Allardyce put Saturday’s defeat at Turf Moor down to missed chances from his Everton side, and admits that they only have themselves to blame for the loss. “Hopefully we can go there, impose our game on them and get the three points”.
Wood, making his return after more than two months out with a knee injury, lost Ashley Williams to head the victor from a Johann Gudmundsson corner in the 80th minute. Pickford felt he was fouled but referee Christopher Kavanagh saw nothing wrong as Wood headed in Gudmundsson’s corner virtually from on the line.
Everton’s misery was compounded when defender Ashley Williams was sent- off late on for elbowing Barnes.
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Everton fans were over the moon at the prospect of Allardyce opting for a more attacking team, with two up top.
In the last 53 games in which Burnley fell behind they had failed to win but there was a determination and positive intent to Dyche’s side on Saturday, despite a recent lack of victories.
A miserable afternoon was compounded for the out-of-form visitors when Ashley Williams capped off a poor personal performance with a red card in the closing stages as Everton were left with only one win from their last 23 Premier League away games.
Everton should have taken the lead after 14 minutes, Theo Walcott blazing over the crossbar after Gylfi Sigurdsson’s sharp cutback found him eight yards out.
“We came here knowing they hadn’t won in a while, and we got a great start”.
The appointment of Big Sam at Everton always looked like a desperate short-term move and you have to wonder if he’ll even manage to see the season out there.
Sam Allardyce has defended his decision to take off Cenk Tosun after it was met by anger from Everton fans in the away end at Burnley.
Fellow Irish worldwide and Everton teammate Seamus Coleman recently returned to the first team in the last few weeks after he suffered a similar injury previous year.
The Clarets responded superbly, forcing Jordan Pickford into three excellent saves before Ashley Barnes equalised by converting Matthew Lowton’s immaculate through ball from deep.