Ferguson blames 'stage fright' for Everton's loss to Villa

22/1/2022 6:43:00 PM

Ferguson blames 'stage fright' for Everton's loss to Villa

Ferguson blames 'stage fright' for Everton's loss to Villa

Everton's interim manager Duncan Ferguson said the Merseyside club suffered a case of stage fright in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League loss nL1N2U2097 to Aston Villa but credited his players for the fight they put up at a tense Goodison Park.Villa's Emiliano Buendia scored from a corner late in a first half

Everton's interim manager Duncan Ferguson said the Merseyside club suffered a case of stage fright in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League loss nL1N2U2097 to Aston Villa but credited his players for the fight they put up at a tense Goodison Park.Villa's Emiliano Buendia scored from a corner late in a first half during which Everton were found wanting in attack but the hosts nearly scored in the second half after substitutions allowed them to create more chances.

The result leaves Everton in 16th place, five points above the relegation zone, and Ferguson said they must pick themselves up soon."In the first half we were a wee bit off it, maybe a wee bit of stage fright. We weren't creating many chances in the first half," Ferguson said in a post-match interview.

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