Full-Time: Everton 0-1 Burnley (Emotional Day for Ronald Koeman)


Everton sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in a big-money deal, and whilst they did land Sandro Ramirez in a cut-price deal from Malaga, Everton's lack of goals this season is a direct result of failing to really replace Lukaku.

"I understand whistles by half-time, I understand everybody being really disappointed about the final result, but they can't complain about the attitude of the players".

It was a wonderful win for Burnley on Sunday in English Premier League away match against Everton.

Dyche's men have taken eight points from testing trips to Stamford Bridge, Wembley, Anfield and Goodison Park this season, collecting two wins and two draws against four of last season's top-seven sides, topping last season's points total on the road already.

"If you play against a team who are defending so strong you need to be at your best".

Koeman said ahead of the league clash with Burnley: "It's not time to find any more excuses, because that's not counting for you".

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Relievers Michael Tonkin and John Curtiss, bidding for spots on the wild-card roster, combined for 11 outs without allowing a hit. Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. "It was huge to get a W in the process of doing it".

The response from the crowd at the end of the game however, with boos ringing out across Goodison Park, suggested that not everyone shared the manager's generous assessment of the performance.

Pressure is mounting on Everton coach Ronald Koeman heading into the two-week worldwide break after a fourth loss in seven matches despite spending 140 million pounds ($190 million) in the summer transfer window. "Maybe I won then and you don't get these questions, but if you lose..." They did everything. The commitment that was showed today is positive.

"You need to be at your best to create and that wasn't at the level that we need to get at least one point".

"It is not nice to get two weeks an worldwide break if you lose".

Having played for Sean Dyche, I know Burnley will try to make things hard for us and we will have to be patient.

He said: "I don't answer this type of question because it is not the business at this moment".