Date printed: Saturday 30th December 2017 6:36
Everton let Jordan Pickford down through handing over a “present” of a win to Bournemouth at Dean Court docket, in keeping with Sam Allardyce.
The annoyed Toffees boss hit out at his avid gamers for leaking two comfortable objectives at hand the Cherries a 2-1 win at the south coast, their first victory in 9 Premier League video games.
Everton misplaced their seven-match unbeaten run beneath new boss Allardyce as Ryan Fraser fired a brace, the second one looping house by means of a hefty deflection off Michael Keane.
Bournemouth climbed out of the relegation zone with simply their 3rd league win at house this time period, however Allardyce was once left to lament no less than some extent dropped for the guests.
“Jordan Pickford is a top-drawer goalie and a height lad,” stated Allardyce.
“I knew he could be a height goalie, however I didn’t are aware of it could be this speedy; it’s remarkable that it’s came about this temporarily.
“He’s very, very upset and the remainder of the avid gamers must be upset, as a result of we’ve let him down just a little lately.
“We must have had some extent out of lately.
“You’ll’t move clear of house and present your opposition two objectives like that.”
Fraser’s hooked shot driven Bournemouth right into a 1-Zero half-time lead, earlier than Idrissa Gueye drew Everton stage after the spoil.
However simply when the Toffees seemed primed to eke out some extent, up popped Fraser with a overdue pressure that deflected off Everton defender Keane and into the online.
Allardyce insisted Everton will have to proceed to paintings at defensive solidity till new goalscoring ability arrives at Goodison Park within the January switch window.
Everton are rumoured to be just about finishing a deal to signal Turkey ahead Cenk Tosun from Besiktas, however for now Allardyce continues to concentrate on rearguard enhancements.
“Total our goalscoring skills are restricted,” stated Allardyce.
“You don’t want to be a supervisor to take a look at what this squad has were given nowadays.
“It’s were given avid gamers who can play neatly and create and it hasn’t were given many out and out goalscorers.
“That’s why I paintings so arduous defensively as a result of we’re by no means going to be a free-scoring workforce.
“That’s one thing that we need to proceed except we will strengthen our purpose risk on this switch window, which we’re having a look to do.”
Eddie Howe hailed Fraser’s match-winning contribution, insisting the 23-year-old former Aberdeen winger can now kick on and realise his wealthy doable.
“Ryan is in point of fact starting to display simply how excellent a participant he’s,” stated Howe.
“What’s necessary for me is his performances, the extent of his sport technically lately, it was once very good.
“It’s been an extended adventure for him to get right here from Aberdeen, and I’m no longer speaking in miles there; it’s about his building as a footballer.
“I’m so happy for him.”
Howe showed ahead Josh King suffered a brand new hamstring drawback in some other damage blow to the Cherries’ already-tested squad.
Howe added: “It’s an enormous blow to lose Josh, with a hamstring damage, that appears at this level like a pull.”
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