Barton maintains Everton need new manager ‘quickly’ despite win

David Unsworth has overseen his first win since taking over as Everton manager on an interim basis.

It was a difficult situation for the Under-23s coach to come into given that the team had won just two of nine Premier League games, which resulted in the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

Under the rule of Unsworth, the Toffees lost to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, Leicester City in the top flight and were eliminated from the Europa League due to a 3-0 defeat to Lyon.

Pressure was on heading into Sunday’s match against Watford at Goodison Park, and it was a dreary start as Everton went 2-0 down after 64 minutes.

The Merseyside outfit managed to launch a successful comeback, though, as Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin got on the scoresheet.

Leighton Baines found what turned out to be the winner in the 91st minute, just before Tom Cleverley missed from the spot.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has been heavily critical of Unsworth, particularly his weight.

Following Sunday’s victory, the controversial ex-Manchester City man gave his verdict on Twitter.