Everton suffered defeat in the English Premier League for the first time since Sam Allardyce arrived at the club on Saturday, losing 2-1 away to Bournemouth.
Allardyce has struggled to pick up wins since becoming manager, but had at least brought defensive stability to the club and stopped his new side shipping goals and slipping to losses prior to Saturday.
However, defensive frailties came to the fore in a match that Everton looked to win on the counter, rather than showing the ambition to bring the game to the home side.
Ryan Fraser struck in each half to sink their hopes of a point after Idrissa Gueye equalised after half-time, leaving the away fans deeply disappointed.
There was particular criticism for some of the club’s summer signings, including Gylfi Sigurdsson, who struggled to have the kind of impact on the game that fans thought they were buying with big money in August.
They’re looking for more from the Icelandic international and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday performance…
— MalkyEFC (@malky3569) December 30, 2017
Think we got diddled on Sigurdsson and Keane. Ridiculous fees, very little to show for it.
— David Jones (@schnuckster) December 30, 2017
I’m sorry but I don’t want to see any blues laughing about how Van Dijk cost 75 million when we spent more on Sigurdsson, Klaasen and Sandro who are all complete garbage.
— Cynical Everton Fan (@CynicalEverton) December 30, 2017
Sigurdsson has to take that chance at 1 each. Dreadful performance would love to know what Keane was doing for that winner too
— Liam Gibbons (@Lgibbo_1878) December 30, 2017
Can't believe we spent all our roubles on Sigurdsson, Keane & Schneiderlin utter 💩
— Jonathan 🌹 (@JonathanEFC1982) December 30, 2017
Can’t believe we spent 100m on keane Sigurdsson Klaassen and Sandro they’re all championship quality players
— zac (@z_c31) December 30, 2017
Midfield including sigurdsson is just pedestrian. Sigurdsson is a passenger
— Jamie Rowland (@rowloefc) December 30, 2017
"Sigurdsson" is Icelandic for "Snodgrass"
— Steve (@IlliniToffee) December 30, 2017
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