Sam Allardyce called Everton’s run of five away defeats on the bounce as “simply not good enough” as they lost 2-1 to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Toffees were in a good position heading into the break as Cenk Tosun gave them a 1-0 lead but goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood turned the game on its head in the Clarets’ favour.
And Allardyce has bemoaned his side’s defending after they “gifted” Burnley a goal.
“We lost it by not scoring the second goal when we had clear, clear opportunities,” Allardyce told BBC Sport. “At least three in the first half.
“Burnley hadn’t won in 11 and if we went 2-0 up it would have been hugely difficult for them.
“We gifted them a goal which lifted the spirits around the ground. And I always dislike conceding from a corner, it could be avoided.
“That’s five away defeats on the trot. It’s simply not good enough.
“Ashley Williams getting sent off sums our day up. It shouldn’t happen, he’s swung his arm and he’s an experienced player. It was unprofessional.
“I feel worse than the fans – they won’t believe this – but it’s my responsibility. I go home and say to myself ‘how do I put this right?’ For me to see the players under perform in the second half is very disappointing for me. It’s my problem to sort it out.”