Marco Silva said he had no extra pressure, but his actions proved the opposite. Deep in stoppage time, when his party launched a final attack, everything fell out.
A decline of Ademola Lookman fell at the feet of substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin and without much commotion the young striker has since November Everton's first victory at Goodison Park. The performance, ultimately, against Bournemouth earned three points and this was a suitable final.
You would associate Silva with public expressions of emotions, but he stood on the sidelines and shook his fists repeatedly and roared with pleasure. Conscious of the meaning of the goal, Duncan Ferguson, the coach and the firm club, ran the head coach and embraced his head of delight.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin took formalities after he hit the rear of the net in the added time after he arrived as a substitute
Kurt Zouma leaped through the air to put a powerful header on the ball and let pass by Asmir Begovic in goal
The Chelsea borrower turned around immediately and rushed to the corner to celebrate that he had broken the impasse
Zouma could not hide his emotions after he had made his first goal for the Toffees since joining in the summer
Substitute Cenk Tosun was equally delighted on the sidelines, as Zouma hit the air in the air after scoring.
Zouma led the sideline where he was congratulated by manager Marco Silva by the technical field of Toffees
Bournemouth had their fair share and was visibly left behind after dropping a goal in the game
This was a difficult six weeks for Everton, but perhaps this was the end of the turn. For the opening of 30 minutes against Bournemouth, they played as a team without conviction, but the final whistle came, the team left the field for long and noisy acclaims. It has been too long.
But if Silva thinks about things, he will be aware that things would have gone differently. The shape of Bournemouth was perhaps terrible, but it did not affect their self-confidence. They started the game with purpose and the longer they owned – a task made easier to make Everton so passive – the more the atmosphere was loaded.
It almost seemed as if the home fans expected Bournemouth to take advantage and in the 14th minute their biggest fear almost came true. While Everton argued for a free kick after a collision between Josh King and Kurt Zouma, Junior Stanislas sent David Brooks through.
CONTEST FACTS, LIVE LEAGUE TABLE AND MATCH ZONE
EVERTON: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Andre Gomes, Gueye, Lookman, Sigurdsson (Mina 92), Bernard (Walcott 78 & # 39;), Richarlison (Calvert-Lewin 87 & # 39;)
SUBS UNUSED: Tosun, Stekelenburg, Davies, Kenny
booked: Bernard, Richarlison, Gomes, Zouma, Keane
TARGET: Zouma 60
BOURNEMOUTH: Begovic, Clyne, Steve Cook, Ake, Smith, Stanislas (Mousset 68 & # 39;), Lerma, Gosling, Fraser, Brooks (Ibe 83), King
SUBS UNUSED: Boruc, Surman, Daniels, Rico, Simpson
REFEREE: Anthony Taylor
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The Welshman, whose silky touch and elegant style demanded you follow his every move, held his nerves, but his shot was fractional in direction and it pounded at the base of the pole before it rebounded to safety. The relief relief, not surprising, was loud and abundant.
Wherever you looked, you could see the self-confidence of Everton's players sink to the point where even Jordan Pickford – one of the many players watched by British manager Gareth Southgate – struggled to kick at once.
The head of Steve Cook whistled briefly over the crossbar when Bournemouth initially threatened to take the first blood in the badger.
Michael Keane showed his strength in the air by jumping well above his opponent and winning an air ball for Everton
Andre Gomes was soon in a midfield battle with his Bournemouth counterpart Jefferson Lerma in the game
When the mood started to boil over, the two were involved in multiple quarrels as they fought for supremacy in the midfield
Gomes then got a yellow card from referee Anthony Taylor, who tried to get the procedure under control
Taylor also had to have a strict word with Silva on the sidelines after the Everton boss became more and more animated
Keane did not take any prisoners into the match and challenged Ryan Fraser, who was quickly considered an error
Brazil international Richarlison collapsed under the air challenge of Nathan Ake while looking forward to launch an attack
The duel of Ake and Richarlison continued and the Dutchman threw the Toffees forward on the field
There was the real prospect that Everton would come under water if they had a goal, but Bournemouth could not keep their pace and, late enough, they found a kind of rhythm; the catalyst came in the form of the elusive Ademola Lookman.
He has long waited for a good chance but Silva seems ready to put his trust in him and if Lookman continues to show this kind of ambition, he will keep Theo Walcott out of the team for a longer period.
Lookman was involved in everything that Everton did in the last 15 minutes of the first half – a cross that flashed across the six-yard box, another cross that Bernard rode over – and that flurry was crucial to change dynamics.
Everton returned to the locker room in a positive frame of mind and reappeared on the front foot; Within three minutes of the restart, Richarlison thought he had scored, but his four-meter shot clattered in one way or another in Nathan Ake, who was on the goal line.
Lucas Digne rammed a free kick for Everton in the first half of the game, but could not hit the keeper
Gylfi Sigurdsson wasted a missed opportunity when the sky started to open in Goodison and the rain poured down
The game slipped when the players joined the fight in heavy-duty conditions, looking for a breakthrough under the spotlight
Richarlison hit the pitch in frustration but soon the frustrations were released. On the hour the corner of Gylfi Sigurdsson escaped everyone, bar Lucas Digne, and he ran to the line to cross for Zouma, who put in a throbbing finish.
With an advantage to retain, it then became a matter of character. Bournemouth continued to ask questions and several major interventions were needed – one from Michael Keane, the other from Pickford – to keep the visitors at bay.
Then, in the last convulsion, Calvert-Lewin could, through a final escape, plunder the purpose that Goodison-and Silva-had desired. Never again was it clear than in his celebrations.