Everton vs Fulham Highlights
Watch Everton vs Fulham Highlights as Fulham won the match against Everton in the premier league meeting at Goodison park on Saturday night.
As Everton is placed in the 17th position on the relegation zone where Fulham is placed on the 10th position of the premier league.
Everton suffered a blow in their bid for Premier League survival as Fulham ended their five-match losing streak in all competitions with a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.
Everton went into the game only above the relegation zone on goal difference but could fall into the bottom three by the end of the weekend after failing to build on their impressive home form under Sean Dyche.
Fulham, searching for their first league victory since February 18, took a 22nd-minute lead through Harrison Reed but Dwight McNeil’s fine strike 10 minutes before the break gave Everton hope as the first half ended level.
Both sides struggled for fluency in a cagey opening but spaces gradually opened up with Demarai Gray and Wilson both having tame efforts saved by Bernd Leno and Jordan Pickford respectively.
Fulham were starting to get on top as Andreas Pereira shot wide before the deadlock was broken in the 22nd minute, with Reed slotting beyond Pickford after Everton were left scrambling when Wilson’s curling effort thudded against a post.
Maupay could have opened his account but his point-blank header was straight at Leno and then James Tarkowski wastefully blazed the rebound over before Everton got a deserved equaliser after 35 minutes.
Sean Dyche on postmatch interview
Everton manager Sean Dyche said,”There’s been good strides forward here but that’s a step backward. The second half we actually started brightly but the goal diffused us too quickly.
“We huffed and puffed but we didn’t really have the quality moments. That’s something we’re looking to correct, the mentality, and we have somewhat but it’s a stark reminder of the truth of it.
“There’s been a shift in mentality but it reverted back to before we were here. I’ve seen the games and you looked at it when a goal went in, it was all a bit lackadaisical then and that can’t happen.”
However, Dyche remains optimistic of maintaining Everton’s top-flight place even though two of their remaining three home matches are against high-flying Newcastle and Manchester City.
“It’s no different to the challenge when I got here – everyone told me they were gone when I got here so we’ve corrected that idea,” Dyche said. “Now it’s about taking the rest of the season on.
“There’s a saying I have that you’ve got to make things happen, don’t wait for them to happen. In the second half we dropped back into that waiting for something to happen.
“Generally we haven’t done that since I’ve been here. There’s been an energy and an edge to a performance to go and make it happen for ourselves.”
Marco Silva on postmatch interview
Marco Silva said: “Clearly we were the best team on the pitch and we deserved the three points with no doubts.
The Portuguese watched on from the directors’ box as he completed his touchline ban but he insisted he drew no extra pleasure from beating a side he managed from May 2018 to December 2019.
“I don’t need to prove anything in one football match,” he added. “I have to keep proving for myself, for my staff, for my players and for Fulham fans.
“I am really pleased with the three points, of course, it was important.
“We’ve had a bad spell so this is good. I am even more pleased for the second half, not just because we won but the way we did it, I saw improvements from last week. These are the main things.
“For me it’s not one game that will change anything in my quality in what I’m doing.”