That defeat was down to the manager.
Finally, when Everton looked to be on top of the game, he takes Gana off and moves Rooney into his role. Suddenly, the team was once more all over the place and making mistakes. Gana was showing no sign of needing to come off and was linking well with Niasse, who looked dangerous from the moment he came on. (The best striker we have, in spite of Allardyce's remarks.)
Plus, that choice of a defensive starting eleven was pathetic. Watching paint dry was more exciting than that first half.
Today, Allardyce's luck ran out.