Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce has said that Marco Silva has to take the responsibility for the Toffees’ 3-2 Premier League defeat at the hands of Newcastle United on the road.
The Toffees produced a positive performance during the first period with two goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison respectively, whilst Jordan Pickford kept out a penalty from Matt Ritchie.
However, their showing in the second half was below-par and they eventually succumbed to the pressure with a Salomon Rondon strike and a brace from Ayoze Perez handing the Magpies all three points.
Speaking after the game, Allardyce said that Silva must take the large share of the blame for the outcome, given the Toffees should have seen the game out after grabbing a 2-0 advantage before the break.
Meanwhile, Perez’s match-winning strike for the Magpies infuriated Silva, given an offside decision went unnoticed, but Allardyce has suggested that would not have mattered with better organisation at the back.
“On this occasion, Everton feel a bit hard done by, but letting Newcastle back into the game having been 2-nil up is his own fault really. Don’t do it! Don’t let that happen and that situation wouldn’t have mattered as it would have made it 2-1,” he told BeIN Sports.
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Everton had recently gathered momentum with four points against Cardiff City and Liverpool while keeping clean sheets in both of those games. They have once more slipped back into the bad habit of conceding goals, however, and this has surely dealt a blow to their hopes of finishing inside the top seven.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently occupying seventh position with a six-point gap ahead of the Toffees but that could extend to nine, should they surprise Chelsea on the road this afternoon.
Everton’s next league game comes against Wolves’ weekend opponents at Goodison Park on March 17.