Everton 0-1 Wolves: Two 7s and plenty of 6s as Toffees rue missed chances - gallery
Everton fell to another disappointing defeat as a late Wolves strike stole all three points in a frustrating game at Goodison Park.
An 87th minute goal from Sasa Kalajdzic was enough to secure all three points, but the Toffees will rue a number of chances once again, as they sit rooted at the bottom of the Premier League table.
Everton started nervously but grew into the game but in the 14th minute, Arnaut Danjuma was sent clean through by Amadou Onana, but his shot was saved onto the post by Jose Sa, in what was a guilt-edge chance for the home side to take the lead.
All of the big chances fell to Everton in the first half, as Wolves offered very little.
The second half began with Everton in the ascendancy, as a corner in the 53rd minute brought a couple of chances in the area, as Jarrad Brathwaite’s header was well saved by Sa - he then bumped into the Wolves keeper and was awarded a somewhat harsh yellow card.
Wolves then had a goal ruled out for offside in the 57th minute, after Fabio Silva turned in from a cross, but luckily the flag went up. A few minutes later Silva was in again, after a mix-up at the back, as Everton rode their luck as he fired wide.
New signing Youssef Chermiti made his debut off the bench, as fans got their first glimpse of the £15m signing in the 66th minute as Lewis Dobbin made way after a bright performance.
Everton had the ball in the back of the net in the 78th minute, but Doucoure’s goal was ruled out for offisde after a VAR check.
There was late drama as Wolves took the lead to silence Goodison Park, as a Pedro Neto cross was met by Kalajdzic to give them the lead in the 87th minute.
The defeat leaves Everton with three defeats after three games and without a goal in a game that certainly mirrors the opening day defeat to Fulham.
Michael Caine is sitting on a sofa watching the Wimbledon championships on TV when, on a cloudy day in early July, I arrive to meet him at his apartment in a tower block at Chelsea Harbour. ‘I’ll turn it down,’ he says, reaching for the remote.