Spurs nil Everton one: awful, bloody awful.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header ensured Everton made a winning start to the season. Hugo Lloris had no chance after connecting with Lucas Digne’s in-swinging free-kick to earn the visitors a first win over us since 2012. Pickford produced two excellent saves to keep out Dele Alli and Matt Doherty, who made his debut after signing from Wolves. Their James Rodriguez had a good game and did deserve their win.
As for us.
Mourinho was bloody furious with Everton’s goal. He claimed the free-kick, which led to Calvert-Lewin’s goal, was taken from the wrong place (not further forward, but further back… who gives a shit, just excuses… we lost, couldn’t score… end of!). But over 90 minutes we were non-existent. Kane only got two touches in Everton’s penalty area. He looked tired.
Our most threatening player was Son, certainly in the first half when he had set up Kane and Alli. As for Kane, he didn’t look like anything he did last season. Remember, he scored five goals in three games. Alli managed to force a save from Pickford, then was replaced at half time.
Before the game, he (that is Jose) said he wanted a new striker before the transfer window closes. Yes, but hopefully not just a striker. Going by today’s game (Sunday) he needs a whole bloody team.
As for our new signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who also made his debut, he did not perform to what was expected of him. To be fair, one or two players needed a good kicking in the nuts, maybe that might have jolted them into some sort of action.
What more can I say? I did not even have a glass of wine on that day… maybe that was my problem, if I did, I might have seen it more differently… with high hopes for the rest of the season.
What’s next for our jaded team?
Well, we (I say we, but us fans will be sitting at home staring at the TV screen), will travel to Bulgaria in midweek to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday (17:00 BST), Glory or bust? Get it right, Jose, get it bloody right or a few heads will be busted, and it will not be just the players!
Only Chris Wood (14) and Harry Kane (12) have scored more headed goals in the Premier League since the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign than Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin (11).
Mourinho has been defeated on the opening matchday of a league campaign for the first time in his managerial career.
Everton have secured their first Premier League win in London in nine games.
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