley put in a top draw performance.  With Roy Hodgson in the stands, Barkley put in a display that showed he should not only be on the plane to Brazil, but maybe he …
Scotland 2 Croatia 0 | Tactical Analysis - Snodgrass & Naismith Star

Scotland 2 Croatia 0 | Tactical Analysis - Snodgrass & Naismith Star

Swagger Verb.
“Walk or behave in a very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive way: "he swaggered along the corridor".
It’s been a long time since Scotland displayed any confidence or arrogance in their play yet there were fleeting moments of such quality last night. Brief glimpses that under Gordon Strachan there is belief in both the system and the players themselves. Scotland claimed one piece of unwelcome history during the course of this qualifying campaign - they lost more than …
Everton 2 Wigan 1 | Tactical Analysis

Everton 2 Wigan 1 | Tactical Analysis

Everton hosted Wigan at Goodison Park. Everton were 2-4-0 in their last six games, while Wigan posted a not-so-impressive 1-1-4. Formations [caption id="attachment_24068" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Everton Starting XI[/caption] Everton made one change from their game against West Ham. Heitinga dropped to the bench in favour of Hitzlsperger. Neville moved to right back, while Gibson kept his place with his red card appeal pending (now rescinded). The result was a relatively narrow 4-4-2 formation to allow Baines and Neville to overlap. …
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