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.
A couple who quit the UK to retire early in Lanzarote say they are now "living the dream" mortgage-free in the sun. Helen and Stephen Walker decided to take the plunge after a horrid year in which three people close to them died. They quit their property business, sold their three-bed semi in Cosby, Leics., and relocated to Yaiza, a town on the Canary island. Helen, 56, and Stephen, 55, are now financially free and spend their days exploring and relaxing. They say they'd never have been able to retire in the UK at their age - but life is much cheaper in Lanzarote. Helen said: “We’re living the dream. We never got a break at home. “We could never afford to take early retirement in the UK." Helen and Stephen rarely went on holiday as they were self-employed. And, even when they were away, they’d be answering phone calls and messages. But one year Helen convinced Stephen to come away on holiday to Lanzarote 0 and they fell in love with the place. She said: “We came to Lanzarote and loved it so much. “We were walking straight out to sea and he turned around and said 'I could live here'. “I said I could live here as well.” With Brexit in motion, Helen and Stephen then had to act fast if they wanted their dream to become a reality. They became more determined to go for it after losing three friends and family members in one year. Helen said: “We lost three people in that year. We thought 'We need to do it now. “We can’t think about the kids here – we’re going before grandchildren. Otherwise we’d never do it.” They found it hard to leave their children behind but their youngest daughter, Kate Walker, now 22, went to live with their son James Sorrell, 29. Helen said: “We put the house on the market. “In December 2019 we travelled all down the island looking at where we wanted to live. “We found a newbuild in Yaiza and thought ‘this is the place’.” The couple sold their UK home for £225k, and bought the three-bedroom Lanzarote property for £220k. They moved out in January 2020 and purchased the empty property in February – before lockdown hit in March. Helen said: “Luckily we had the kitchen done before lockdown.”. The pair have since spent around €40k renovating their home in Lanzarote – and have no mortgage and low bills. They were shedding out £650-a-month on a mortgage, and £230 for their gas, electric and water bills in the UK. Helen said: “There’s no mortgage and no finance. It’s a lot cheaper here to live. I could never retire in the UK.” The retired couple spend their days going on walks around the island, going for a coffee and lunch together and having chilled evenings in front of the TV. They go out for food or drinks when friends are visiting and around once a week together. Helen said: “Our fitness is fantastic. We do 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. “We travel around the island. We can travel from one end of the island to the other in 45 minutes. “My view is the Timanfaya national park. The language barrier is a problem sometimes but we’re learning Spanish.” Helen has “no regrets” but does miss her kids. She said: “It’s just lovely but I miss my children. Taking my kids to the airport after a visit is the hardest thing. “I cry and cry. But we’re only a four hour flight away.” Helen said Lanzarote has now become a home for the couple. She said: “We’re never bored. There’s always something to do. This is my home.”
Patrick Cantlay's caddie Joe LaCava apologised to Rory McIlroy before Sunday's Ryder Cup singles for his behaviour on Saturday which enraged the European star, according to US media reports.The American had also brushed off media reports that he was protesting against the lack of pay for players at the Ryder Cup by not wearing a cap.
Rory McIlroy was at the centre of a furious row as emotions boiled over at the Ryder Cup in Rome.McIlroy and teammate Matt Fitzpatrick lost their fourball match to Patrick Cantlay’s dramatic long putt on the 18th green, and the Northern Irishman was visibly unhappy with Cantlay’s caddie, Joe lacava, who celebrated wildly towards European fans who had been teasing his player all day, and the two had tense words as they shook hands.Sky Sports Golf