Allardyce wants Everton to end travel sickness

Hope Soto
February 12, 2018

A much more conciliatory Allardyce sought to explain away the defeat at a news conference when he called on his players to deliver the right reaction in Saturday's home game against Crystal Palace. We got 3-0 up and the pressure was off.

Allardyce defended his on-loan centre-half Eliaquim Mangala after his hard debut at the heart of the defence against Arsenal. "Lots of players haven't played to the potential they have".

That was an titillating pre-amble to this occasion and until the second half, their spat was the most entertaining thing about this fixture.

The former Bolton and Blackburn boss also discussed circumventing Football Association transfer regulations, prompting him to step down from his role as England coach, having taken charge of just one match after being appointed as Hodgson's successor.

"We have to be concerned about Palace's strengths but Zaha not playing could be an advantage".

The win moved Swansea up the table to 15th on 27 points and are they now unbeaten in their last five league games.

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Tom Davies added a third before a late Palace penalty wiped out Everton's clean sheet, but they held on for a good three points.

Don't know when this occurred in the match, but Seamus (not surprisingly) didn't come close today to matching his frankly ridiculously good return and performance against Leicester.

Sam Allardyce says it is time for Everton to improve on their poor away form.

"In the eight home games I have been here, we have picked up 17 points and conceded just four goals".

"That is very important, that they do some bonding together, get to understand each other better and understand what each other wants to achieve and often that can't happen when you're coming in from home everyday, training and then go home again".

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