Everton 2-1 Bournemouth: 6 things we learned

Pauline Gross
September 24, 2017

Now sitting 18th on the Premier League table, Koeman believes that their next three matches all coming at Goodison Park will provide an opportunity to generate positive momentum. I have really enjoyed the start to my Goodison career and I plan to be here for a long time.

Everton halted their run of consecutive Premier League defeats as Oumar Niasse's double claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

"I hadn't expected things to move as fast as they have and to have played against the teams I have done".

Signed for £13m four years ago from Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United were among the clubs believed to be interested in McCarthy's services before the close of the transfer window, though local reports suggested no suitor matched Everton's £25m valuation of the Scottish-born player. Add to that the fact that Everton failed to test Begovic regularly, and one sees the same problems from every match this season.

Continuing to show promising signs under the Dutchman's tutelage, Calvert-Lewin earned praise for his starring role, but Koeman is still tired of starting him in the upcoming game against Bournemouth.

Ronald Koeman's team lost its previous three league matches without scoring. The 4-4-1-1 shape used against Chris Hughton's men appeared a better fit for the players at Eddie Howe's disposal, with dangermen Jermaine Defoe and Josh King belatedly striking up a partnership for the former's winning goal.

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Visitors Bournemouth could well keep faith with the side that beat Brighton in the Premier League last weekend. If you play for titles, or for European football, the next game is always the most important.

Today was not a good performance from The Cherries.

Andrew Surman collected Ibe's return pass to equalise midway through the second half before former Liverpool winger Ibe slid through a clever ball for Jermain Defoe to lash home the victor - his first goal for the club since signing in the summer. "We had chances to kill the game but at 1-0 they always have a chance".

The Toffees have played five of their past six matches away from home - including fixtures at both table-topping Manchester clubs and defending champions Chelsea - and have not won since 17 August.

While Defoe is a great asset, the English journeyman is almost 35 years old, and Bournemouth should be focused on building the team around King rather than him. Nobody can stop him at the moment!

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