3 games that ultimately cost Ronald Koeman his job at Everton

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Everton 0-3 Tottenham

Much was made about Everton’s tricky start to the season, what with Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Arsenal all to come in their opening nine games.

But their home clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s side on September 9 was their first against any of the top six at Goodison Park, and as such gave them a good chance to really prove their credentials.

But they didn’t turn up.

Yes, Tottenham were very good and Harry Kane in particular was outstanding, but Koeman’s side showed little going forward and were ineffective when they did, while conceding three goals at home against any side suggests that they could have had a better day at the back.

Although they had already drawn at City and lost at Chelsea, this was the biggest indicator of the lot that the Toffees were still some way short of the top six, and had arguably gone backwards since the end of last season.

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