That’s all from Clockwatch until after Christmas, when the Premier League resumes. A reminder that Will Magee is following Newcastle United v Chelsea right now, just for you, while I’ll be back later for Wolves v Arsenal, a match that has serious consequences at both ends of the table. Thanks for reading!
On Sky, Everton defender Conor Coady is asked about Bournemouth’s second goal, about which he wasn’t particularly happy at the time. “I don’t want to talk about it … we speak about referees every game, but I’m certainly not going to do that when we’ve just put on a performance like that against Bournemouth … our performance was nowhere near good enough, nothing that represents Everton Football Club … one hard look in the mirror for every single one of us … we have to set standards … it can’t be anything to do with the manager, it’s up to us as players to set standards and have personal pride in what we do every day … we don’t have that at the minute … we have to be better … we can’t go into the second half of the season like that.”
Bournemouth 3-0 Everton. According to Sue Smith on Sky Sports, the brouhaha between fans and players began when Alex Iwobi handed his shirt to somebody in the crowd, only for it to be thrown back. Cue unpleasantness. The relationship between players, manager and fans not ideal at the moment.
Post-match postbag. “Fully expect Lampard and Moyes to swap clubs over the World Cup break. Would make much more sense for both of them” – Alexander Lewis
“They may as well give Celtic the league trophy already, so it’s all about the other end of the table in the Scottish Premier League. Talking of which, it’s a six o’clock kick off at Pittodrie tonight where Dundee United will need all three points to avoid going into the World Cup break propping up the table. A win would actually take United above both Kilmarnock and Ross County and into tenth place on goal difference, having been rooted to the bottom all season. If that’s not an incentive I don’t know what is. Come on you Terrors!” – Simon McMahon
“Milly is on for his 600th Premier League appearance. Why are you writing about anything else?” – Marie Meyer