Everton supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing the Toffees lose 5-2 at home to Arsenal on Sunday, a result which plunged the Merseyside club into the bottom three, and brought about the end of manager Ronald Koeman.
The Dutchman took over at Goodison Park back in the summer of 2016 after impressing at Southampton, and led the side to a seventh place finish in the Premier League last season, eventually ending up just nine points adrift of sixth place Manchester United. And expectations were high around the club after a summer which saw them spend over £100 million on new players, but things just haven’t worked for the Toffees so far this season, and Koeman has subsequently paid for that with his job following his confirmed departure on Monday.
And it all came about following a 5-2 loss to Arsene Wenger’s Gunners at the weekend, a game in which the hosts took the lead through Wayne Rooney, but were completely swept aside after that with strikes from Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, and Aaron Ramsey giving Arsenal a 4-1 lead, only for Oumar Niasse to pull one back late on, before Alexis Sanchez made it five in the last minute.
And that defeat seriously frustrated and angered several of our resident Evertonians, as their side fell into the bottom three in the Premier League having picked up just eight points from their opening nine matches.
And following Koeman’s departure, here are the THREE games that ultimately cost the Dutchman his job at Everton…