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  • Pep Guardiola has no intention of changing his tactics to throw rival boss Ronald Koeman when Manchester City host Everton on Monday. City manager Guardiola is good friends with his Everton counterpart having played alongside him for Barcelona in the 1990s.Koeman this week spoke of his admiration for the style in which Guardiola's sides play but he will look to exploit their typically high defensive line by attacking the space behind it.Guardiola is unconcerned about that and is focusing only on his own gameplan ahead of his side's first home Premier League match of the season.The former Barcelona coach said: "It's not a secret. I have been a manager for years and I don't have to announce to all the managers in the world about the space in behind. They know that."Even in the final of the Champions League there was a lot of space. I am not going to change."The Etihad Stadium clash pits together two of the most talked about sides of the summer. Both have investe..

    Pep Guardiola won’t change tactics for Manchester City’s visit of Everton

    Pep Guardiola has no intention of changing his tactics to throw rival boss Ronald Koeman when Manchester City host Everton on Monday. City manager Guardiola is good friends with his Everton counterpart having played alongside him for Barcelona in the 1990s.Koeman this week spoke of his admiration for the style in which Guardiola's sides play but he will look to exploit their typically high defensive line by attacking the space behind it.Guardiola is unconcerned about that and is focusing only on his own gameplan ahead of his side's first home Premier League match of the season.The former Barcelona coach said: "It's not a secret. I have been a manager for years and I don't have to announce to all the managers in the world about the space in behind. They know that."Even in the final of the Champions League there was a lot of space. I am not going to change."The Etihad Stadium clash pits together two of the most talked about sides of the summer. Both have investe..
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  • Gylfi Sigurdsson insists his price tag is not something he will be thinking about as he starts life as an Everton player.Sigurdsson this week became the most expensive signing in the Toffees' history, with the Iceland playmaker joining from Swansea in a deal believed to be worth up to £45million.He is set to make his debut in Monday's Premier League clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium but Sigurdsson has emphasised the only pressure he will feel is that he places on himself to perform.The 27-year-old, who scored nine goals as well as producing 13 assists in the league last term for Swansea, said: "It's not up to me how much clubs pay for me."I put the pressure on myself to play well for the team and create or score goals, I think that is all I need and that's the only thing I focus on."Sigurdsson is excited about the prospect of linking up in blue with Wayne Rooney, who rejoined Everton from Manchester United in July.Sigurdsson said of England&..

    Everton new boy Gylfi Sigurdsson is not concerned about his price tag

    Gylfi Sigurdsson insists his price tag is not something he will be thinking about as he starts life as an Everton player.Sigurdsson this week became the most expensive signing in the Toffees' history, with the Iceland playmaker joining from Swansea in a deal believed to be worth up to £45million.He is set to make his debut in Monday's Premier League clash against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium but Sigurdsson has emphasised the only pressure he will feel is that he places on himself to perform.The 27-year-old, who scored nine goals as well as producing 13 assists in the league last term for Swansea, said: "It's not up to me how much clubs pay for me."I put the pressure on myself to play well for the team and create or score goals, I think that is all I need and that's the only thing I focus on."Sigurdsson is excited about the prospect of linking up in blue with Wayne Rooney, who rejoined Everton from Manchester United in July.Sigurdsson said of England&..
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  • UEFA has announced the opening of disciplinary proceedings against Everton and Hajduk Split after their Europa League play-off on Thursday. Play during the match at Goodison Park had to be stopped for several minutes due to crowd trouble in the away end. Trouble flared in the first half of Everton's 2-0 win, with missiles being thrown and advertising boards being kicked over as supporters surged towards the pitch.As stewards and police moved to try to bring the situation under control, the players were instructed to leave the field by Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak and the game was halted for several minutes.A statement from UEFA on Friday said Everton had been charged with the throwing of objects while Hajduk are accused of throwing objects, crowd disturbances, field invasion and acts of damages. Michael Keane's header had given Everton the lead just prior to the trouble in the 30th minute and Idrissa Gueye doubled the advantage in the 45th minute. Regarding the crowd..

    UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Everton and Hajduk Split

    UEFA has announced the opening of disciplinary proceedings against Everton and Hajduk Split after their Europa League play-off on Thursday. Play during the match at Goodison Park had to be stopped for several minutes due to crowd trouble in the away end. Trouble flared in the first half of Everton's 2-0 win, with missiles being thrown and advertising boards being kicked over as supporters surged towards the pitch.As stewards and police moved to try to bring the situation under control, the players were instructed to leave the field by Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak and the game was halted for several minutes.A statement from UEFA on Friday said Everton had been charged with the throwing of objects while Hajduk are accused of throwing objects, crowd disturbances, field invasion and acts of damages. Michael Keane's header had given Everton the lead just prior to the trouble in the 30th minute and Idrissa Gueye doubled the advantage in the 45th minute. Regarding the crowd..
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  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman was unhappy with his side for not effectively sealing the tie after they beat Hajduk Split 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off at Goodison Park.A match that had to be halted for a few minutes in the first half when trouble flared in the away section saw the hosts go in at the interval two goals up thanks to a Michael Keane header and an Idrissa Gueye strike.Everton were not so dominant in the second half and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was called upon to make several decent saves to ensure Hajduk did not nick a goal ahead of next Thursday's second leg in Croatia.Asked how he felt about his team's efforts after the contest, Koeman said: "Really happy about the first half and really unhappy about the second."I think we lost a big opportunity to score more goals today and decide qualification."We were 2-0 up before half-time, and there was a chance for Wayne (Rooney) to score the third, and then the way how we dropped th..

    Ronald Koeman laments Everton’s failure to finish off Hajduk Split

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman was unhappy with his side for not effectively sealing the tie after they beat Hajduk Split 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off at Goodison Park.A match that had to be halted for a few minutes in the first half when trouble flared in the away section saw the hosts go in at the interval two goals up thanks to a Michael Keane header and an Idrissa Gueye strike.Everton were not so dominant in the second half and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was called upon to make several decent saves to ensure Hajduk did not nick a goal ahead of next Thursday's second leg in Croatia.Asked how he felt about his team's efforts after the contest, Koeman said: "Really happy about the first half and really unhappy about the second."I think we lost a big opportunity to score more goals today and decide qualification."We were 2-0 up before half-time, and there was a chance for Wayne (Rooney) to score the third, and then the way how we dropped th..
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  • Everton's Europa League qualifying play-off first leg victory over Hajduk Split is set to be scrutinised by UEFA after the match at Goodison Park had to be stopped for several minutes due to crowd trouble in the away end.Trouble flared in the first half of Everton's 2-0 win, with missiles being thrown and advertising boards being kicked over as supporters surged towards the pitch.As stewards and police moved to try to bring the situation under control, the players were instructed to leave the field by Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak and the game was halted for several minutes.Michael Keane's header had given Everton the lead just prior to that in the 30th minute and Idrissa Gueye doubled the advantage in the 45th minute.Regarding the crowd trouble, Koeman said: "I was disappointed."I like to have it really fair, that you can play football, and we needed to stop. I don't know what happened, it was in the corner."Koeman was also unhappy with his side, having fel..

    UEFA to probe crowd disturbances during Everton’s win over Hajduk Split

    Everton's Europa League qualifying play-off first leg victory over Hajduk Split is set to be scrutinised by UEFA after the match at Goodison Park had to be stopped for several minutes due to crowd trouble in the away end.Trouble flared in the first half of Everton's 2-0 win, with missiles being thrown and advertising boards being kicked over as supporters surged towards the pitch.As stewards and police moved to try to bring the situation under control, the players were instructed to leave the field by Slovakian referee Ivan Kruzliak and the game was halted for several minutes.Michael Keane's header had given Everton the lead just prior to that in the 30th minute and Idrissa Gueye doubled the advantage in the 45th minute.Regarding the crowd trouble, Koeman said: "I was disappointed."I like to have it really fair, that you can play football, and we needed to stop. I don't know what happened, it was in the corner."Koeman was also unhappy with his side, having fel..
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  • Everton hold a 2-0 lead in their Europa League qualifying play-off tie against Hajduk Split after a first leg at Goodison Park that had to be temporarily stopped due to crowd trouble in the away section.Play was halted for a few minutes in the first half when trouble flared, missiles being thrown and supporters moving towards the pitch shortly after Michael Keane's 30th-minute header had put the hosts in front.After stewards and police had moved to bring the situation under control, the players returned to the pitch and Everton doubled their lead in the 45th minute thanks to Idrissa Gueye's strike.Aside from the worrying scenes in the stands, Everton will be feeling very satisfied with this how this outing went ahead of next Thursday's second leg in Croatia.The victory was achieved without new record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson, who was not part of the 18 a day on from completing his £45million switch from Swansea but was brought onto the pitch to be introduced to the c..

    Everton take control of Europa League qualifier but game halted by crowd trouble

    Everton hold a 2-0 lead in their Europa League qualifying play-off tie against Hajduk Split after a first leg at Goodison Park that had to be temporarily stopped due to crowd trouble in the away section.Play was halted for a few minutes in the first half when trouble flared, missiles being thrown and supporters moving towards the pitch shortly after Michael Keane's 30th-minute header had put the hosts in front.After stewards and police had moved to bring the situation under control, the players returned to the pitch and Everton doubled their lead in the 45th minute thanks to Idrissa Gueye's strike.Aside from the worrying scenes in the stands, Everton will be feeling very satisfied with this how this outing went ahead of next Thursday's second leg in Croatia.The victory was achieved without new record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson, who was not part of the 18 a day on from completing his £45million switch from Swansea but was brought onto the pitch to be introduced to the c..
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  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt the club have landed one of the Premier League's best playmakers in Gylfi Sigurdsson.Sigurdsson's switch from Swansea to Everton was completed on Wednesday after the 27-year-old Iceland international passed a medical.The deal went through a day after it emerged a deal worth up to £45million for Sigurdsson had been agreed - a record transfer fee paid out by the Merseyside outfit.Wrapping up the signing of a player they have been long pursuing takes Everton's spending since the end of last season beyond £140million.Koeman, who had already this summer brought in Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney, said of Sigurdsson on Wednesday: ''We worked a long time to get this deal in and he was one of the key players to bring in."We knew we would lose (Romelu) Lukaku for this season, with that we lost 25 goals, and we need players who will bring in productivity to the team...

    Ronald Koeman rates Everton new boy Gylfi Sigurdsson among Premier League elite

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt the club have landed one of the Premier League's best playmakers in Gylfi Sigurdsson.Sigurdsson's switch from Swansea to Everton was completed on Wednesday after the 27-year-old Iceland international passed a medical.The deal went through a day after it emerged a deal worth up to £45million for Sigurdsson had been agreed - a record transfer fee paid out by the Merseyside outfit.Wrapping up the signing of a player they have been long pursuing takes Everton's spending since the end of last season beyond £140million.Koeman, who had already this summer brought in Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney, said of Sigurdsson on Wednesday: ''We worked a long time to get this deal in and he was one of the key players to bring in."We knew we would lose (Romelu) Lukaku for this season, with that we lost 25 goals, and we need players who will bring in productivity to the team...
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  • Gylfi Sigurdsson is on the verge of completing his highly anticipated move from Swansea to Everton.Toffees boss Ronald Koeman announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that the the 27-year-old Iceland international has passed his medical."I have seen the doctor and there is no problem," said Koeman."Still he needs to sign, but I saw him in the Blue!"Sigurdsson's proposed switch has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing their star man at £50million.But Everton are finally set to secure their number one target to take their summer spending to over £140million."We worked a long time to get this deal in, he was one of the key players to bring in," added Koeman."We need players who will bring productivity to the team."We lost Romelu Lukaku and we lost 25 goals, we need more players than one to get that number of goals. He is that type of player with that productivity."He knows the Premier League, he had a good season at Swansea and in hi..

    Gylfi Sigurdsson passes Everton medical and is on verge of completing move

    Gylfi Sigurdsson is on the verge of completing his highly anticipated move from Swansea to Everton.Toffees boss Ronald Koeman announced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that the the 27-year-old Iceland international has passed his medical."I have seen the doctor and there is no problem," said Koeman."Still he needs to sign, but I saw him in the Blue!"Sigurdsson's proposed switch has dragged on for most of the summer with Swansea initially valuing their star man at £50million.But Everton are finally set to secure their number one target to take their summer spending to over £140million."We worked a long time to get this deal in, he was one of the key players to bring in," added Koeman."We need players who will bring productivity to the team."We lost Romelu Lukaku and we lost 25 goals, we need more players than one to get that number of goals. He is that type of player with that productivity."He knows the Premier League, he had a good season at Swansea and in hi..
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