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Koeman wants Everton to continue unbeaten home run

Manager’s post-match comments after another home win

Everton v Burnley - Premier League
Ronald Koeman
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Everton beat Burnley 3-1 yesterday after overcoming a poor start to the game, and then turning it on in the second half. Goals from Phil Jagielka, an own goal caused by Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku got the three points for the Blues.

After the game, manager Ronald Koeman spoke to the media -

“I think they started the better team, it took us 30 minutes to understand what we needed to do better and after that I saw the Everton I like to see. Finally, it was a good win.

“I think Burnley started with more aggression than we did, we didn’t play to our game plan but, after the first 45 minutes and with the substitutions that we made, that brought more aggression into the team and maybe some more football in the midfield and we made a good start in the second half.

“It’s always difficult against Burnley because of the direct football they play and they’re physically strong fighting second balls.

“But we keep the momentum going at home and we’re proud for the fans. It’s another win at home and it’s really important to have a really strong finish in the league.

“We are breaking records and, if we can keep that [going] until the end of the season, that would be nice.”

Koeman also commented on the Everton goals -

“It was another goal for Phil from a corner-kick. That’s the reason why we always give a lot of attention to our set plays, offensively and defensively.

“It was great to have that to go 1-0 up and there were mistakes in it going to 1-1 but, okay, after that we had a good reaction.

“It’s also great for Rom and it’s great for the team because [his goals] bring a lot of points.

“It’s a big achievement, the same as it’s a big achievement for the team that we have eight wins in a row at home. I’ve heard Everton in 2017 is the second most productive team [in terms of goals] behind Barcelona. That’s fantastic for the fans who can enjoy the football and enjoy the wins.”