A late goal from Ashley Williams saw us slump to just our second defeat of the season up at Goodison Park this week against a resolute Everton side.
Alexis Sanchez had put us head on 20 mins after a pinball free kick had gone in off of Ashley Williams inner thigh, to put us 1-0 up. Then after some sloppy play by Theo Walcott, Baines crossed for Coleman to head home to equalise in a first half we looked to be in total control of.
There were some rare handbags at halftime after Ozil had found himself in some form of argument, and this only helped to fire up the home crowd who had been quiet for most of the game until the goal.
Second half was more of the same, and Mesut Ozil of all people had, and missed our best chance to go ahead again, the German side footing high and wide when you’d have put your mortgage on him to score.
I never understood that, surely your mortgage is a debt, I might try it down Coral’s this weekend, I’d like to put -£190,000 on a 2-1 shot please. So I’d be £380,000 in debt if I won, or would it be halved? Do I get my stake back, so I’d be another £190,000 in debt? Do you think the mortgage company would mind? I can’t see them going for that…
Everton were handed a controversial corner late on after Mark ‘LOOK AT ME’ Twattenburg deemed a header to have been via Laurent Koscielny despite it clearly coming off an Everton shoulder, and low and behold, no one picked up Ashley, I said Ashley Williams who nodded home – EXACTLY like he did last season for Swansea at The Emirates, who’d have thought it?!
The defeat isn’t the end of the world, but come Sunday afternoon’s game at City, we could (and probably will) be 9 points behind Chelsea. Still, with a busy Christmas period to come, plenty of time to make amends.
We win together, we lose together – onto the next one…