Everton fans leave for the exits on the 52nd minute after watching their side go 3-0 down at Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
In the end, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey and Jhon Duran got on the scoresheet to give Villa a comfortable 4-0 Premier League victory over a poor Toffees side.
And to make matters worse for Sean Dyche’s side, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was forced off with facial injury before half time.
Everton fans are done 😂 pic.twitter.com/njddbDY5Wa
— Leon (@LeonSLFC) August 20, 2023
Everton fans already dreading the stick they’ll get at work on Monday pic.twitter.com/uJN9rfYxFl
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 20, 2023
“You can set a team up and have decent players on paper, but when they go out and perform like this, what can you do?” said Sky Sports’ Andy Hinchcliffe, now it’s confirmed that Everton are guaranteed to end the day bottom of the Premier League for the first time since October 2010.
Everton boss Sean Dyche, speaking to MOTD: “We will study the game tomorrow with the players. It was a tough day in the sense they were better than us. Sometimes that happens. They had more edge to their performance.
“We started OK, really soft goals and that changed the feel of the stadium and the feel of our performance.
“Too many mistakes get punished but overall I won’t make any excuses, they were far better than us today.
“That was not good enough, it was way off where we want to be, way of the consistency we need.
“They had just been punished themselves, they reacted and we need to react ourselves. We were miles off it today.”
Aston Villa boss Unai Emery, speaking to MOTD: “We needed to react like we did. It is not enough at the moment because after two matches we only have three points. We have to react like we did today and still be going forward.
“We had a good transition and avoided their transition. We did a very good job today. We want to create and build in this way. I feel good.
“We won today and we want to give the injured players the three points. We were thinking of them for this match. Now we have to play Europa Conference League.
“New chapter this season. We started very well here. The balance is five goals for and five against. We can feel something positive here at home like we did last year but we have to create a new way, a new strong feeling here with our supporters.
“Today we were very, very angry to try and get our performance at home and to forget last week’s match. We have to learn. Today we did a lot of things good but there are some moments we can do better.”
Sean Dyche’s post-match verdict: pic.twitter.com/wZZhRtuB34
— Everton (@Everton) August 20, 2023
“I am very happy”
A 𝙜𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙤𝙣 for Unai Emery and Aston Villa 😁 pic.twitter.com/4SDNXNf3v5
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 20, 2023
🗣️ “We were playing standstill football, you can’t do that in the Premier League”
Sean Dyche says Everton were ‘miles off it’ today and Aston Villa were better in all departments. pic.twitter.com/OQezT1wdoj
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 20, 2023
Everton defender James Tarkowski speaking to Sky Sports: “Started off OK then after about seven minutes we capitulated. I saw poor body language. I don’t think it’s lack of effort as such, it’s not like no one runs around, maybe just poor discipline in our shape and we got opened up.
“Every goal for me is awful. I haven’t seen them back yet but at the time they seemed awful.
“We had a good weeks training. We started the game alright. Once they scored a goal, they got their tails up and we just completely put our heads down and didn’t really even get near them after that.
“We got into good areas, just lack of quality in the final third really. Not enough end product.”
This is what Twitter users had to say as Everton fans leave on the 52nd minute after watching their side go 3-0 down at Aston Villa…
@joehefc94: DONT EVER PLAY MICHEAL KEANE AGAIN ALSO SIGN SOME PLAYERS
@adxm1878: Our goal of the month award is gonna be DCL scoring a penalty in pre season 😂😂😂😂😂
@Lee_Runs_Abit: An absolute shambles 🤬 Our biggest issue last season was scoring goals…did we go all out and secure a proven striker…nope 🤷🏻♂️ we was hoping on the man made of wet biscuits to come good again. Third time lucky for relegation this year I think 🤬 Our only saving grace will be if Luton / Sheffield and wolves are more shocking than us 🙄
@KevPerry02: Don’t bother posting anymore midweek training videos….the players are obviously learning nothing from the sessions…..👍 cheers
@VSFDaniel123: Tell u what if Dyche plays Keane ever again hes going to be sacked by international break
@wict01: Long season for you lot 😬 feel for Everton fans, it looks very similar to the few years we circled the plug hole under Lambert
@alfieefc10: Everyone knows that we are in desperation for a striker / winger but also to add to that list we need a creative player in our team we’ve got no one bar Alex Iwobi and he was not at his best at all today. You cannot score goals without having creativity, simple. #EFC
@Paul_M__H: Tell you what, let’s make sure we are not in the same position as the last 2 seasons by playing the same joke players. Recruitment and planning is unacceptable.
@LIBBO1878: Could our chairman come out and speak publicly to some of our fans. Not the FAB. There’s some things he needs to hear.
@TacticalDink: Absolute fucking joke of a club, spending £15m on a depth player with no upside when we have the funds and the need to buy a starter, I hate it here #EFC
@PaulWelsh_UK: Speechless. It’s rare to not find any of those on show worthy of a rating but that was bad. Our great club continues its downwards spiral on and off the pitch. But it’s in the blood so we move on in hope.
@stewortho: There has to be a change in approach. No point playing players who aren’t good enough making the same mistakes year after year. Why not gamble with the youth, as they can’t be any worse! No points out the next two games and we are as good as down after 4 games
@Steve0205560691: Players laughing and joking at 4-0 down, shite attitude. Have become so so pathetic away from home, an easy 3 points for literally every prem team playing at home #efc
— MrBDK (@MrBDK_YT) August 20, 2023