Analysis of the goals conceded against Everton (9/12)
Pienaar’s goal – a long ball forward is flicked on, and Lloris shouts and comes to claim it. Caulker clears straight to an Everton player (Naismith) and, after another attempted clearance, Everton force the ball wide to Coleman. His cross falls nicely for Pienaar to plant his header into the far corner.
As a long ball is flicked on, Lloris screams at his defence and comes to claim the ball.
Caulker panics and clears the ball. Could this be related to what we were saying last week about the chopping and changing of Lloris and Friedel, two goalkeepers who would behave very differently in this situation?
Naismith attempts to get the ball back into the box; it is cleared by Vertonghen, but straight to Naismith again, who forces it wide to Coleman.
Dempsey has tucked in, meaning that Coleman is unmarked. Vertonghen comes out to meet him, but he is able to stand a cross up.
Pienaar meets it on the charge, untracked by Walker and Sigurdsson (?).
His header is low and powerful and bounces up awkwardly to beat Lloris and go into the bottom corner.
Jelavic’s goal – another long ball is flicked on in acrobatic fashion by Vellios, and Jelavic sneaks in behind Gallas to strike low and first time beneath Lloris’ grasp.
Everton take a quick throw-in and Gibson has space to receive the ball.
Gibson launches a long ball into the box towards the substitute, Vellios.
Vellios competes and helps the ball on…
…and whilst Gallas raises his arm to appeal for offside, Jelavic beats the trap and finishes first time beyond Lloris.
He is afforded far too much room by Gallas and Walker and his first time effort goes in, despite Lloris getting desperately close to saving it.