UK time is: 23:53:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dynamic Everton take the points

Roberto Martinez gave David Moyes and the board at Manchester United a managerial master-class in tactics on Sunday.

This season under the Spaniard, Everton have usually dominated possession of the football. Created chances and been the team on the front foot.

But on Sunday, Everton switched tactics and played a more conservative counter-attacking style of football which had Manchester United well beaten.

'We had to be patient. Psychologically it was a tough game for us because it was the first time this season we gave the ball to the opposition.' Martinez told evertonfc.com.

He continued: 'Overall, it's fair to say we had the better chances and they had the ball. We were quite happy for them to have it and we were quite happy knowing how to use it to our advantage.

'If we'd needed to get on the ball and break them down, we would have done that. Today was about adapting to what needed to be done.

'Throughout this season, we've been a team that gets on the ball and breaks teams down. Today [Sunday] it was important we knew how to use the counter-attack. It's not straight-forward; carrying a threat on the counter-attack is a very different thing.

'We were very dynamic and I enjoyed our performance today.'


As Rob-EFC said on the article comments after the Manchester United game: As comfortable as you like, seemed like we didn't even need to go to that extra gear. Sat back, absorbed their pressure and then countered, and they simply couldnt handle that. Vital 3pts in the bag, and keeps us in the race for 4th. COYB!!

Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 22 2014

Time: 12:00PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Everton Articles

Distin pleased with Thailand trip (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Everton lose in Bangkok (Monday July 28 2014)

Besic joins Everton in Thailand (Friday July 25 2014)

No update on signings for Everton (Thursday July 24 2014)

Besic spotted (Thursday July 24 2014)

Coleman concerns (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Archived Everton Articles

List All Vital Everton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rob-EFC 6
2. Yak 5
3. eighteen78 1
4. Broadheath Blue 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Luke, A Shaw Bullet Dodged? ‏
Chelsea : 29/07/2014 19:54:00
Liverpool: LFC Conclude 10m Origi Transfer
Liverpool : 29/07/2014 19:34:00
Eighteen instead of Seventeen!
Chelsea : 29/07/2014 19:18:00
Sunderland In Chase To Land Promising Youngster.
Sunderland : 29/07/2014 19:17:00
Jenkins Update On Bony Situation
Swansea : 29/07/2014 19:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Liverpool failure over Everton success? Which would you prefer?
Suggested By:  
Liverpool to miss out on title 19%
Everton to clinch Champions League 60%
Success for both 21%