What’s happened, Moyes?
Everton, the team described as “the sado-masochists of Europe” by the Guardian‘s Andy Hunter after last night’s shoddy performance, have to somehow scrape their way back from a 2-2 draw for their next encounter with Standard Liege.
This was a game where Everton exposed just how much they have regressed in terms of defending. Joleon Lescott and Joey Yobo both played like they were body-snatched by a couple of forgetful Zimmer-frame clad grannies. The highlight of which was a pant-wettingly bad own goal by Yobo, which formerly reliable ‘keeper Tim Howard will have to take some of the flak for, too.
As Standard Liege gaffer Lazlo Bolono put it: “The second goal was a big present for us.”
Now Everton have a monumental task in the second leg. So often the 1-0 merchants under David Moyes, this season they have been racking up a number of distinctly Spurs-esque results – shipping goals at a rate of knots. The one crumb Everton have is the almost legendary Metalist Kharkiv games, where they somehow beat the opposition and their own fatalism to go through to the UEFA Cup group stages.
Good luck Moyesie, you’ll need it!