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PremierLeague-News.Com - Michael Keane admitted Everton had not worked on the system Carlo Ancelotti used against Wolverhampton Wanderers
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Michael Keane has admitted Everton didn't work on their new system ahead of their match against Wolves on Tuesday evening. The Blues won at Molineux thanks to a second half header from the defender to make it 2-1 - after goals in the first half from Alex Iwobi and Ruben Neves had the sides level at half time. However, before the match, it was Carlo Ancelotti 's line-up that was raising a few eyebrows among the fanbase. Everton named a starting 11 without a recognised striker and with Lucas Digne playing in a left-midfield role - thanks to an injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin leaving him out of the squad and Richarlison only being fit enough for the bench. But Keane believes he and his teammates responded well to the late changes they had to make. Read More Related Articles Everton player ratings as Alex Iwobi and Michael Keane stand out but James Rodriguez instrumental Read More Related Articles Lucas Digne provides answer to Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin problem The defender told Sky Sports following the match: "We had a few players missing today but we showed the strength in the squad. "We got the early goal, obviously conceded, but I thought we reacted really well. We hung in there, we knew we'd get our chance, and thankfully we did. "I thought we did really well because we didn't work on it [the new system] to be honest, we didn't have time after the game the other day obviously going to extra time. We didn't know who was going to be available for the game. "We only found out a few hours before kick off but I thought the lads did really well. Everyone worked their socks off and I thought it worked well." Everton's winning goal originated from a set piece, with Andre Gomes collecting a corner from James Rodriguez and delivering a fantastic cross back into the box for Keane to head home.
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. "Yeah I think it's massive," the England international added. "I think that's my fourth goal now this season and we've obviously got Yerry who can score a lot of goals as well. So we're a massive threat from set plays. "I think we're up there at the top of the league with goals scored from them. It wins us games, so it's massive." Tuesday's victory was Everton's sixth Premier League victory away from home in just nine matches on the road so far in 2020/21.
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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! And Keane has opened up on what he thinks is behind the form of his side away from Goodison Park. He remarked: "It's a mentality. Staying solid, not conceding a lot of goals and, when we are under pressure, staying in the game and fighting together. "We know we're a good enough team that if we stay in the game, opportunities will come our way and when they do, we've got to take them."
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