Saturday 23rd August 2014 5:30 PM
(All Ticket Sell Out - Live On TV)
Referee: Kevin Friend
Attendance: 39490
Goal Scorers: Coleman(19m), Naismith(45m)
Everton Team: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas (Atsu), Naismith, Pienaar (Osman), Lukaku (McGeady)
Subs: Alcaraz, Besic, Osman(10m), McGeady(75m), Atsu(85m)
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Roberto said:"For 70-75 minutes, it was the perfect performance - very similar to when we played Arsenal last time.

"Our first-half display was full of dynamic football and energy. We looked really strong every time we went forward and when we defended we stopped Arsenal from having a shot on target.

"Scoring the two goals should have been enough to control the game in the normal manner that we do. I just felt that certain individuals, and as a team, we dropped our energy levels and we couldn't control it.

"When you do that, you have to score that third goal or you allow Arsenal to get one all of a sudden and it becomes momentum and you have something to lose."

"The disappointment is the result - there are no two ways about it. But the performance was phenomenal.

"It gave us exactly what we wanted; a clear direction of where we have to work because it was an early part of the season performance where we couldn't maintain it for 90 minutes, but for long spells of the game it was one where we deserved the three points.

"We were dominant against a very good side.

"We're frustrated but we now know where we need to work in order to get those performances to last 90 minutes."


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RM always talks a good game and I console myself that he knows the way forward to glory for EFC better than any of us does.
John T, Bristol, 6:38 PM 24/08/2014
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