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PremierLeague-News.Com - Carlo Ancelotti praised the impact of Abdoulaye Doucoure at Everton after the midfielder picked up a suspension at Wolverhampton Wanderers
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Carlo Ancelotti praised the ability of his Everton side to adapt after securing a 2-1 win away to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening. A goal from Alex Iwobi put the visitors ahead after just six minutes, before Ruben Neves pulled a goal back for the hosts in the first half. However, a towering header from Michael Keane in the second period made sure the Blues went back to Merseyside with all three points - which was enough to take them back into the top four. Despite missing important players from the start of the game such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, forcing Ancelotti to name a side without a recognised striker, he praised his side for the way they adapted to win. Who was your Everton MOTM? Take our quick poll and let us know The manager told his post-match press conference: "Our performance was good, I'm really pleased for the performance. "We played the game that we had planned. It was a little bit different from the past as we didn't have a striker available from the beginning, but I think we adapted really well attacking the flank with a lot of efficiency. "The first goal was a fantastic combination." Read More Related Articles Everton player ratings as Alex Iwobi and Michael Keane stand out but James Rodriguez instrumental Read More Related Articles Ross Barkley sends message to Everton full-back Lucas Digne during Wolves win Cenk Tosun was named on the bench on Tuesday evening having started and scored against Rotherham United in the FA Cup at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Everton boss explained it would have been a "big risk" to play the Turkey international after his 120 minutes at the weekend. "We played differently, we didn't have strikers available," he added. "I could have put Tosun as centre-forward, but he played two hours on Saturday after coming back from a long injury. I think it would have been a big risk to play him. "We adapted to the players that we had, obviously doing really well. "The position of James I think created problems for the opponent, as did the position of Gylfi.
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." Take our 30-second Everton transfer survey and let us know what Carlo Ancelotti needs to do in the January window. Keane picked up particular credit from the boss after his fourth goal of the season. However, Ancelotti was keen to make clear that he believes the whole Everton defence gave a good account of themselves at Molineux. "He's [Keane] played with a lot of consistency, he's always focused, he scores goals - important goals," the boss remarked. "At the back, we were focused. "I have to say that all the back four tonight had a fantastic performance."
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Get all the latest reaction to the match, Carlo Ancelotti's next move and more. We'll have all the latest updates ahead of the January transfer window, as well as comment and analysis straight to your inbox every day with our FREE email newsletter. Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! The one downside to the victory was Abdoulaye Doucoure picking up his fifth yellow card of the season, meaning he will miss Everton's next match - currently due to be the trip to Aston Villa on Sunday. However, his manager believes that the midfielder is deserving of a much-needed rest. "He needs to rest, he needs to rest," Ancelotti said. "He did really well until now. It was a fantastic signing and he brings a lot of energy to our squad. He deserves a good rest."
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