Everton vs Hull City Match Report and MotM poll...

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Everton Man of the Match

  1. Joel Robles

    0 vote(s)
  2. Leighton Baines

    7 vote(s)
  3. Ashley Williams

    1 vote(s)
  4. Phil Jagielka

    7 vote(s)
  5. Seamus Coleman

    2 vote(s)
  6. Idrissa Gana Gueye

    93 vote(s)
  7. Morgan Schneiderlin

    1 vote(s)
  8. Ross Barkley

    51 vote(s)
  9. Tom Davies

    29 vote(s)
  10. Dominic Calvert-Lewin

    6 vote(s)
  11. Romelu Lukaku

    44 vote(s)
  12. Gareth Barry

    1 vote(s)
  13. Enner Valencia

    6 vote(s)
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  1. AndyC

    AndyC Moderator Staff Member

    Tigers tamed as Blues go sixth

    Everton 4 - 0 Hull City

    Brief summary... Another three points as Everton eventually put a hard working Hull away, with maiden goal for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a brace for Romelu Lukaku.

    Ronald Koeman resisted any temptation to drop Romelu Lukaku, keeping faith with the leagues leading scorer as the Blues looked to move into sixth place even if only for 24 hours. He made changes to the eleven that began against West Brom in selecting: Robles, Baines, Williams, Jagielka (C), Coleman, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barkley, Calvert-Lewin and Lukaku.

    Hull City, fighting for Premier League survival under new manager Marco Silva were without Everton loanee Oumar Niasse and they lined up: Jakupovic, Elabdellaoui, Robertson, Maguire, Ranocchia, advise, N'Diaye, Clucas, Markovic, Huddlestone and Hernandez.

    The referee in charge was Paul Tierney.

    A damp and breezy afternoon at the Old Lady but, the pitch looked in perfect condition for some slick attacking football and with Calvert-Lewin up alongside Lukaku, Ronald Koeman appeared to have set the team to play with two up front with Barkley and Davies to push forward too.

    Everton survived an early Hull threat as Williams blocked a Hernandez effort and Calvert-Lewin (DCL) showed some good early touches from a wide left position.

    The Blues opened the scoring on eight minutes as a searching through ball from Barkley found Davies in space on the right flank inside the Hull box and his inch-perfect cross was swept home confidently from seven yards by DCL.

    A Lukaku flick-on gave Coleman a shooting chance and his half volley was saved at the foot of the post. Good defensive cover from Baines denied Markovic and the ex-RS skied his next effort high over the bar.

    Schneiderlin was spraying balls around and setting the tone for much of the Everton play, but the next good move was starred by Jagielka as he won the ball in our box and found Lukaku on the left. The Belgian played a sweet cross field ball for DCL and he excellent turn bamboozled the Hull marker who immediately blocked his progress.

    A tempting low cross from the right by Barkley unluckily evaded both Davies and DCL as the Blues continued to dominate possession.

    Everton were denied a second goal on 23 minutes as a late offside flag ruled out a curling shot from Lukaku after a lovely pass from Gueye.

    Disappointingly, Morgan Schneiderlin limped off on 28 minutes to be replaced by Gareth Barry and this disrupted the team somewhat, no offence to GB.

    Williams got caught in two minds and that allowed Clucas to nip in and lob the onrushing Robles, thankfully the ball cleared the crossbar.

    The final action of a half that Everton had dominated saw Davies burst forward on the left and push a through ball for Barkley that was a tad too strong for the recalled England international.

    Half time 1-0

    The first ten minutes of the second half were massively forgettable until a break saw Barkley release Lukaku away on the right. The big man cut inside and fired a shot just over the bar.

    Funes-Mori came on for DCL on 55 minutes and Maguire denied Barkley with a goal saving challenge.

    Everton then had Koeman fuming on the touch line as they were forced back from the Hull area all the way back to Robles.

    Baines then fired a long cross field ball for Lukaku to collect, beat his man and sting the goalies fingers with a rasping drive.

    Grosicki replaced Davies for Hull on 64 minutes ahead of Williams seeing yellow for a professional foul on Markovic. Some tough tackles were being made on Barkley and Davies, and one too many by Huddlestone on Gueye saw the red card brandished on 72 minutes.

    Enner Valencia came on for Tom Davies two minutes later and with his second touch of the ball doubled the Blues lead, taking a sweet chip over the back line from Lukaku to round the keeper and net.

    Barry saw yellow for pulling back Markovic and Hull brought Diomande on for Hernandez for the final nine minutes.

    As the fourth official was preparing to signal four extra minutes, Everton made it three nil as Gueye to Barry, to Barkley saw the ball laid perfectly into the path of Romelu Lukaku and he slid home majestically.

    And as the Hull defence fell apart, Lukaku added an injury time fourth to the adulation of the crowd, capitalising on a woeful backpass to round the keeper and score with aplomb.

    Full time 4-0

    Final summary.
    Hull made Everton work hard for these three points, but the better quality and class of the Blues eventually earned the rewards. Barkley, Gueye and Davies worked hard throughout as did Lukaku who got the goals we desperately need to retain.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  2. ilikecheese

    ilikecheese Member: Team PoP

    I wanted to have a chance to vote for Valencia.
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  3. ijjysmith

    ijjysmith Calm

    Gana (and Kante) make me almost like defensive mids.
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  4. nsno-chris

    nsno-chris Player Valuation: £70m

    Gana was everywhere and Davies was excellent. Gana for me though
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  5. Donald Twain

    Donald Twain Vide cor meum Banned

    It's Gueye for me !
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  6. ArtetaMoney

    ArtetaMoney Player Valuation: £20m

    Lukaku is boss... Gana motm.
  7. gonetomorrow

    gonetomorrow Player Valuation: £50m

    Baines was more forward thinking today and he didn't put a foot wrong in defence.
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  8. bazzer25

    bazzer25 Player Valuation: £8m

    Davies int 1st, Gana in the second but today it's all about Rom.
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  9. Hangleton

    Hangleton Player Valuation: £20m Forum Supporter

    Nobody was spectacular - and we came away with a 4-0 win. Robles didn't have a save to make - a couple of muck ups at the back that we got away with - as it was Hull. Any of that against the RS and they will take advantage.
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  10. Donald Twain

    Donald Twain Vide cor meum Banned

    You're a good laugh!
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  11. ricer10

    ricer10 Player Valuation: £2.5m

    Gueye shades it over Davies ...but lots of solid , if unspectacular performances.
    Rom / Barkley / Baines / Valencia in his cameo / Coleman / Calvert Lewin all had good days at the office !
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  12. cronullasharks

    cronullasharks Player Valuation: £20m Forum Supporter

    Rom. 2 goals and an assist.
  13. hibbo'sclass

    hibbo'sclass I am the Michaelangelo of misanthropy Forum Supporter

    Difficult to argue between Gana,Barkley and Davies.
    Plumped for Barkley as he needs the love more than the other two.
    Made up for Lukaku who put a proper shift in.

    Oh, and thanks @AndyC. Top notch and unbiased as ever.
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  14. Tubey

    Tubey Allardyce Out Forum Supporter

    Gana. Barkley and Davies did well too, but Gana was commanding today.
  15. Hangleton

    Hangleton Player Valuation: £20m Forum Supporter

    I'll have a laugh if Man City win.
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