The goals we conceded last night were not good ones at all, and that’s putting is mildly, and in the first half, with almost every Everton attack it looked like there was a possibility the home side would score – it was that bad, and we were glad to see half time arrive.
Romelu Lukaka – all alone am I – scoring Everton’s third goal
And that poor defending in the first half came after we had conceded two goals in the second half against Hull City and gifted them all 3 points – so we were expecting better than what Newcastle served up in the first half last night.
This is what Alan Pardew told Sky Sports immediately after the game last night:.
“The goals were poor, so poor, in the first half, and defensively we’ve got to better than we are at the moment,” ”But we’ve got goals in the team, and we’ve shown that tonight.”
“We had numerous chances apart from the two goals we’ve scored, but we’ve got to tighten up, that’s for sure.” ”Nothing went right for us and the inconsistency being shown was disturbing at one point.”
“We managed in the second half to get ourselves a little better balanced in the team to make some sort of game of it.” ”We came out with a bit of pride and almost at the end got more than that.”
“But the goals in the first half were not acceptable for me, and we’re going to have to tighten up and make a couple of changes there.”
We looked a completely different and much better side in that second half, and Pardew is right, we had other chances and Yoan Gouffran hit the post before Yohan Cabaye scored his spectacular goal.
But the Newcastle players were running all over the place in that second half and pressing the Everton players and we nearly got something out of the game.
But why couldn’t we have done that in the first half?
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