This season has been one of highs and lows for Everton. The Toffees fell to a 3-2 defeat against Newcastle United at St James Park last weekend, which will no doubt disappoint most of their fans.
Everton looked to be the dominant side during the early minutes of the game on Tyneside and even took a 2-0 lead during the first-half following goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.
Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford even managed to save a penalty from Matt Ritchie.
Everton put in a below-par performance during the second half and as such allowed their opponents back into the contest. A goal from Salomon Rondon and a late quick-fire brace from Ayoze Perez meant that Rafa Benitez’s side managed to claim three points.
After the game Everton manager Silva was left infuriated. There was plenty of controversy surrounding the winning goal, which was scored by Perez during the 84th minute and Silva feels that his side were hard-done by as the goal should not have stood due to the Spaniard being in an offside position.
The Everton boss has been strongly criticised for the tactics that he has been using this season and the latest defeat against the Magpies will certainly no nothing to silence his critics. The result leaves the Toffees in 11th position on the standings with 37 points after 30 games.
Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce could not resist putting the boot into his successor after the latest defeat.
“On this occasion, Everton feel a bit hard done by, but letting Newcastle back into the game having been 2-nil up is his own fault really. Don’t do it! Don’t let that happen and that situation wouldn’t have mattered as it would have made it 2-1,” Allardyce told BeIN Sports.
As things stand, the Merseysiders are closer to the relegation zone than they are to the top six and this will be a source of concern for fans.
Everton are currently nine points ahead of 18th placed Cardiff City while they are a massive 20 points adrift of sixth placed Chelsea.