Everton vs Burnley highlights (1-0)

Everton 1 vs 0 Burnley highlights 26.12

Carlo Ancelotti told BBC Match of the Day: "For me, it was a really special moment [being introduced to the crowd]. After that, I saw a good performance and a good result. Today was a perfect day. I'm happy because we need points to move up the table. It was a difficult game because Burnley played a strong game but we deserved the result.

"We tried to build up with three defenders to put more players between the lines, and some situations were good for us and others have to improve. This is normal and I didn't want to change a lot for the players. I have seen some good things. The spirit of the team, the fact Everton is a family and we have fantastic facilities."

On the festive schedule: "We are used to recovering after three days, but after two days is too much in my opinion. We have to play but it is impossible to recover so it affects the performance, not just for us, but also for Newcastle."

Sean Dyche told Match of the Day: "I thought we coped with it [Ancelotti's first game]. We quelled the game in the first half, which was the game plan because we thought they would play with energy. We never really looked in too much trouble and then we wanted to progress in the second half. It was a giveaway in the second half and they nicked it.

"It was a poor mistake, Dwight [McNeil] is a fantastic footballer and he will learn. Our two centre-halves were excellent today and I was pleased with the defensive side of the team.

"We know we have to work for those collective moments of quality in the final third. The next pass and the next detail is what we are trying to consistently improve on. But it was a good ball in and a great finish to credit them."

Everton vs Burnley . Score: 1-0.


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