Big Sam on tactical changes: ‘I have to say, it got us the first goal’

Date published: Saturday 2nd December 2017 6:49

Sam Allardyce was satisfied with Everton’s performance as the new manager saw his side record a 2-0 win over Huddersfield during his first game in charge.

Allardyce was officially appointed on Thursday and the former England boss saw enough in the Toffees’ performance to build upon after Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted second half goals.

Discussing his first time in the Everton dug-out, Allardyce, told BBC Sport: “It was nice to see this stadium, looking around and seeing it full with the welcome. Then it was about the players delivering a performance and result today.

“It could have been better for entertainment, more passing and moving but we can build on that as we go on.

“I had some work to do tactically at half-time, mainly on Sigurdsson and [Aaron] Lennon not running too far back. I have to say, it got us the first goal. Sigurdsson was further up the pitch than he would have been. It was something we really needed.”

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