Everton claimed another important and impressive win on Sunday when they saw off Arsenal in a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.
It was the Toffees’ third consecutive Premier League victory and the players have shown great resilience to get their campaign back on track. The most impressive thing of their turnaround has probably been the character and fight by a few of the club’s senior players like Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka, who have both been brilliant in their previous two matches.
Jagielka scored the only goal in Sunday’s win over the Gunners, becoming the oldest player (36) to score in the Premier League this season.
Last week Coleman was exceptional in Everton’s 2-0 win at West Ham United where he provided an assist for Bernard to score their second goal of the afternoon.
Everton struggled with consistency this season and manager Marco Silva was often criticised for failing to develop his best starting lineup but Coleman and Jagielka stepped up to plate when the club needed it the most and has put them in a good position to finish the season with a bang.
For the first time of the season, Everton look like they’re finally playing the style of football Silva has been trying to implement at the club.
Their defence has also been nothing short of spectacular, keeping clean-sheets in all three of their last three matches against tough opposition.
The impact Coleman and Jagielka have had on that aspect of their game has been instrumental to their recent success, especially given how poor they were a while ago in defence.
Their leadership qualities have definitely had a major influence on their teammates and Everton suddenly look a completely different and composed outfit.
If those two players continue to bring their experience and pride to the team then it will only help to inspire the rest of the squad to keep on delivering solid performances.
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