Everton’s defense struggled and its offense couldn’t find finish despite a shot advantage of 18-13 on the day, and manager Marco Silva is surely in trouble as his defense continues to give up massive chances.
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Everton loses its seventh league match and sits 15th with 14 points. Norwich is up to 18th with 10 points.
3 things we learned
1. Mina, Holgate struggle at CB: Both Norwich City goals had Everton’s center backs looking like clowns, and it could’ve been three or four goals had Jordan Pickford not made a couple of very fine stops. He was left for dead on both goals, with Michael Keane seated on the bench. Everton doesn’t give up a ton of shots, but when they do they give up monstrous xG bonanzas.
2. Farke pushes the right buttons: Srbeny entered the day with 26 Premier League minutes spread across five outings, and the ex-Paderborn man only scored twice in parts of two Championship seasons. But he looked like a thoroughbred in scoring with his first touches to put this match to bed.
3. Buendia pulls the strings: Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia is having a sensational season veyrr much under the radar, and he helped set up the insurance goal in style. Buendia had two assists against Man City, and Saturday’s helper brings his tally to five. The 22-year-old Argentine is one to watch.
Man of the Match: Onel Hernandez — Denied by an incredible Jordan Pickford save, the Cuban-born German has taken time to get used to the league but was an absolute force over 90 minutes.
Hernandez had the best chance to break open a sleepy first half, but Everton’s Jordan Pickford made an outstanding save to keep the match level.
Teemu Pukki dribbled and bodied off Everton’s two center backs and Cantwell ran into space to beat Pickford for 1-0.
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Sam Byram missed a free header off a corner kick which really should’ve made it 2-0. Would Everton take advantage?
Emiliano Buendia set up substitute Srbeny for a first Premier League goal to pile pressure on Silva.