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Everton vs. Sunderland Highlights
   December 26, 2013 (9:23 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Tim Howard saw red and was sent off in the first half, which led to Sunderland’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over the Toffees.  Jozy Altidore was also a late sub for Sunderland as Everton suffered their first home loss in the Premier League since December 30, 2012.

 
Categories: Highlights, Jozy Altidore, Tim Howard
 

11 Responses to “Everton vs. Sunderland Highlights”

  1. William says:

    Sweet! Another diving piece of chit gets rewarded for being a diving piece of chit.

  2. CP says:

    I saw Stoke City got 2 red cards and lost big…having said that, how did Cameron play?

  3. mitch malitz says:

    The fact that he dove after already being in behind Howard, I simply don’t understand this manner of play. However, it seems to me that Howard would normally adamantly protest such a call. Perhaps there was minimal contact.

    Upon closer inspection, it was a class move by Ki and a precise finish. Howard certainly caught enough of him. Ki could have powered through it, but there was enough there. Howard in an interesting situation there.. his instincts let him down for once.

  4. mitch malitz says:

    The fact that he dove after already being in behind Howard, I simply don’t understand this manner of play. However, it seems to me that Howard would normally adamantly protest such a call. Perhaps there was minimal contact.

    Upon closer inspection, it was a class move by Ki and a precise finish. Howard certainly caught enough of him. Ki could have powered through it, but there was enough there. Howard in an interesting situation there.. his instincts let him down for once.

  5. CP says:

    After watching the game today, I do agree with many of you that Jozy is not looking that good. He barely moves when he is in front of the goal (without the ball), and is not creating his own chances (unlike Fletcher who had a brilliant goal today). He is clearly not Sunderland’s best option right now…

  6. William says:

    CP,

    Sunderland are dumb for not playing both Jozy and Fletcher together. Sunderland are far better with those two in at the same time and it isn’t even close. The Sunderland MF is a joke, and it is an even bigger joke to play 5 MF’s like they did today. Two of the top 5 players they have are Fletcher and Jozy, but yet only let one play at a time?

    The only reason those two were in at the same time today was because Borini was subbed at HT because of sickness. The difference in the two halves were very noticeable.

  7. CP says:

    William, you may be right, but you still have to admit that Jozy is not moving around much and not creating chances on his own…

  8. daniil says:

    To be completely honest….
    Borini – Giacha – Ki – Seb – Cattermole

    That is 4 pretty darn good midfielders and Lee Cattermole.
    Jozy had a bad game, which happens. He wasn’t feeling it Saturday. He has been playing well lately though.
    The argument for 2 strikers must include one of them dropping in to support the midfield. That is something that jozy has done very well this year (sunderlands goal home to spurs comes to mind). Jozy is still developing… for now he is behind fletcher, but he needs to play to get better and Poyet understands this, so play he will.

  9. daniil says:

    To be completely honest….
    Borini – Giacha – Ki – Seb – Cattermole

    That is 4 pretty darn good midfielders and Lee Cattermole.
    Jozy had a bad game, which happens. He wasn’t feeling it Saturday. He has been playing well lately though.
    The argument for 2 strikers must include one of them dropping in to support the midfield. That is something that jozy has done very well this year (sunderlands goal home to spurs comes to mind). Jozy is still developing… for now he is behind fletcher, but he needs to play to get better and Poyet understands this, so play he will.

  10. William says:

    No it isn’t Daniil. I respect your knowledge, but if they were good then Sunderland wouldn’t be at the bottom of the table. They may have quality, but the group together is really poor…and has been for the better part of this season. There is still time for them to mesh, but by sitting either Jozy or Fletcher, you’re sitting one of your 5 best players.

    Jozy’s game wasn’t that bad. His first half was bad, but so was everyone on the Sunderland side. My gosh, they couldn’t even link 2 passes together for the first 30 minutes to get the ball into Cardiff’s half of the field.

    Jozy missed the sitter, but the best thing he did was today was drop back into the MF and hold up the ball. He had a few key passes that led to scoring chances and was much more dangerous with a support striker.

    And FWIW, whoscored.com has Jozy ranked slightly ahead of Fletcher on the season.

  11. William says:

    CP, Jozy created one chance on his own today and 3-4 for others with his passing.

    But yeah, he seems to be a poor man’s Fernando Torres right now.

  12. Daniil says:

    going with who scored,
    Sunderland are 14th in terms of possession, yet 18th in shots conceded
    So the sunderland midfield is perhaps not pulling their weight defensively
    and yet the team is not scoring

    so this is a club that is underperforming on offense and defense. Imo sacrificing midfielders will not solve any problems.
    But theres a reason im not a premiership manager, so we’ll see what happens.

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