It was a game that most people would have expected Everton to win.
And, when they were 2-0 up at the break at St James’s Park on Saturday and it was only a matter of seeing the game out in the following 45 minutes.
But, Marco Silva’s men once again showed the inconsistent culture which has brought Everton down significantly this season as Newcastle United scored three second-half goals to win the match 3-2.
It was a comeback of the highest quality by the Magpies but on, the other hand, it was the worst type of ‘throw away’ by Everton the Premier League has probably seen this season.
The performance by the Toffees in the second-half should’ve signalled massive warning signs to the club’s ownership that the manager might not be totally equipped for the responsibility of taking the team forward. What should’ve been an exciting season with a new manager in charge and a number of big-name signings seems to be getting worse almost every weekend as Everton continue to perform way under their standards.
It should, therefore, ask the question about Silva’s potential as the club’s manager.
The former Watford man has been struggling to find his best starting lineup and has been ringing the changes in almost every match.
By doing that, the team has found it difficult to get any sort of run or consistency going, which has seen them slump to 11th on the Premier League table after the weekend’s action.
Poor defending has been at the heart of the club’s problems, which should come at a surprise given the fact that they have renowned defensive midfielders and international centre-backs and full-backs.
The blame can, therefore, unfortunately only be shifted onto Silva as he clearly doesn’t know how t0 get the best out of this group players.
Given the money Everton spent last summer and the type of players they actually signed, their showings this season has ultimately been nothing short of disappointing and could tempt the club to reconsider their trust in Silva.
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