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Hughes rues Stoke lapses

30 November 2013 20:15

Mark Hughes rued the timing of Everton's first two goals in their 4-0 rout of his Stoke City side on Saturday.

Everton dominated the game from the outset at Goodison Park, but looked set to go in level at the interval after struggling to break down Stoke's resolute defence.


However, the outstanding Gerard Deulofeu finally put the hosts ahead after a well-crafted team move on the stroke of half-time, before Seamus Coleman doubled their lead in the 49th minute.


Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku then rounded off Everton's convincing victory with goals three and four, but Hughes was in no doubt as to where and when the game was lost for his side.


"Up to just before the half-time whistle, we’re very much in the game, so to concede right on the whistle is disappointing," the Welshman said.


"And lo and behold, we come out (after half-time) and concede within two minutes. Two goals either side of half-time really shaped the game in a negative way (for us)."

Stoke failed to get a foothold in the game as they struggled to contain an energetic Everton outfit, and Hughes admitted the better team won.


"We were poor on the day in fairness but credit to Everton, I thought they were very good and made it really difficult for us," the former Manchester City boss added.


"The movement and the pace they have was a little bit too much for us … we had too many (players) not quite at the level they needed to be. We take our medicine and move on."

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4 - 0

Competition
Premier League
Date
30 November 2013
Game week
13
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
Venue
Goodison Park (Liverpool)
Attendance
35513

Goals

Gerard Deulofeu 45'
(assist by G. Barry) 
1 - 0
S. Coleman 49'
(assist by G. Barry) 
2 - 0
B. Oviedo 58'
(assist by Gerard Deulofeu) 
3 - 0
R. Lukaku 79'
(assist by B. Oviedo) 
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
24
6
15
23 49'
8 58'
22
18
21
16
17 79'
10 45'
Coach: Roberto Martínez
# Player Bookings
1
3 64'
17
20 42'
5
16
6 46'
15
25
19
24
Coach: M. Hughes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
26
7
11
1
2
5
20
# Player Bookings
9
11
8
12
28
29
32

Friday 22 August

19:44
18:41
18:27
18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
16:28
16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
20:10
20:04
19:39
18:49
18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
16:41
16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
14:38
14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
12:20
11:25
10:58
10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
07:12
07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

Wednesday 20 August

23:26
23:26
23:11
22:57
22:50
21:20
21:10
20:36
20:27
20:18
20:14
20:03
19:28
19:17
18:55
18:53
18:49
18:07
17:55
17:37
17:34
17:30
17:23
17:23
16:58
16:43
16:38
16:22
16:14
16:06
16:00
15:00
14:51
14:21
14:17
14:03
13:20
13:10
12:45
12:17
11:59
11:52
11:31
11:15
10:58
10:46
10:33
10:10
09:37
09:03
08:35
08:10
06:43
06:30
06:09
05:23
04:45
03:17
02:51
02:29
01:49
01:04
00:16

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 1 +2 3
2 1 +2 3
3 1 +1 3
4 1 +1 3
5 1 +1 3
6 1 +1 3
7 1 +1 3
8 1 +1 3
9 1 +0 1
10 1 +0 1
11 1 +0 1
12 1 +0 1
13 1 -1 0
14 1 -1 0
15 1 -1 0
16 1 -1 0
17 1 -1 0
18 1 -1 0
19 1 -2 0
20 1 -2 0

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