Benitez: Everton's spending made the difference

25 April, 2018, 01:06 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Theo Walcott of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Yannick Bolasie 

Allardyce's negative style of football has not gone down well with the Everton fans since he took charge in November 2017.

"But you have to give Sam Allardyce credit for what he's done, the people at the top of the club were panicking because Everton looked in a bad place and he's got them into eighth".

Speaking about the survey, Allardyce said: "The controversy was caused by an error by one of our employees, which he obviously realises wasn't the right thing to do. We have to be ready for the next game". You have to be patent.

Allardyce continued: "You can knock some of our passing that goes astray but, in all fairness, you can't really blame me for that, can you?"

'I think eighth in the league compared to fifth from bottom tells you we're getting them (the players) better, ' he said. Walcott was originally unable to bring Yannick Bolasie's deep cross under control but the ball came back off DeAndre Yedlin and Walcott smashed it into the roof of the net. Jamaal Lascelles headed down and Gayle was in position to strike from close range, but instead fired over as Benitez shook his head in frustration.

The game itself had little incident but all the headlines will be given to 14-year-old Everton fan Jack McLinden, who served as a "remote" match day mascot with the aid of a robot. I just want to repay that to him personally and this team.

There is still a plethora of matches to be had in the 2017/18 campaign, but narratives have seemingly concluded already: a title decided before we sang Happy New Year, a relegation scrap all-but sealed permitting something spectacular, and the Champions League spots relativity secured by the four teams that now sit in them.

The robot, called AV1, was made by Norwegian firm No Isolation and was created to help children with long-term illness alleviate loneliness and take classes at school without having to leave home.

Colin Dyer, chief executive of Wellchild, the national charity for seriously ill children and their families, said the technology could help alleviate the sense of isolation.

"Sometimes it takes a while to find yourself after, I think, probably a disappointing move that didn't work at Man United".

"There is a growing population of families who are caring for a seriously ill child at home".