Head-To-Head: Ronald Koeman vs Eddie Howe


"Every time there was a hard period for me but I always gave my best".

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe on Everton's lack of goals: "Look at Wayne Rooney, look at his goalscoring record and you're going to say they're less potent an attack?"

1-0 to the visitors nearly became 2-0 a couple of minutes later after an bad giveaway in midfield by Rooney but Jordan Pickford came to the rescue with an excellent save with his foot to deny Jermain Defoe. Before the game, though, if you had offered us a draw away at the Etihad, it would have been considered a very good point.

Calvert-Lewin, who has four Everton goals in total, made headlines over the summer as he scored the victor for England in the Under 20s World Cup final.

Keane missed the Bournemouth match with a foot injury, while after the game Koeman expressed hope he'll return for next weekend. "I needed to rest some players and Wayne was one of them".

I have found Everton to be like Sunderland, from the point of view that it is a family-orientated club with a huge fanbase and a passionate following.

Everton have just two wins in their last 10 league matches, registering four goals. "Winning is the best medicine for confidence".

It is the first time in 11 years the Toffees have failed to score in four consecutive matches in all competitions.

Everton took the lead within 30 seconds in the corresponding fixture last term, but they had to wait until the seventh minute for their first opportunity this time around - Dominic Calvert-Lewin heading wide from Leighton Baines' cross.

However, Everton have won 10 of their last 12 Premier League home fixtures.

Adding insult to injury for Rooney on his 400th Premier League start, the challenge went unpunished by referee Martin Atkinson, who turned down Everton's penalty claim and took no action against Francis.

The win ended a run of three straight league defeats for the Toffees, and Koeman later admitted to having had "a lot of emotions" in what proved to be an eventful second half.

Both Bournemouth and Everton have had a disappointing start to the season and sit down 19th and 19th in the table respectively.

Koeman did not hesitate in changing things, throwing on Davies and Niasse, and after Andrew Surman had cleared Mason Holgate's header off the line, Everton finally had their equaliser.