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Silva reiterates Goodison Park will be Everton’s fortress

Manager’s comments after narrow win over his former side

Everton FC v Watford FC - Premier League Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

Everton beat Watford FC 1-0 with an early goal from Bernard making the difference. The Blues withstood pressure from the visitors in the second half but a second consecutive clean sheet of the season ensured Marco Silva finally beat his former side.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, Silva said -

”The three points were the most important thing. We scored a goal and did not concede and that was important for us. Looking at the whole picture I think we deserved the win.

”Of course the second half I would like the performance to be better but it is the first home game of the season. I think we had more big chances than them to score.”

The Blues finally broke their goal duck, but managed just the single effort today.

”My style and my philosophy is I like to play offensive football. Keeping clean sheets is important but what I want is to score more goals. With a second goal you are more safe. We want to make Goodison our fortress.”

The second stanza especially was tough going for the Blues, but the introduction of Moise Kean sparked the attack and the Italian youngster had two golden chances to put the game away late on.

”Was tough for him. He had that big moment to make an impact and put his stamp on the game. He didn’t score but he is a boy and he should improve and should know better our team in time.”