Neville: “We need to be more ruthless”

Everton full-back Phil NevillePhil Neville wants Everton to become more clinical in front of goal following their 2-2 draw away to Fulham on Saturday.

Everton were denied all three points at Craven Cottage when Fulham’s Steve Sidwell struck in stoppage time to condemn the Toffees to a fourth consecutive draw in the Premier League.

And the Goodison Park skipper feels that, despite a solid performance, it was a lack of clinical finishing that stopped Everton seeing the game off.

He told Everton’s official website: “It was probably the best we have played all season, maybe the best we have played since January.

“We went to Fulham and totally dominated the game, we had all the possession, we had all the quality and they had nothing, probably two shots on goal, and scored two goals.

“I think we created maybe six or seven chances where maybe if we had been a bit more clinical we would have probably come out 7-2 winners. That is how it felt playing.”

Neville also believes it shouldn’t just be down to the strikers to find the goals and that the whole team need to start chipping in.

“We just need to be more ruthless, not totally dependent on Jelavic scoring all the time and chip in with goals from centre midfield, wide areas and at the back. It is up to us all to do it,” he continued.

“Drawing is our Achilles heel at the moment and we need to win these games.”

Everton will be looking to end their run of four consecutive draws when they host Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

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