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Jeff Hendrick strike condemns abject Everton to defeat

Hendrick strike condemns abject Everton to defeat

01/10/2017 at 15:09Updated 01/10/2017 at 17:12

Premier League, Goodison Park – Everton 0 Burnley 1 (Hendrick, 21)

A first-half Jeff Hendrick strike gave Burnley a well-deserved 1-0 win against a listless Everton at Goodison Park.

Everton, looking to build on a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Apollon Limassol on Thursday, started brightly but Burnley dealt with the early waves of pressure.

The Clarets then sucker-punched their opponents when Hendrick sold Morgan Schneiderlin a dummy in the box and calmly slotted home.

Jeff Hendrick of Burnley celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Stephen Ward of Burnley and Jack Cork of Burnley during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England

Jeff Hendrick of Burnley celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Stephen Ward of Burnley and Jack Cork of Burnley during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, EnglandGetty Images

The home team threw on Wayne Rooney, Tom Davies and Sandro Ramirez in the second-half but there was no coherent strategy to their attacks.

Even though they had over 20 shots, the vast majority of them came from outside of the box and didn't really trouble Nick Pope.

There were two late shouts for a penalty against Matthew Lowton and whilst the first hit his hand there was no chance he could have got it out of the way, and the second hit his chest.

The fact that Ronald Koeman was shouting so vehemently for the second shows just how desperate his situation has become.

TALKING POINT

Is time up for Koeman? Everton have had a tough start to the season in terms of fixtures. but their performances over the last couple of games have been shambolic. The attack is disorganised and experienced players like Ashley Williams are making basic errors. The major talking point here is just how slow Everton are. Everton teams of old used to fly forward on the counter-attack and whilst some players are older and others have suffered injury, it's still ridiculous how laborious this team is. Koeman seems unable to change anything. Could it be time for him to go?

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2017.

Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2017.Getty Images

MAN OF THE MATCH

James Tarkowski (Burnley): Much was made of how this was Michael Keane's first match against his former side, and how Burnley had elected not to replace him in the summer. At the time Sean Dyche spoke of his faith in Tarkowski and so far this season the centre-back has more than justified his manager. Tarkowski was a rock at the back for Burnley as they were defensively disciplined and mostly restricted Everton to long-shots. Burnley are unbeaten away from home against Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton - an excellent start to their season.

Nick Pope of Burnley and James Tarkowski of Burnley celebrate victory together after the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Nick Pope of Burnley and James Tarkowski of Burnley celebrate victory together after the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.Getty Images

PLAYER RATINGS

Everton - Pickford 5, Martina 5, Keane 4, Williams 3, Baines 4, Gueye 4, Schneiderlin 3, Vlasic 4, Sigurdsson 5, Calvert-Lewin 4, Niasse 5. Subs: Rooney 5, Davies 5, Sandro 5.

Burnley - Pope 6, Lowton 5, Tarkowski 7, Mee 6, Ward 6, Cork 7, Defour 6, Brady 5, Arfield 7, Hendrick 7, Wood 6. Subs: Barnes 5.

KEY MOMENTS

6' - CHANCE! Everton break with Calvert-lewin and Vlasic takes over. He passes it to Sigurdsson but his side-footed effort is saved by Pope. A poor effort given his quality.

21' - GOAL! EVERTON 0-1 BURNLEY (HENDRICK) Great goal from Burnley! Ward sees a cross blocked. It comes to Arfield, he sends it back to down Ward and he squares it to Hendrick. The midfielder sells the defender with a dummy and then slots home, lovely finish.

60' - A massive Pickford kick sends Niasse away. Pope comes out to head away but cleans out Defour in the process. Defour is down and in some pain but that was the right decision from Pope.

James Tarkowski of Burnley and Jack Cork of Burnley attempt to tackle Oumar Niasse of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

James Tarkowski of Burnley and Jack Cork of Burnley attempt to tackle Oumar Niasse of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.Getty Images

84' - A cross is played in and Rooney is determined it's a penalty. He's also wrong, there's no chance the defender can get his hand out of the way after Rooney flicks it on.

90+2' - Cross in and it's headed by Williams and then for the second time it appears to come off Lowton's hand. However replays show it actually came off his chest. Another good decision.

KEY STATS

Everton have already lost as many Premier League games at Goodison Park this season as they did in the whole of 2016/17 (2).

Burnley have already won more games (2) and points (8) in 4 PL away games this season than they did in the whole of 2016-17.

Burnley's English manager Sean Dyche applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2017. Burnley won the game 1-0.

Burnley's English manager Sean Dyche applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 1, 2017. Burnley won the game 1-0.Getty Images

There were 24 passes in the build-up to Burnley's opener; the second-most for a PL goal this season (31 - Delph v C. Palace).

Everton have failed to keep a clean sheet in six consecutive Premier League games; their worst run since December 2016 (7).

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