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Everton 1 Burnley 0


By Burnley FC
December 26 2019

The Clarets were unable to spoil Carlo Ancelotti’s welcome party as a late goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin gave the Italian a winning start on Merseyside.

 The three-time Champions League-winning manager has been hired to mastermind a revival on the blue side of Stanley Park.

 And despite the best efforts of a dogged Burnley side, Ancelotti saw his side put his first three points on the board as the Clarets’ back line was finally breached for the first time in more than four-and-a-half hours.

 No team has kept more Premier League clean sheets this season than the Clarets and Sean Dyche’s men were less than 15 minutes away from their eighth of the campaign when they were finally undone by Calvert-Lewin’s flying header.

 Burnley could find no response as they looked to avenge the Boxing Day defeat of 12 months earlier.

 But while that 5-1 beating was a low point, this was no give-away as the Clarets made Everton fight all the way to give their high-profile boss the perfect Christmas gift.

 Ancelotti was given a predictably rapturous welcome before kick-off at a buoyant Goodison Park where the mood might have been dampened by an early Burnley goal.

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Everton 1 Burnley 0
Discussion started by TheLongside.co.uk , 26/12/2019 17:38
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26/12/2019 17:38
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Foreverclaret
26/12/2019 17:47
Absolutely awful, nothing from us, shocking peformance.
WhyTF was Rodriguez on with Wood? WhyTF was Wood Taken off and Barnes sent on with Rodriguez? Why TF was Long sent on up front? Absolutely awful tactical decisions.
Our game plan was just hoof it forward and hope for the best, quality of football during December has been dire and needs to be changed as soon as or we will be in a relegation dogfight. That today I am ashamed to say was embarrassinng. thank the Lord for Pope, Mee and Tarkowski or it would have been a right drubbing.

Brian O'Neil
28/12/2019 02:06
Prior to this game we secured 6 very valuable points with less than entertaining football and very nearly secured 1 more. Miserable footie is in the main our gruel and sustenance to survive against mega bucks owners and clubs in the prem. Enjoy those rays of sunshine when they come along.

Foreverclaret
28/12/2019 08:28
I understand fully what you are saying BON, but with a bit more effort from a certain few maybe we could have picked up another 3 points as Everton were there for the taking.
I must learn not to post when I am seeing red.

Brian O'Neil
30/12/2019 02:11
In my book the Lion can post whatever he wants.

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