Will it always be game over at 1-0 down?

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The Shocking injury to André Gomes prompted a few discussions about Everton with my colleagues at work this week.

One stat about Everton they seemed keen to discuss was the inability for the team under Marco Silva to overturn a goal deficit into a match-winning performance. They were quite shocked at this stat and acknowledged that, if a team scored first against us, then we are pretty much done and dusted and may as well get back on the team bus. They didn't realise we were "such a soft touch".

Two teams at the weekend, Man City and Liverpool, came back from a goal down to win at the death, also Liverpool again did it in the Carabao Cup to win on penalties. Then tonight we had Chelsea coming back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4.

Actually thinking about it, for the life of me I can't actually remember when our last big comeback win was… Have we ever had any significant comeback wins?

I’d be interested to know people's thoughts on why we currently seem incapable of digging in and fighting back yet other teams seem to be able to do it?

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Rob Young
1 Posted 06/11/2019 at 08:57:38
Have we ever had big comeback wins?
Seriously?? FA Cup '66, Bayern Munich '85, 1992 Goodison derby, Wimbledon '94, to name a few.

Recently though. nope.

Kevin Prytherch
2 Posted 06/11/2019 at 09:03:10
Don’t know the stats on comeback wins, but under Moyes I’m sure we scored more goals in the last 10 minutes than most teams. It was always a testimony to the fitness we had under Moyes.
Ray Roche
3 Posted 06/11/2019 at 09:05:12
There was the 4-4 draw versus United, admittedly not a win, 2-3 at WBA with Lukaku on song, erm let me think...
Stan Schofield
4 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:02:59
I'm not suggesting we get Moyes back, but at least when he was here we were hard to beat, and usually fought until the final whistle. We certainly need that kind of mentality.
Clive Rogers
5 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:10:16
Stan, my opinion is that Moyes is not the same manager now as he was then. He lost something along the way.
Daniel A Johnson
6 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:15:35
Moyes is still very much the same manager.

But football has moved on. Also no club he's been at since have afforded him the same type of job security and misplaced adulation that he enjoyed with us.

Sam Hoare
7 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:28:13
It's a shame that the VAR against Brighton gave them that ridiculous penalty as I reckon we would have won that game and got the comeback monkey off our back.

Certainly there seems a little mental resilience lacking in the team currently. I think alot of it is to do with confidence. The RS are simply used to winning and scoring. They expect it. That only comes with winning matches regularly sadly and I think our poor start to the season has just seen confidence shot to bits.

Trevor Peers
8 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:33:57
Stan @4 has a point good here, although Moyes may not be the answer for a variety of reasons, we do need a manager with some of Moyes characteristics to organise and try to instill a winning culture, one that can help a team come back from adversity.

The question is does the current owner think along the same lines or does he have a different vision ? The evidence is, in appointing and persisting with Silva, that he does have a different vision and that's why we will struggle to find success, unless he learns how to recognize and appoint a winner.

Trevor Peers
9 Posted 06/11/2019 at 10:39:30
I meant Stan@4 Has a good point, typo error sorry !
Alan McGuffog
10 Posted 06/11/2019 at 12:38:21
Agree with Stan...whatever their technical limitations players such as Kilbane, Carsley, Hibbert et al never left anything out there when full time blew
Liam Reilly
11 Posted 08/11/2019 at 13:02:00
We came from 2 down to win at West Brom a couple of seasons back, but without Googling it, I can't recall the last time we overturned a deficit in the Premier League.

Shocking statistic with the amount of millions paid out. Shows there's no spine or grit in the team.

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