Carlo Ancelotti began his reign as Everton manager on a good note giving fans a sneak peek to the changes he hopes to bring with a 1-0 win over Burnley.
Djibril Sidibe was brought forward from defense, a move that would later prove most significant and lead to the home side emerging victorious.
Burnley put up a good defense keeping the home side at bay as Holgate, Sidibe and Calvert-Lewin went on the offensive for Everton relentlessly testing Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.
Eventually, Everton’s persistence paid off as Djibril Sidibe provided a cross that saw Dominic Calvert-Lewin score the only goal of the match off a header.
After going 3 games without a win, this result under the Italian manager is definitely
a step in the right direction as Everton now find themselves 4 points above relegation positioned at 13 on the table.
Everton signed Ancelotti on a four and a half year contract in the hopes that he will revive the clubs fortunes.
He takes over from Duncan Ferguson who was Everton’s interim manager after Marco Silva was sacked earlier in December.
Ferguson will stay on as part of Ancelotti’s backroom staff.
Ancelotti thanked the fans for the warm reception he got on his arrival at Goodison Park.
Although the side walked away with a win, he went on to say that their performance was not up to scratch yet.
“In the end the performance was good – not top but a good performance.
“For me today the reception here at Goodison Park was a special day, absolutely.” he went on to say in his post-game interview.