Felliani sinks United…& RVP’s debut

Probably the result of the weekend at Goodison Park, where a sterling performance from Marouane Fellaini, helped Everton beat Manchester United in their opening game of the new season. A towering header from the imposing Belgian midfielder in the 58th minute was enough to secure three points from the Toffees. TKTG scouts the web this morning to present the best analysis, as well as shed some light on RVP and his disappointing debut.

The match report from Goal.com calls it “an impressive performance from David Moyes’ men saw them notch a win in their opening Premier League game with the Dutchman tasting defeat on his first appearance.”

The Guardian, however chooses to focus on the matchwinning performance from Maroaune Fellaini. They analyse Everton’s tactical play and argue that “Everton are not known for flamboyance and considering the relatively small sums at Moyes’ disposal, the occasional pragmatism is completely understandable. Nonetheless, the desire to take the game to United shone through whenever the opportunity arose.”

However, David McDonnel from the Mirror believes there isn’t a need to panic as yet for Fergie.

While Jamie Jackson dissects Robin Van Persie’s dissapointing debut and says “Van Persie was on for his United debut but he was given no chance by a resolute Everton side to start repaying that fee on a disappointing evening for him and his new club.”

And finally, our friends at Zonalmarking.net give us the tactical breakdown for last nights game. They show us that “the formation was a 4-2-1-3, with two central midfielders that generally stayed in deep positions alongside each other, a clearly-defined number ten in Shinji Kagawa, and three forwards stretched across the pitch.”

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