Five insane stats from the thrilling win against Spurs
Everton recorded a thrilling 5-4 win against Spurs in FA Cup and here are some of the stats from that nail-biting contest.
Toffees have qualified for the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 5 years and drawn Manchester City as the opponents.
Weak against Corner kicks
It wasn’t a game of comeback from one party and in fact, it was a contest of back-and-forth, with Spurs scoring three goals from corner kicks. It shows the Toffees need to improve defending the set pieces.
Doucoure & Davies – the robust duo
Midfield pairing Abdoulaye Doucoure and Tom Davies were rock solid throughout the game, not allowing Spurs to breach through them at ease. They together made 7 interceptions while Davies had a pass success percentage of 90.7%
Sigurdsson at his creative void.
Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up in James Rodriguez’ absence, racking up three assists, which is a record for a Toffees player since Steven Pienaar in 2012.
Ancelotti, the coolest figure at Goodison Park.
When Bernard snatched the late winner, Carlo Ancelotti was seen holding his coffee, which shows his calm demeanour even in the time of adversity. Also, the Italian gaffer had witnessed a similar match before during his Bayern Munich, where the Bavarians won the contest 5-4 against Spurs.
Ancelotti learns how to get the best out of James
James Rodriguez looks like a shadow of his former self after some sub-standard displays while injuries also accompanied him.
Ancelotti rested James against Spurs after the Colombian suffered a minor injury against United.
Nonetheless, his absence didn’t have the desired effect on the result and now the former Milan boss has learned the trick of getting the best out of James.