Allardyce: 'We're doing all we can' to win over Blues fans

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Sam Allardyce was standing by his record since taking over at Everton after seeing his side beat struggling Huddersfield at the John Smiths Stadium this afternoon.

The Blues registered back-to-back victories and won in the Premier League on the road for the third time this season thanks to goals from Cenk Tosun and Idrissa Gueye.

The Terriers needed to gain at least a point in their quest to avoid the drop but were inferior in almost all departments despite controlling the match for long periods. They were caught on the counter-attack for Tosun's 39th-minute opener and undone by a neat passing move 13 minutes from the end which Gueye drove home from the edge of the box to seal the points.

The result tightened the Blues' grip on eighth place as Leicester were thumped 5-0 by Crystal Palace and Allardyce expressed his satisfaction at the result afterwards.

"Confidence grows and performances are getting better and better,” the manager said afterwards. “That's 14 points from the last seven games.

"Let's see if we can go to the end of the season undefeated. I have every respect for every club I have worked at and am trying my very best.

"I'm sure the fans have gone home happy today and so they should. They haven't seen many results and performances away from home in the last two-and-a-half years."

Despite what was a fairly routine victory, Allardyce was the target of chants from the travelling supporters and a prominent banner calling for his departure.

Speculation continues over his future despite his insistence that he received clarity from major shareholder and chief power broker Farhad Moshiri at a meeting in London on Thursday.

“I can't honestly produce any more than I'm doing,” Allardyce said in the Liverpool Echo. “I'm sorry if some fans don't like it, but we're trying as hard as we possibly can — myself, my staff and the players.

“What can I say when you've got 14 points out of seven games when you were faced with the club being in a very difficult position when you arrived?

“I can only say it's just one of those things, and if we keep winning hopefully they (the fans) might change it to love.

“I think that our efforts from the players particularly has been fantastic. When you hit that safe 40-point mark it's very easy for a player to think about his holidays and actually switch off.”

 


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