Tom Davies

Davies “gutted” at City defeat

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Everton’s young captain Tom Davies says he is “gutted” that the Blues lost to Manchester City at Goodison Park yesterday evening, allowing the Champions to overtake Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

Everton conceded goals at the end of both halves to allow City to win 2-0, with the first goal coming in the 46th minute from a free kick which left the goalscorer completely un-marked in the middle of the Everton penalty area. This left many fans criticising the zonal marking system employed by Everton, but Davies says Everton just need to keep doing what they are doing.

Davies, who was captain in Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, and Seamus Coleman’s absence, says that if Everton had managed to keep the visitors from scoring so late in the first half that there could easily have been a different outcome to the game.

“We were obviously gutted. It’s not good enough,” Davies said.

“We are disappointed with it, of course. That’s twice now in the last two games just before half-time.

“If we keep it out and go in at half-time at 0-0 it’s a different game because we’d put in a good shift, as we did in the Wolves game (that Everton lost 3-1 on Saturday).

“We are looking to work on it and we will be back for the next game and, hopefully, we can get that sorted.

“All we can do is have a few games, a few set-plays, defending well and I am sure we will be more confident.

“All the lads are gutted because we’ve done well enough in the game but it is just poor goals again.

“Two-nil sounds comfortable but it was far from that.”

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