Everton ended their run of three league matches without a win in the best manner possible.
They thrashed Sunderland 6-2 at Goodison Park in a result that provides a lot of confidence to the blues. Over the last few weeks, confidence has especially been around these parts after the club went through the whole month of October without a league victory. The previous success for the club in the Premier League game against West Brom when a narrow 3-2 victory gave them all three points. The result against Sunderland, though, is much more emphatic.
Everton were always going to be the favourites against a relegation threatened to Sunderland, who had not really shown much improvement since the arrival of Sam Allardyce. The former Newcastle United manager has a reputation for keeping poor teams in the division due to a combination of factors. Allardyce favours a physical style of football that is really hard to play against, but it seems that he will need more time and possibly new players in order to spark a revival at Sunderland. Aston Villa continue to remain rooted at the bottom of the table while Sunderland are only slightly better. The Black Cats now have the worst defence in the Premier League with 25 goals conceded already.
“You want to see chances and attacking football. From our point of view we knew Sunderland had changed their system.We knew they wanted to make it very difficult for us to have attacking play and I thought our movement, our understanding of how to penetrate, our composure on the ball and that ruthless streak in the final third was special.We always look to improve and I think we need to do a bit better defensively. We were so much in control that we forgot we could get hurt,” said Martinez.