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Saturday 7 December 2019

Silva in a real sticky situation at Everton

Marco Silva
Marco Silva

Manager Marco Silva is determined to find a way to solve Everton's problems on the pitch even though his future at the club hangs in the balance.

A 2-0 home defeat to bottom side Norwich made it six losses in nine league matches and leaves the Toffees just four points above the relegation zone.

Factor in the forthcoming month from hell - with Liverpool, Leicester (twice), Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City all to face in their next nine matches - and Silva's position is precarious.

He was not helped by a large number of Everton fans joining the away supporters in a chorus of "sacked in the morning" towards the end of the game, which was decided by goals from Todd Cantwell and Dennis Srbeny - the Canaries' first on the road in 10 hours and 20 minutes of league football.

Majority owner Farhad Moshiri has already sacked Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce since assuming control of the club in February 2016.

"I respect all the reaction," said Silva after hearing the crowd calling for him to go, with one fan loudly shouting "He's gotta go Bill" across the Main Stand to chairman Bill Kenwright.

"But we have the confidence and we have to keep working hard to change because we came from good results before (three wins and a draw in the last five matches in all competitions).

"We are trying to look for some consistency."

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