At 3-3 draw at Villa Park seemed to encapsulate in one 90-minute spell all the inconsistancies of Everton’s current form. Great goals scored, stupid goals conceded, out-of-form players perking up (Osman), previously solid performers looking shaky (Howard, Lescott), periods of sustained, clever intricate football followed by crude backs-to-the-wall boot-it-upfield-and-hope hoofball.
Which Everton turns up on Sunday for the cup-semi is anyone’s guess. Probably both. Here’s the highlight from the Villa game- a move in which all ten of FC Handsome’s outfield players touched the ball before a screamer of a shot from Steven Pienaar ended with a goal-of-the-season flourish.
The Pienaar goal is here.