Everton suffer a HUMILIATING 4-0 loss to MLS side Minnesota United as struggles from last season go on… with Dele Alli missing a sitter from a just a YARD out as he fails to score an open goal
- Everton suffered a 4-0 pre-season hammering by MLS side Minnesota United
- Emanuel Reynoso scored from the penalty spot after a handball by Tom Davies
- Michael Keane scored an own goal before Luis Amarilla made it 3-0
- Minnesota added a fourth ten minutes from time through Abu Danladi
- The day was summed up by a sitter from Dele Alli just a yard out from goal
Everton suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to MLS side Minnesota United in the final game of their US Tour.
Minnesota scored three times in the first-half before adding a fourth ten minutes from time on a miserable day for Frank Lampard’s side.
Everton’s day was summed up by an awful miss from Dele Alli who skewed his shot wide from a yard out in front of an open goal.
Everton suffered a miserable 4-0 defeat in the final game of their pre-season tour of the US
Their day was summed up by a sitter from Dele Alli who skewed a shot wide from a yard out
The ball was fizzed into the path of the former Tottenham star by Mason Holgate, evading the Minnesota keeper and Alli having a simple tap-in.
However, the former England international side-footed the ball wide when it looked harder not to score.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Lampard said after the game that the players need to move on from the emotions of surviving in the Premier League last season.
He said: ‘If we don’t want to be in that situation again, they have to be better and I have to be better.
Everton manager Frank Lampard was understandably frustrated with what he saw
‘The players in the dressing room need to understand that they’ve put in a very poor performance individually and collectively.’
Lampard also spoke about the importance of improving the squad in the summer transfer window, after losing Richarlison to Tottenham.
He said: ‘There is no doubt about it. When you think of where we were last year, we have lost a big player in Richarlison, we wish him well, but our club now continues.
‘We know there is a void in forward areas, we are short in numbers there. Also, through the team, there are things I want to strengthen, and I can be honest about that, because a club like Everton has to have a competitive squad.’
Everton had chances to open the scoring but it was Minnesota who took the lead.
Lampard said the players needed to understand that they put in poor individual performances
He also urged the club to dip into the transfer market after selling star player Richarlison
Emanuel Reynoso scored from the penalty spot after his cross hit the hand of Tom Davies inside the box.
Despite Everton having more chances to score, Minnesota doubled the lead, as Kemar Lawrence’s wicked cross was deflected into his own net by Michael Keane.
Luis Amarilla then bundled home from close range to make it 3-0 after Jordan Pickford saved from Bongokuhle Hlongwane.
Everton have two more friendlies to get things right before the new season gets underway
It was an impressive performance by Minnesota who were ruthless in front of goal
Both sides made wholesale changes at half-time with only Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon staying on for Everton.
Everton conceded a fourth goal ten minutes from time when Abu Danladi finished from six yards.
It was Everton’s second defeat of pre-season after previously suffering a 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
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