Duncan Ferguson’s second reign in charge of Everton starts with defeat against Aston Villa.

Written by on January 22, 2022

Duncan Ferguson’s second reign as Everton caretaker manager started with a defeat against Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

The Scotsman stepped in following the sacking of Rafael Benitez but the move did not immediately produce the desired response as Emiliano Buendia’s header in first-half added time settled a scrappy encounter.

Villa’s victory was particularly sweet for former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard as well as ex-Everton defender Lucas Digne, who provided the corner for Buendia’s winner.

The goal was followed by disgraceful scenes as celebrating Villa players were struck by objects thrown from the crowd.

It leaves Everton with only six points from their last 42, searching for a new manager, and sitting uncomfortably close to the relegation zone of the Premier League.

Seun Fakorede


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