This season has been a miserable one for Everton fans so far, despite the excitement in the summer over the club’s splurge on new players.
After two wins in nine Premier League games, Ronald Koeman was given the chop, and Under-23s coach David Unsworth has had a tricky spell as temporary manager.
His first three games – a Carabao Cup tie, a league match and a Europa League encounter – ended in defeats.
Not only that, but the Merseyside outfit were dumped out of Europe because of a 3-0 loss to Lyon in the group stages of the competition.
On Sunday, Unsworth faced another task as the Toffees hosted Watford at Goodison Park, and the team looked destined for another loss after going 2-0 down inside the first 64 minutes.
Everton managed to turn it around, though, thanks to goals from Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as well as a 91st-minute penalty from Leighton Baines.
Unsworth’s side were given a bit of luck when Tom Cleverley missed from the spot a matter of moments before the final whistle.
Michael Ball, who spent five years playing for the Toffees, took to Twitter after the result to give his verdict on the much-needed win – the club’s second in 11 top-flight fixtures.
Massive win for the blues. Strange starting line up. Ugly, horrible & lucky but I don’t care!
— Michael Ball (@bally03) November 5, 2017