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Koeman thinks that Everton’s best 45 minutes played since his arrival

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Koeman thinks that Everton’s best 45 minutes played since his arrival

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Ronald Koeman believes that Everton Monday night undeservedly lost in the derby against Liverpool (0-1). According to the manager played his team an excellent first half.

“The players have done a great job,” said Koeman at the press conference after the match. “We played in the first half, perhaps the best 45 minutes since my arrival.”

“In the second half we had some difficulties, we were not as dangerous as it would in the first half.”

There was eight minutes of injury time added in the ‘Merseysidederby’. In the fourth minute of extra time was the winning goal of Liverpool.

Koeman had no trouble with that long injury time. “We had our goalkeeper (Maarten Stekelenburg, ed.) exchange, that took some time. In the rest I had James McCarthy has already been replaced. That made it more difficult for us. But the players and the fans deserved it tonight, no defeat.”

The derby Everton-Liverpool in image

Rabid joy at Liverpool after the late hit by Sadio Mané.
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It was at Goodison Park is not always peaceful.
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Maarten Stekelenburg fell after an hour injured.
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Ronald Koeman remains with Everton in the middle of the table hang.
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Barkley

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley escaped a red card after a rash violation of the studs ahead of Jordan Henderson.

“I need the images still look back,” said Koeman. “Perhaps it is, indeed, a red card for Barkley.”

The manager felt that referee Mike Dean is not properly performed at the defined that after the violation occurred.

“He gave only a yellow card to Seamus Coleman. But the pushing and shoving started by Dejan Lovren of Liverpool. Who had previously been yellow and had, therefore, his second must have.”

Liverpool climbed to second place, and Everton after seventeen duels ninth in England.

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