Everton put in an appalling performance as they slumped to a 2-0 home defeat to a Norwich City that were propping up the league at the start of the day. The defeat leaves the Toffees hovering just above the drop zone in a precarious fifteenth place.

The first half was extremely static with the Blues having a couple of half-chances in the opening stages before Norwich began to grow into the game and launch several of their own attacks against the home side including at one stage a one-on-one chance against Jordan Pickford in which the English shotstopper came out on top against Onel Hernandez.

Everton began the second half quite strongly but their pressure counted for nothing when the Canaries took the lead on 54 minutes when some neat interplay between Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell caught out Everton’s defence and Cantwell calmly finished. The Blues spent the rest of the game scrambling for an equaliser against the newly-promoted side but failed to carve out any real chances before in the final stages, German striker Dennis Srbeny bundled home an untidy goal to put the game beyond any doubt.

It was a truly horrendous showing from the Merseysiders, with the defence looking completely disorientated and the attack lacking any lethality whatsoever. The pressure was heavier on Marco Silva than it had ever been with a home crowd chorus of ‘Sacked in the morning’ reverberating around Goodison Park at the final whistle.

23rd November 2019 – Premier League

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