Unsworth: First half Everton performance unacceptable

Michael Graham

Caretaker boss David Unsworth admits Everton’s performance at Leicester was “unacceptable”, but says patience is required from fans.

The Toffees lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, with both Foxes goals coming in the first half, with Unsworth describing it as a ‘head-start’ for the hosts.

“The second half was much better,” Unsworth told Sky Sports. “We gave them a two-goal start – in the first half we didn’t perform. Our display was much better after the break.

“The best tactics I thought was with a diamond and two strikers. Aaron Lennon did OK in the first half and Kevin Mirallas couldn’t get into the game. I wanted to be brave and positive in the first half.

“I went with the best team to try to win. The first half wasn’t acceptable, but the second half we didn’t get the rewards that our dominance justified.

“Whoever gets the honour of being Everton boss, including me, needs time with this set of players.”