Everton were favourites heading into Sunday’s Premier League clash against West Ham United due to their opponent’s poor start to the season.
Not only did Marco Silva’s team have home comforts on their side as the match took place at Goodison Park, they were also facing a team that had lost all four of their league matches.
However, the day did not go as planned for Everton as they were beaten 3-1 by Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Everton had some injury problems heading into the encounter, but they would have been very disappointed to concede two goals from Andriy Yarmolenko inside the first half an hour.
Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back for the hosts before the half-time whistle, but Marko Arnautovic killed off the game with a hit in the 61st minute.
After the match, Silva gave his thoughts to the media, claiming that his players did not make the most of the opportunities that they had, but there is still a sense of togetherness.
— Everton (@Everton) September 16, 2018
Not every Everton fan took the manager’s comments well.
Really really poor performance again. Need to be much better than this. Between zonal marking and the individual errors at the back we have lost too many points already. If the defensive side of things is not Marcos strong point he needs get in a defensive coach who knows PL
— Paul Jones (@pauly1878) September 17, 2018
Arsenal will put 5 past us next week.
— P (@Paul_M__H) September 16, 2018
Well that’s ok then. We lost together did we? Sound.
— PF (@PeterFearns) September 16, 2018
A wake up call, poor in all areas, and lost nearly all 50/50s
— Rich (@Growlerxxx) September 16, 2018
it’s in the way we lost the game very poor very disappointing display of football. Next up Arsenal and i can’t see us getting any points there. The truth is the whole team needs a dressing down on that performance
— Rab C Nesbitt (@worth1964) September 17, 2018
— klaym (@klaym121) September 16, 2018
He’s a poor mans martinez bring back allardyce
— Ross (@BoardmanRoss) September 16, 2018
silva out ,the team is clearly weak physically and tactically.
— amir fathi (@ahmed34090) September 16, 2018
— jay (@jasonbefc) September 16, 2018
Shocking defending against WHU. No left sided midfielder in the first half to run at an old Zabaleta. DCL and Tosun were shocking too. Both are not premier league quality.
— lee (@urgentlee) September 17, 2018