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  • Everton Shooting Blanks And Also No Roar For The Tigers

    Posted on 12 January, 2015

    Quick mention on the Everton match against West Bromwich on Monday night football. Similarly to the Arsenal game West Brom also went about the game defending, putting everyone behind the ball and playing counter attacking football. Everton were throwing everything at them but again they kept their shape well and were disciplined enough to keep it 0-0. Berahino came off and replaced by a more defensive player in Graham Dorrans on the 70th minute which proved Tony Pulis’s intention of coming away from the game with at least a point.

    Everton keeper Joel didn’t have anything to do majority of the game. Everton just lacked the creativity and couldn’t find that final pass to create a goal scoring opportunity. Barkley at various moments tried to create a yard or so to shoot but West Brom id well closing him and the rest of the Everton team down.

    Instead of trying to play through the West Brom team they should have just put it in the box, clearly what they were doing just wasn’t work, with Lukaku’s height it could have at least been a danger but Everton didn’t utilise this. At the end of the game the team were booed off by their own fans which clearly showed their frustration. Pulis the happier of the managers at the end of the game with a good point away from home.

    Steve Bruce has every right to be irritated with not getting anything from the game against West Ham even with the 3-0 loss. They had many opportunities to put themselves ahead in the first half with El-Mohammady not managing to finish what should have been a goal with a horrible miss. Sone Aluko looked lively during the game, with great link up play in the first 30 minutes they could have got 2 or 3 goals just couldn’t find the finishing touch. Carroll with a goal poachers goal for the first goal shortly after the second half kick-off.

    First half was Hulls half, second half West Ham dominated creating the majority of the chances. Amalifitano scoring an identical goal he scored against United last season when he was playing for West Bromwich Albion with a little dink over the keeper, neat finish from him. Downing shortly after making it 3-0 with 20 minutes to go with a composed finished. This really hurt Hull as they conceded 2 quick fire goals in 3 minutes.

    Hull struggled to get hold of the second half and these are worrying times for Steve Bruce’s side who stay in the bottom 3. West ham dominated the 2nd half but the score line sounds like a one sided match which wasn’t at all. Aluko was the best player for Hull, he showed good feet, confident but lacked the finishing and couldn’t capitalise from the possession and chances they had in the first half. They desperately need a goal scorer. West Ham back to 7th above Liverpool by a point.

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