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Everton FC comment - real trouble and strife for John Terry!

11 Feb 2010 07:00:00

BUT what about the misses? For once the question didn't involve the former England captain's nearest and dearest. But it still added up to trouble and strife for John Terry. The Chelsea defender's problems were Gallic in their conception once again - but this time it was Everton's frustrated French striker rather than a Parisian lingerie model who caused his pain. Louis Saha had a point to prove after Saturday's anonymous display in the derby. And boy did he ram it home. He missed a penalty. He arrowed another couple of acceptable opportunities wide of the target, but the misses meant nothing because he gave a double-barrelled answer to his manager's pre-match call for greater firepower. Both goals were classics of the centre-forward's art, the kind of strikes which would have had commentators and analysts drooling had his opposite number, Didier Drogba, scored them. The first was a glorious header on the run from Landon Donovan's outswinging corner, the second was a blistering volley after chesting down Sylvain Distin's huge clearance. And, of course, he got away from John Terry each time. But while the nation's moral guardians will scoff at the Chelsea wide boy being led a merry dance for a change, Evertonians will simply cherish a thoroughly deserved win. It ended Everton's longest winless run against any opposition in their history - 24 games since they last celebrated success over Chelsea - it was the last 'big-four' scalp David Moyes was waiting to claim, and it blew away the negativity and self doubt which had started to settle over Evertonians since the Anfield disappointment. To be fair it was a mindset their manager refused to countenance. David Moyes was adamant his team hadn't played badly on Saturday.


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