Three things we learnt from Everton's 3-0 demolition of Sunderland
In what was labelled as the “David Moyes Derby”, Monday Night Football saw Ronald Koeman’s Everton travel to the Stadium of Light in search of their third consecutive win in the Premier League as they remain unbeaten under the Dutchman. The Black Cats on the other hand, are yet to taste victory under David Moyes, only picking up their first point of the season against Southampton before the international break, and things didn’t improve after a break either.
A dull and uninspiring first half saw few chances, though Jermaine Defoe could have put his side ahead had he been able to keep his shot down as he faced Maarten Steklenburg, but the former Manchester United manager could only watch on as his side collapsed in the second half as Romelu Lukaku returned to the inspired form which made him the Toffee’s top scorer in both of his two past seasons at the club.
Now, the Scottish boss will have even more work to do as his side languish second from bottom, whilst Everton sit in third, level on points with Chelsea and only behind Manchester City in the standings with four games played as the club’s new owners see an immediate return on their investment, with big money signing Yannick Bolasie one of the men to shine in victory.
Here’s what we learned from the game…